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partner, lawyer

Based in Cape Town, Lisa Bohardien is a trustberg. partner and lawyer admitted to the German bar.

Having studied at the University of Bielefeld, she has worked with major international firms, such as Hogan Lovells, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, and Deloitte Legal. In 2023, Lisa was recognized as one of the Best Lawyers: Ones-to-Watch, and only one year later, in 2024, as one of the Best Lawyers in the real estate category—all while being Hogan Lovells’s youngest counsel.

At trustberg. Bohardien focuses on real estate, from commercial lease law to property transactions and project development. She speaks English, German, and Afrikaans.


  • Law studies in Bielefeld

  • Admission to the German bar

  • Recognition as one of real estate’s Best Lawyers: Ones-to-Watch, 2023

  • Recognition as one of real estate’s Best Lawyers, 2024


  • Real estate

track record.

  • Legal advice to landlords and tenants on commercial lease agreements for office, retail, and logistics properties—among them, reportedly, the largest lease agreement in the history of Munich

  • Legal advice to investors, funds, family offices, and project developers on property transactions in both asset and share deals for office, retail, logistics, hotel, and industrial properties

  • Legal advice to real estate developers on private building law, including contractor agreements, as well as neighbour agreements

  • Legal advice to landlords and tenants on all aspects of lease management for the whole duration of a lease, including amendments to lease agreements, green leases and ESG, re-negotiations and litigation

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