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. She has been a supervisory board member for German stock corporations and serves on the board of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Germany, and of the assoctiation "Frauen in der Immobilienwirtschaft e.V.".

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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. "Maria Wolleh of Mannheimer Swartling advises clients from Sweden and other Nordic countries on their corporate and real estate investments 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.
Activities and memberships


  • Maria Wolleh has been active in the Women Lawyers' Interest Group 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 the Women Lawyers' Interest Group and SPPI council member.
  • Maria Wolleh has served as vice-president and board member of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Germany since 2013.
  • Maria Wolleh has served as board member of the German Association for Women in the Real Estate Industry since 2019.


  • International Bar Association
  • Schwedische Handelskammer in Deutschland
  • Frauen in der Immobilienwirtschaft