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Sandra Wittinghofer

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Baker McKenzie's Banking & Finance Practice Group in Germany




Sandra Wittinghofer advises national and international banks, trustees and corporations on matters of banking and finance law, particularly on structured finance and relating banking regulatory matters. She studied law in Bayreuth and Paris (Assas) and is admitted as a German Rechtsanwalt and as Solicitor (England and Wales). 


  • English
  • French
  • German


  • Referendariat District Court Frankfurt a.M. (Assessor Exam) (2003)
  • University of Bayreuth (Referendar Exam) (2001)
  • University of Paris I (Sorbonne)/University of Paris II (Assas) (Diplôme en Droit Comparé) (1999)

Germany: Capital markets

Structured finance and securitisation

Within: Structured finance and securitisation

Considered by many as ‘leading in the ABS business in Germany’, Baker McKenzie’s ‘sociable team’ is doubtlessly ‘established’ in advising on structured finance and securitisation. ‘Reliable, pragmatic, quick and flexible’ the firm advises on various asset classes, continues to be considered one of the leading practices in the automotive sector with transactions for BMW and Volkswagen, amongst other, but also handles large, particularly multijurisdictional, ABCP transactions in the area of trade receivables (such as for Commerzbank, DZ Bank, ING and BayernLB) and in the area of leasing receivables and residual value receivables. The team acted for Société Générale as arranger counsel in the second public ABS leasing and residual value transaction of ALD Autoleasing D and was able to gain Rabobank as a new client regarding the establishment of a new bank factoring programme in Germany. DBRS has been another client for over two years in connection with continuous advice on the ratings of all asset classes in EMEA, recently concerning the Alpspitze transaction as a structured covered bond by Deutsche Bank with a volume of €35bn RMBS bonds. The team has ‘very good knowledge in the ABS business, takes into account economic and commercial aspects of clients and is always quickly available and uncomplicated’; Sandra Wittinghofer is recommended; Martin Kaiser, however, joined Ashurst LLP in August 2017 and Matthias Eggert already left for Dentons in April 2017.

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