Dr Maria Wolleh
Lawyer (Rechtsanwältin), Partner

Maria Wolleh specialises in real estate and corporate transactions. She has more than two decades of professional experience and has advised many Nordic and international investors in their establishments and acquisitions in Germany. Maria has particular expertise in complex cross-border transactions both as share and asset deals. In the real estate sector she supports clients in particular in the areas of residential, office, retail, hotel and nursing homes. She regularly represents clients in the negotiation of long-term commercial lease agreements and is experienced with industrial sites and certain energy law aspects. She was a supervisory board member for German stock corporations, and is a board member and vice president of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Germany.

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Dr Maria Wolleh

German, Swedish, English, French

  • kallan Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft (since 2016)
  • Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå (1998-2016)
  • Free University Berlin (research assistant, Ph.D, law studies)
  • Legal clerkship (Referendariat) at Kammergericht
  • Philipps-University Marburg (law studies)
  • Handelsblatt/The Best Lawyers in Germany in the field of mergers and acquisitions (2014 - 2023) and real estate (2022-2023). 
  • Ranked in Chambers Global as a "Foreign Expert" for Corporate/M&A in Germany. Interviewees say she is "pragmatic and able to listen to and understand what we need."
  • Ranked in Women in Business Law as leading expert in real estate.
Recent experience
Publications and lectures


  • „Verlust von Heilungschancen", Dissertation, 1999
  • „Übernahme börsennotierter Gesellschaften in Schweden", RIW 2002, 87 ff



  • Maria Wolleh regularly lectures on commercial and real estate topics in and outside Germany.
  • 2017 – 2020 co-leader of Berlin JUC network for the real estate sector.
  • Regular participation as moderator or panelist on legal or economic topics, in particular in relation to Scandinavia.
Activities and memberships


  • Maria Wolleh has been active in the Women Lawyers' Committee (WLC) of the International Bar Association since 2007. In this capacity, she chaired numerous conference sessions and stand-alone conferences, most recently the 7th World Women Lawyers' Conference in Berlin in April 2016. In the years 2015 and 2016, she was the chair of WLC and SPPI council member. Since 2014, she is a member of the WLC Advisory Board.
  • Maria Wolleh has served as vice-president and board member of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Germany since 2013.
  • Maria Wolleh is member of the German Association for Women in the Real Estate Industry, and served as board member from 2019 to 2023.


  • International Bar Association
  • Schwedische Handelskammer in Deutschland
  • Frauen in der Immobilienwirtschaft e. V.
  • Deutsch-Norwegische Handelskammer