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partner, lawyer

Lisa Bohardien is a trustberg. partner, real estate law expert, and contract designer. Admitted as a lawyer in Germany, she is now based in Cape Town, South Africa.


Lisa provides comprehensive legal advice across the entire life cycle of a property, spanning all asset classes. Her expertise includes project developments, real estate transactions, and particularly, commercial leases. Notably, she represented a tenant in securing what was considered the largest lease in Munich’s history.


The contracts Lisa drafts and negotiates are known for their well-thought-out structure, clear stipulations, and, when beneficial, practical visualizations. This approach facilitates faster signings, simpler reviews, and more efficient contract management. Her legal services are marked by utmost professionalism and a profound understanding of the real estate sector and its key players.


Before joining trustberg., Lisa spent nearly a decade as part of the award-winning real estate team at the major international law firm, Hogan Lovells, in Düsseldorf. In 2023, she was recognized as one of the “Best Lawyers: Ones-to-Watch” and advanced to be named one of the “Best Lawyers” in the Real Estate Law category for 2024.


Lisa is fluent in 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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