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Dr Tom Oliver Schorling

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Banking, Financial Restructuring and Insolvency




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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: Restructuring and insolvency


Within: Restructuring

White & Case LLP is particularly known for its comprehensive advice on refinancings, restructurings and insolvencies in the shipping and finance sectors. Besides providing restructuring advice in and out of court the team is also well versed in rescission proceedings. It is also noted for its excellent network and often cooperates with the offices in London and New York. In a highlight Tom Schorling and Riaz Janjuah assisted the steering committee of the most important lenders of the insolvent recycling group Scholz Holding with the financial restructuring of its debt structure and the participation of a new Chinese investor. In another noteworthy matter the firm advised a prominent bank on the restructuring of several shipping companies. Other key figures include Sven-Holger Undritz, Jan-Philipp Hoos and Sylvia Fiebig. In June 2016 the office in Dresden was strengthened with the arrival of counsel Tim Brune, formely at Rasenberger Toschek Global Services Coopérative. Martin Heidrich, however, departed for Taylor Wessing’s Hamburg office in April 2017.

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