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Kathrin Marchant

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Germany: Banking and finance

Lending and borrowing

Within: Lending and borrowing

Benefiting from its global reach, the team at Baker McKenzie frequently works in conjunction with various offices from its international network. Led by Oliver Socher, the team focuses on handling syndicated loan matters as part of trade and export finance, acquisition finance and restructuring mandates, but had to face a significant loss when securities expert Martin Kaiser moved to Ashurst LLP in September 2017 followed by real estate and asset finance specialist Filip Kurkowski in January 2018. As a counterbalance, the practice added real estate finance partner Patrick Mittmann from Hogan Lovells International LLP in August 2018. Recent highlights include advising Standard Chartered Bank on a two-currency loan facility valued at $306m and €956m respectively and issued to Yapı ve Kredi Bankası, which required co-operation with the firm’s Istanbul and London offices. In other work, Socher assistedo Credit Suisse with a unitranche financing and a facility feature, and acted for Commerz Real Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft on the acquisition of a wind farm for its CR Institutional Renewables Energies Fund. The latter mandate was handled in co-operation with colleagues from the M&A and energy law groups and demonstrates the team’s growing capabilities in energy sector work. In further demonstration of this, the team advised a consortium consisting of 13 European and Asian banks on the financing of the acquisition of ista International, a global provider of efficient energy services. In real estate, Kathrin Marchant assisted a banking consortium with the financing of the acquisition of the Sony Center in Berlin.

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Germany: Real estate and construction

Real estate

Within: Real estate

At Baker McKenzie, the group advises national and international clients on real estate sales and acquisitions as well as the financing of residential, commercial and specialist properties. In recent work, Frankfurt-based Kathrin Marchant advised a consortium consisting of Deutsche Pfandbriefbank, Landesbank Baden-Württemberg and ING Wholesale Banking on the financing of the acquisition of the Sony Center in Berlin. Key contact Florian Thamm assisted Al Zayani Investments with the acquisition of the Kreiller 214 project development in Munich and acted for an Asian pension fund on the acquisition of a German logistics portfolio. Filip Kurkowski joined Ashurst LLP in early 2018.

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    For decades, the primary Turkish laws governing leases of residential and business premises have been the Law on Leasing Real Property dated May 27, 1955 (the “Lease Law”) and the Turkish Code of Obligations No. 818 dated April 22, 1926 (the “Obligations Code”). Both of these laws, however, will be repealed and replaced with the new Turkish Code of Obligations No. 6098 dated January 11, 2011 (the “New Obligations Code”), which will enter into force on July 7, 2012.
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