Firms To Watch: Lending and borrowing

Addleshaw Goddard‘s finance practice welcomed practice head Nadine Burgeois (previously at Norton Rose Fulbright) in 2021 and advises on acquisitions and corporate finance.

Lending and borrowing in Germany

A&O Shearman

A&O Shearman advises investment banks, private equity sponsors and large companies on corporate financing, where Thomas Neubaum is a key contact, debt financing, restructuring and real estate financing. Instructions frequently pertain to sustainability-related loans, loan conversions, syndicated financing, private capital and promissory note loans. Walter Uebelhoer heads the practice and recently advised on syndicated loans in connection with some of the firm's largest supported transactions. The competencies in the private capital sector were strengthened with the arrival of Josef Parzinger from Kirkland & Ellis International LLP in February 2023, who also has experience in advising on distressed investment funds.

Practice head(s):

Walter Uebelhoer

Other key lawyers:

Thomas Neuman; Josef Parzinger


‘Very high level of expertise and excellent understanding of lenders’ internal requirements.’

Key clients

Avenga Germany GmbH

Bencis Capital Partners

Bilfinger SE

BNP Paribas



China Merchants Bank

Commerzbank AG

Daimler Truck AG



European Investment Bank

Flix SE

DKV Mobility Services Holding GmbH & Co. KG

HR Group


IHO Holding GmbH & Co. KG

Ilos Projects


J.P. Morgan

Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen (Helaba)

Mercedes-Benz Group AG

One Equity Partners

Riverside Europe Partners LLC


Sartorius AG

Schaeffler AG

Schumacher Packaging GmbH

SGL Carbon SE



Work highlights

  • Advising Mercedes-Benz Group AG on the conversion of the existing €11 billion revolving credit facility into a sustainability-linked loan.

  • Advising SGL Carbon SE on entering into an amend & extend agreement in relation to its €175 million syndicated credit facility.

  • Advising a banking consortium on concluding syndicated loan financing for Porsche Automobil Holding SE for the acquisition of 25% plus one share of the ordinary shares of Dr. Ing. hc F. Porsche AG in connection with the IPO of Porsche AG.

Hengeler Mueller

Hengeler Mueller advises borrowers and lenders, including large German companies, banking and investor syndicates, on national and international transactions as well as corporate and acquisition financing. Most recently, the firm assisted with multi-stakeholder financing and recapitalisation, whereas the team regularly cooperates with the restructuring and insolvency practice in the context of crisis management situations. Key contacts include acquisition financing experts Daniela Böning and Nikolaus Vieten as well as Johannes Tieves, who regularly handles promissory note loans and sustainability-related financing.

Other key lawyers:

Johannes Tieves; Daniela Böning; Heinrich Knepper; Nikolaus Vieten; Henning Hilke

Work highlights

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP offers a full-service approach and regularly advises companies, private equity funds and debt funds in addition to national and international financial institutions on private equity and M&A transactions as well as refinancing and restructuring. The team also assists with bond financing, investment grade and cross-over investment grade financing as well as private debt. Alexandra Hagelüken advises on German and English law and regularly covers cross-border matters; pertaining to the latter, the team frequently cooperates with the capital markets practice on debt capital instruments. Advising infrastructure players is among the core strengths, where Sibylle Münch is experienced in the fibre optic and energy sectors and most recently advised on various platform financings as well as investments in a European telecoms tower company. Key contact Cora Grannemann is well versed in leveraged buyouts and corporate lending matters. Kim Woggon (private equity, acquisitions and corporate finance) left the firm in April 2023.

Other key lawyers:

Alexandra Hagelüken; Sibylle Münch; Christian Jahn; Thomas Weitkamp; Cora Grannemann


‘Friendly, personal, competent.’

‘Thomas Weitkamp, ​​Christian Jahn and Alexandra Hagelüken are reliable, commercial and communicate clearly.’

Key clients

3i Group

Alcentra Limited

Allgeier SE

Allianz Global Investors

Apera Asset Management

Arcmont Asset Management Limited


Banco Santander

Bank of Ireland

Bayerische Landesbank

Berenberg Bank


BNP Paribas


Capvis Equity Partners


Chequers Capital


Crescent Credit Europe

CVC Credit Partners Investment Management

Deutsche Apotheker- und Ärztebank eG

Deutsche Bank AG

Deutsche Intensivpflege

DPE Deutsche Private Equity

DZ Bank



EQT Partners

Ergon Capital Partners

Findos Investor

FSN Capital

Goldman Sachs

Hayfin Capital Management


HIG Whitehorse

IK Investment Partners

Landesbank Baden-Württemberg

Lindsay Goldberg

Nord/LB Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale

Oldenburgische Landesbank

One Equity Partners

Partners Group AG

Permira Debt Managers



UniCredit Bank AG


Work highlights

  • Advising Cheplapharm on a bridge-to-bond financing and issuance of a high-yield bond to finance the acquisition of worldwide marketing rights (excluding South Korea) for a drug from Eli Lilly and Company.

  • Advising GIP and KKR in connection with a strategic co-control partnership with Vodafone to invest in Vantage Towers.

  • Advising SGB Smit in connection with the modification and extension of SGB Smit’s existing loans as part of a UK restructuring plan.

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance's expertise in acquisition and corporate financing, leveraged finance, restructuring and refinancing is regularly called upon by national and international banks, private equity investors, direct lending funds and companies. Recent instructions include matters pertaining to bridging, ESG-related and syndicated loans in connection with the infrastructure and energy sectors, here, Bettina Steinhauer is a key contact; she is well versed in acquisition financing and restructuring. Christoph Nensa recently assisted with various refinancing transactions, which constitute another core strength of the practice. The team regularly cooperates with other locations on cross-border matters.

Other key lawyers:

Bettina Steinhauer; Steffen Schellschmidt; Simon Reitz; Christoph Nensa


‘Committed, pragmatic and solution-oriented.’


‘Really pleasant collaboration with the team, competent people.’

‘Clear explanations, accessible.’


Milbank routinely cooperates across locations and is instructed by companies, banks and private equity funds on cross-border matters under German, English and New York law; primarily on acquisition financing, as well as corporate and infrastructure financing. Other cooperations include the capital markets interface, thus the assistance with transactions in connection with complex financing structures and capital market products is one of the team's mainstays. Recent instructions pertain to refinancing and transactions in the energy sector as well as ESG-related syndicated loan financing and bonds. Barbara Mayer-Trautmann and Thomas Ingenhoven jointly head the team; Trautmann focuses on infrastructure financing, corporate loans and restructuring and recently advised on financing matters in the fibre optic sector, while Ingenhoven covers acquisition and asset financing as well as syndicated loans.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Ingenhoven; Barbara Mayer-Trautmann

Other key lawyers:

Thomas Möller


‘Solid and efficient work, pragmatic solutions.’

‘Barbara Mayer-Trautmann: Outstanding expertise, even in challenging situations.’

‘Very pleasant collaboration with the entire team down to individual associates.’

‘Very good dealings with management teams.’

‘Innovation focus – new trends in the market are taken up directly.’

‘Barbara Mayer-Trautmann is very competent and experienced not only in normal LBO financing, but also in alternative financing structures.’

‘Thomas Ingenhoven: Fast, efficient, very high level of competence and real advice. Very high reputation among financing partners and very good negotiating skills.’

‘I see Thomas Ingenhoven as the best in his field. He provides first-class advice, is a highly skilled negotiator and speaks his mind. Very short lead times and response times.’

Key clients

Ardian Private Equity

Ares Management

Axel Springer SE

Barings LLC

Best Secret

BofA Securities Inc.

Bregal Unternehmerkapital GmbH

Deutsche Beteiligungs AG

EIG Global Energy Partners

FUNKE Mediengruppe

Hayfin Capital Management LLP

Hensoldt AG

H.I.G. Capital

HPS Investment Partners

HSBC Contintental Europe S.A.

IK Partners

ING Bank

Investec Bank plc


Körber AG

Leonine Holding GmbH

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners

Maguar Capital Partners


PharmaSGP SE

ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE

UniCredit Bank AG

Work highlights

  • Advising the lender Pemberton on the refinancing of the Energiekonzepte Deutschland Group.

  • Advising KAEFER SE & Co. KG in connection with the refinancing of the existing bond and the super senior credit facilities through new long-term syndicated financing.

  • Advising Benteler International AG as lender on the refinancing of Benteler International AG through a combination of bond issues and credit agreement facilities with a total volume of over €2 billion.

Ashurst LLP

Ashurst LLP focuses on leveraged buyouts as well as corporate loans and refinancings and is frequently instructed by financial institutions, corporations, debt funds and private equity houses. Recent work includes the advice on growth and unitranche financing as well as syndicated financing. The latter areas are also key strengths of Anne Grewlich; she heads the German as well as the Global Loans and Global Markets team. Grewlich has additional expertise in national and international transactions under English and New York law, including mezzanine and high-yield structures as well as staple financing. At the end of 2023, Matthias Weissinger (acquisition and unitranche financing as well as corporate loans) left the firm to join McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP.

Practice head(s):

Anne Grewlich

Other key lawyers:

Derk Opitz; Philip Vorbeck

Key clients

Diebold Nixdorf


HAWE Hydraulik SE

Rantum Capital


Capital Four

Commerzbank AG

UniCredit Bank AG

Grammer AG

Silicon Valley Bank

Norddeutsche Landesbank – Girozentrale (NORD/LB)

Credit Suisse

Patrimonium Asset Management AG

ODDO BHF Private Debt



Ardian Private Debt

Citibank Europe plc

Capiton AG

KfW (Venture Tech Growth Financing)

hGears AG

Credit Suisse & Patrimonium

Paragon Partners

Pinova Capital


Armada Credit Partners



Capital Four

Work highlights

  • Advising a group of financiers on the refinancing of various debt and the provision of $400 million of new capital for Diebold Nixdorf Incorporated.

  • Advising a banking consortium consisting of UniCredit Bank AG, Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft, Citibank Europe plc, Germany Branch and KfW (Venture Tech Growth Financing) on ​​the financing of a transaction between Global Savings Group and as well as a comprehensive refinancing of the group.

  • Advising capiton AG on two financings in connection with the closing of the continuation fund capiton Quantum and the takeover of the German technology companies AEMtec and Raith with a total transaction volume of €248 million.

Gleiss Lutz

Kai Arne Birke heads the Gleiss Lutz team and travels between the Frankfurt and London locations. His practice advises large German companies, financial institutions, banks and private equity funds on acquisitions and corporate financing. Recent work pertains to ​​promissory note loans, where corporate finance expert Eva Reudelhuber took the lead; the team also assists with financial restructurings. Frank Schlobach is another key contact, he is well versed in leveraged buyouts and acquisition financing.

Practice head(s):

Kai Arne Birke

Other key lawyers:

Eva Reudelhuber; Frank Schlobach; Helge Kortz; Burkhard Jäkel; Christian Emil Halàsz


‘Frank Schlobach is a very strong leveraged finance partner, especially for mid-cap transactions. He has many years of experience and an understanding of details and economic backgrounds.’

‘High level of expertise, incredibly responsive and extremely collegial collaboration.’

Key clients

Akin Gump LLP

Atlantic Park / GIC

Barings & CDPQ

Bankhaus Metzler


Bunker Holding

Credit Suisse

Deutsche Telekom


Die Paracelsus Kliniken Deutschland

Elydan Gruppe


Finpair GmbH / NordLB

Glasfaser Plus

Hipp Holding GmbH

Hornbach Holding AG & Co. KGaA

Infraserv Höchst

Morgan Stanley


Profound Medical

Progress-Werk Oberkirch AG

Putzmeister Holding GmbH


Robert Bosch Finance LLC




Work highlights

  • Advising Atlantic Park/GIC on its investment in the German pharmaceutical company Cheplapharm AG in the form of a subordinated convertible loan with a total volume of €550 million.

  • Advising Deutsche Telekom on the financing of the joint venture with DigitalBridge and Brookfield in the area of ​​radio towers via syndicated infrastructure financing.

  • Advising STEAG and KSBG in the context of the transformation of the STEAG Group, in particular within the framework of the agreements with the financiers involved and the development and implementation of a restructuring plan.


Linklaters advises lenders, such as national and international banks, as well as companies from various sectors, including energy and infrastructure, on acquisition financing, syndicated credit facilities, promissory note loans, leveraged finance and finance restructuring. Practice head Marc Trinkaus advises on acquisition financing as well as restructuring; his team increasingly assists with sustainable financing matters such as recent instructions pertaining to promissory note transactions. Przemyslaw Lipin is another key contact and focuses on the leveraged finance area.

Practice head(s):

Marc Trinkaus

Other key lawyers:

Urs Lewens; Michal Hlásek; Przemyslaw Lipin


‘The collaboration was very good. There was always a very good overview of the current state of affairs and the legal problems, so that the assessment of the legal and economic issues was well prepared.’

‘Przemyslaw Lipin’s team was very good and supportive.’


Noerr's recent work includes the advice to banks on syndicated loans in the context of M&A and restructuring transactions, such as the advice to a banking consortium in connection with the large-scale restructuring of STEAG. Practice head Andreas Naujoks frequently took the lead in these restructuring matters; he has additional expertise in corporate and acquisition financing as well as real estate financing, where the practice is also instructed by companies. Other competencies include ESG-related finance transactions, promissory note loans, refinancing and mezzanine financing as well as venture debt and leveraged buyouts.

Practice head(s):

Andreas Naujoks

Other key lawyers:

Nikolai Warneke; Torsten Wehrhahn; Alexander Schilling; Michael Schuhmacher; Dorian Legel


‘Andreas Naujocks: Very proactive, good communicator, brilliant strategist.’

‘Alexander Schilling is very hard-working and committed.’

‘Fast service, good accessibility, targeted advice.’

Key clients

Aurelius Alpha Invest GmbH/VAG Holding GmbH

Bundesrepublik Deutschland – Finanzagentur GmbH

Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft

Deutsche Bank AG

DuMont Mediengruppe GmbH & Co. KG

Dussmann Stiftung & Co. KGaA

European Investmentbank

Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA

IDT Biologika GmbH

LEG Immobilien SE


Peach Property Gruppe

Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich Aktiengesellschaft

SAF Holland SE

Schaltbau Holding AG

Schwarz Gruppe

Sparkasse Rhein Nahe

TAG Immobilien AG

UniCredit Bank AG

Willy Bogner GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advising AEQUITA SE & Co. KGaA with a cross-practice team on the acquisition of the IFA Group (IFA Holding GmbH).

  • Advising a group of promissory note holders worth almost €1 billion on the largest European restructuring transaction of ORPEA SA in France.

  • Advising the guarantee lenders on the successful conclusion of a new financing agreement with STEAG.

White & Case LLP

White & Case LLP frequently cooperates across locations and practices, such as regulatory and M&A, thus routinely advises international financial institutions and large companies on financing transactions under English and New York law. The mainstays include leveraged finance transactions, acquisition financing and corporate loans. Practice head Vanessa Schürmann demonstrates similar competencies and is additionally experienced in real estate financing under English law. Recently, the team increasingly assisted with restructuring-related matters, Andreas Lischka is a key contact here.

Practice head(s):

Vanessa Schürmann

Other key lawyers:

Andreas Lischka


‘The team has extensive experience in credit law and offers advice on how best to structure complex transactions and which aspects are important.’

‘Communication between teams in different jurisdictions is fast, efficient and effective.’

Key clients

Adler Group

Battery Ventures



Credit Suisse

Delivery Hero

Deutsche Bank


Goldman Sachs


JP Morgan

Proman Holding

Société Générale

Stabilus SE und ihre Tochtergesellschaften (Stabilus Group)




Work highlights

  • Advising Adler Group SA and its subsidiaries on the successful restructuring, including changing the terms and conditions of certain bonds with an aggregate principal amount of €3.2 billion and the provision of new money of up to €937.5 million.

  • Advising the Austrian BENTELER Group, accompanied by a banking consortium, on the issuance of various financial instruments for the early and full repayment of its existing restructuring liabilities.

  • Advising Stabilus SE and its subsidiaries (Stabilus Group) on new long-term financing with credit facilities amounting to €450 million.


CMS' financing practice regularly cooperates with its M&A and regulatory experts and assists investors, sponsors and borrowers as well as major national and international banks with corporate, asset, project and acquisition financing as well as promissory note transactions. The team is well versed in ESG-related financing, here, the practice routinely cooperates with the firm's international ESG task force. Practice heads Kerstin Block and André Frischemeier and their team focus on the infrastructure and renewable energy sectors, where the team frequently cooperates with the project financing team.

Practice head(s):

Kerstin Block; André Frischemeier

Other key lawyers:

Marc Seibold; Markus Pfaff; Marc Riede; Peter Ruby


‘Fast and efficient processing of any legal questions or the creation of documents.’

‘Committed, competent and goal-oriented negotiation. Practical solutions that are beneficial for the client.’

‘High level of competence among partners and associates, which always enables quick and targeted solutions. Drafts are prepared and revised quickly and further developed in negotiations in the best interests of the client. Very pleasant and personal interaction.’

Taylor Wessing

Taylor Wessing focuses on acquisition and corporate financing. Clemens Niedner heads the team, which is also instructed by financial institutions, private equity funds and international companies on project financing and restructuring; these competencies are increasingly tied to ESG matters. Other recent work includes instructions from debt funds and startups in the venture debt financing area.

Practice head(s):

Clemens Niedner

Other key lawyers:

Sabine Schomaker; Claus Goedecke; Ulf Gosejacob; Alper Utlu


‘The Taylor Wessing team has a whole range of experienced partners in the area of ​​financing and restructuring with Clemens Niedner, Sabine Schomaker and Ulf Gosejacob. Since they advise both lenders and the borrowers, they know both sides and have a very good understanding of what is (still) acceptable for the other side in the respective situation. This saves unnecessary negotiations and ensures quick and appropriate results.’

Key clients

Bayerische Landesbank

Norddeutsche Landesbank

Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen

Landesbank Baden-Württemberg

Deutsche Bank

DZ Bank

Kreissparkasse Biberach

Kreissparkasse Esslingen-Nürtingen

Oddo BHF Bank

LFPI European Debt Fund

Cordet Capital Partners

H.I.G. Europe

Borromin Capital Management

Deutsche Beteiligungs AG

Nord Holding

VR Equitypartner


Claret Capital

Vetter Pharma

Global Savings Group

Work highlights

  • Advising Vetter Pharma-Fertigung GmbH & Co. KG on the conclusion of a syndicated financing deal amounting to €275 million.

  • Advising Borromin Capital in the context of a management buyout on the financing of the investment in Aerotec Europe GmbH and the subsidiary Airplane Equipment & Services AES GmbH.

  • Advising the Munich-based shopping rewards company GSG on the financing of the merger with the shopping community

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP frequently assists sponsors and their portfolio companies with cross-border acquisition financing and refinancing. The team also advises financial institutions and private debt funds on finance restructuring and in the direct lending area and, most recently, increasingly in the context of loans in the venture debt area. Jasmin Dettmar (leveraged finance, acquisition financing, corporate loans) heads the practice; another key contact is Jan Wilms (leveraged finance, corporate loans, syndicated loan transactions, project financing).

Practice head(s):

Jasmin Dettmar

Other key lawyers:

Jan Wilms


‘Excellent availability and advice. Good understanding of current market standards. Strong leadership in negotiations with the other side.’

‘Jasmin Dettmar: Excellent communication and availability.’

‘The team is always up to date with market developments and delivers top results.’

‘Jasmin Dettmar is a top lawyer when it comes to credit law and financing.’

Key clients

3i Group



GSquare Capital

CVC Capital Partners



SGT Capital

MMC Holding

Telemos Capital

Work highlights

  • Advising SGT Capital on the financing aspects of the acquisition of the Utimaco Group from the private equity fund EQT Mid Market Europe.

  • Advising Bain Capital Credit as lender on the financing of the acquisition of Onventis Holding by Keensight Capital.

  • Advising CVC Capital Partners VIII on the financing aspects of the acquisition of a majority stake in The Quality Group (TQG).

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie impresses with its expertise in advising banks, whereas the team also assists private equity sponsors, companies, debt funds and other financial institutions with national and international leveraged buyout financing, restructuring as well as corporate and project financing. The practice covers various sectors, including most recently real estate and infrastructure. Practice head Oliver Socher comprehensively covers all financing matters as EMEA Banking & Finance Chair and as a member of the Global Banking & Financing Steering Committee. Matthias Töke recently advised on growth and acquisition financing and was appointed partner in July 2023.

Practice head(s):

Oliver Socher

Other key lawyers:

Matthias Töke; Kathrin Marchant; Patrick Mittmann


‘Professional, available at any time, pragmatic, trusting cooperation, good understanding of and practical experience with economic contexts and the regulatory environment.’

‘Patrick Mittmann is an excellent lawyer with commercial expertise.’

‘Committed and good at communication.’

Key clients


DZ Bank


Landesbank Baden-Württemberg

Deutsche Bank

ING Bank, Intesa, SACE and UKEF

Berlin Hyp AG

DZ Bank

Credit Suisse



Adiuva Capital

Sanecum Gruppe GmbH

Credit Suisse

Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen (Helaba)

Work highlights

  • Advising Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen (Helaba) as arranger, agent and lender on a €505 million refinancing of a diversified logistics portfolio with 45 properties for VIB Vermögens AG, a subsidiary of DIC Asset AG.

  • Advising Credit Suisse (Switzerland) AG on all aspects of the financing of the acquisition of VitalQIP from Nokia Solutions & Network Oy by Cygna Labs.

  • Advising DZ Bank on a syndicated loan of €100 million to GELITA AG.

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP's team is jointly led by project and real estate financing expert Carla Luh and banking and financial law specialist Katlen Blocker, who, in addition to acquisition and corporate loans, also handles export financing and restructuring. Luh's project financing expertise complements the overall focus on the infrastructure and energy sectors. The practice advises on cross-border financing transactions as well as on ECA-covered financing and sustainable finance-related matters. Clients include companies, banking syndicates and, increasingly, debt funds.

Practice head(s):

Katlen Blöcker; Carla Luh

Other key lawyers:

Bianca Engelmann; Christian Herweg; Julian Fischer


‘The team is very experienced, always keeps up with current market developments and has excellent connections in the industry. We value the team for their excellent specialist knowledge, service orientation and collaboration on an equal level.’

‘Hands-on approach, practical solutions, legally well thought out.’

Key clients

AkquiVest-Debt Fonds

ALD Vacuum Technologies GmbH

EB – Sustainable Investment Management (EB-SIM)

FMS Wertmanagement

goetel GmbH


HR Group

LHI Group

Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich / Stadtsparkasse Düsseldorf

Sparkasse Rhein-Nahe / Volksbank eG

Strategic Fiber Networks GmbH (SFN)


Tilta Fintech GmbH

UniCredit Bank Austria AG

Wirelane GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advising a banking syndicate on a €1.035 billion financing package for the Frankfurt data center operator maincubes.

  • Advising a banking syndicate on the signing of an extensive debt financing package for the German fiber company TNG Glasfaser GmbH, controlled by the Intermediate Capital Group, with a volume of €325 million.

  • Advising the Berlin hotel operating company HR Group on the acquisition of the Vienna House Hotelgesellschaft and its operating companies.

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright's advisory capacities include acquisition, asset and corporate financing; banks and financial services providers primarly call upon this expertise as well as companies. Practice head Oliver Sutter and asset and project financing expert Timo Noftz regularly take the lead here; Noftz also focuses on the transport sector. Additionally, clients benefit from cross-border as well as cross-practice cooperation, including interfacing capital markets law, M&A and VC matters.

Practice head(s):

Oliver Sutter

Other key lawyers:

Timo Noftz; Andrea Spellerberg; Bernhard Fiedler; Markus Radbruch; Veit Sahfeld

Key clients


Bank of America Corporation N.A.

BayernLB / Bayerische Landesbank

BNP Paribas S.A.

Commerzbank AG

Crédit Mutuel

Deutsche Bank AG

Deutsche EuroShop AG

Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG

DZ Bank AG

enercity AG

European Investment Bank (EIB)

Fitesa S.A.

Hamburg Commercial Bank AG

HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG

KfW Group


Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW)

Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen (Helaba)

MANN+HUMMEL International GmbH & Co. KG

Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale (NORD/LB)

Nordzucker AG


Schnellecke Logistics SE

Société Générale S.A.

Thüga AG

UniCredit Bank AG

Varengold Bank

Wells Fargo

Work highlights

  • Advising Nordzucker AG on concluding a syndicated loan agreement with a banking syndicate. The new €350 million credit facility replaces Nordzucker AG’s existing syndicated credit financing and has a term of five years with extension options for up to two additional years. The interest rate is linked to the company’s ESG rating.

  • Advising NOVENTI Health SE on the refinancing of the syndicated loan amounting to €1.4 billion with a banking consortium led by Deutsche Apotheker- und Ärztebank eG.

  • Advising Banque Européenne Crédit Mutuel (BECM) in connection with the cross-border integration of the German corporate finance business into TARGOBANK.

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP focuses on national and international acquisition and corporate financing and also covers financing transactions at the interface with capital markets law. Practice head Johannes Kremer complements this with expertise in related regulatory issues. He is supported by counsel Jörg Hanke, who is well versed in real estate financing and restructuring-related topics. Among the clint roster are financial institutions, private equity houses as well as companies.

Practice head(s):

Johannes Kremer

Other key lawyers:

Jörg Hanke


‘The team is very strong, versatile, responsive and practical.’

‘Jörg Hanke is technically excellent and very responsive.’

‘Great transaction management, deep knowledge of relevant legal concepts. Very solution-oriented and quick response times.’

‘Jörg Hanke impresses with his very careful transaction management and solution-oriented approach to complex legal challenges.’

Key clients

Gulf Energy Development

Energy Infrastructure Partners

SCP Group

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association

Standard Chartered Bank

AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG

Hillenbrand, Inc.

Black Diamond Capital Management, L.L.C.


Work highlights

  • Advising Energy Infrastructure Partners on the acquisition of a 49% stake in the 350MW Wikinger offshore wind farm from Iberdrola SA and the associated acquisition financing led by Goldman Sachs as arranger.

  • Advising Energy Infrastructure Partners on the financing aspects of the acquisition of 19.85% of Fluxys Group.

  • Advised Hillenbrand in connection with a €225 million guarantee facility.