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Dr Sven Brandt

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Work +49 69 962 36 0
Email:
Web:
www.hoganlovells.com/en/sven-brandt
Hogan Lovells US LLP

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Finance

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Sven Brandt has extensive experience in asset finance, capital markets (both interest and dividend-paying stock), structured finance (including derivatives), debt repackaging and securitisation.

He focuses on asset and structured finance transactions, capital markets products and regulatory implications of securities trading and settlement. Sven was a member of both the German regulators' (BaFin) and the Association of German Banks (BdB) securitisation leading working groups.

Sven heads the firm's German debt capital markets practice.


Germany: Capital markets

Debt capital markets

Within: Debt capital markets

Hogan Lovells International LLP’s broad client base predominately consists of international investment banks as well as German and European financial institutions, which routinely retain the team to advise on various national and international capital markets transactions with particular focus on bonds, pfandbriefe and promissory notes alongside emission programmes, liability management and bond restructuring matters. Jochen Seitz advised Commerzbank on the update of Deutsche Pfandbriefbank’s debt issuance programme, and, in a similar matter, assisted UniCredit Bank with the update of the issuance programmes of Volkswagen Financial Services and Volkswagen Bank, while he acted for a banking consortium on the placement of mortgage bonds by Deutsche Pfandbriefbank totalling €500m. In other work, Michael Schlitt advised Deutsche Bank on SLM Solutions Group’s convertible bond offering worth €58.5m, and, together with the banking team, he assisted Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale with the inaugural issue of promissory notes to the International Investment Bank. Sina Hekmat is the main contact for US law matters; he divides his time between New York and Frankfurt and assists issuers and intermediaries with government bonds, investment grade and high-yield bonds under US law. Sven Brandt heads the team.

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Structured finance and securitisation

Within: Structured finance and securitisation

As an integral part of the firm’s DCM practice, Hogan Lovells International LLP’s ‘very client-focused and efficient’ securitisation team is ‘very experienced in securitisation transactions’, most notably in the automotive sector, and has expertise in securitised derivatives. The latter area received a boost when Jochen Seitz, Peter Maier and counsel Markus Brusch joined the firm at the end of 2017 from Mayer Brown LLP. Clients, including several German and international banks, also benefit from the team’s ‘excellent service level’ and its ‘balanced price-performance ratio’ as well as its ‘very good international network and internal co-operation, leading to seamless support in cross-border matters’. Sven Brandt advised Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank on the drafting and drawing of an €8bn structured bond and certificates programme, while Seitz and Maier assisted an international investment bank with the creation of an issuing platform to facilitate the issuance of various structured products such as debt securities, certificates and leverage products. The ‘solution-oriented’ Dietmar Helms, who also stands out for his ‘good understanding of clients’ needs and openness to innovative structures’, and, according to clients, is ‘among the leading lawyers in the German-speaking region for ABS transactions’, advised Société Générale on the securitisation of German auto loans. Julian Fischer is also recommended.

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