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Dr Thomas Flatten

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Germany: Banking and finance

Lending and borrowing

Within: Lending and borrowing

White & Case LLP is traditionally strong on the banking side and stands out for its advice on cross-border finance transactions. The firm often acts as local counsel in close collaboration with its practices in London and New York and offers advice on German, English and New York law from its offices in Germany. In the acquisition finance segment it also increasingly advises private equity houses: The ‘very active’ Vanessa Schürmann assisted Triton with the financing of the acquisition of WernerCo. Thomas Flatten focuses on real estate finance, but also handled the $4.4bn financing for the acquisition of Akron by Fresenius for a banking syndicate led by Credit Suisse. Expertise furthermore lies in financial restructurings: The ‘highly esteemedTom Schorling advised Commerzbank as documentation agent on the refinancing of Ströer’s syndicated credit facilities and recently on the €1.75bn refinancing of Evonik Industries’ syndicated credit line. Local partner Sibylle Münch joined Latham & Watkins LLP as counsel in May 2017 and with the closure of the Hamburg office the team lost Kai-Michael Hingst to Noerr in April 2017.

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Germany: Real estate and construction

Real estate

Within: Real estate

White & Case LLP suffered some significant losses in 2017: at the beginning of the year, Hamburg-based Stefan Feuerriegel and Patrick Narr moved to Norton Rose Fulbright together with five other lawyers, while Sibylle Münch joined Latham & Watkins LLP and Daniel Müller left for UniCredit in spring of the same year. Frankfurt-based Holger Wolf continues to advise Digital Realty on the acquisition and project development of data centres in Germany and abroad, while Thomas Flatten assisted Tishman Speyer with the acquisition financing of the Taunus Tower in Frankfurt. Practice head Endrik Lettau acted for Deutsche Euroshop in its purchase of a 50% stake in the shopping centre Saarpark-Center in Neunkirchen.

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