Clemens Niedner > Taylor Wessing > Frankfurt, Germany > Lawyer Profile

Taylor Wessing
SENCKENBERGANLAGE 20-22
60325 FRANKFURT AM MAIN
Germany

Work Department

Banking & Finance

Position

Clemens heads up the Practice Area Banking & Finance. He advises international banks, investors and multinational corporations on corporate and acquisition financing and other types of syndicated loans. Another focus of his practice is advice on restructuring. Clemens is regarded as an experienced legal adviser in complex, multinational financing transactions and, with his in-depth knowledge of the European syndicated loan market, is a recognised specialist in this field.

With his expertise, far-reaching network and close relationships with globally active banks, Clemens opens up a wealth of financing options and scope for action for his clients. Excellent relationships with all contractual partners – even long after the contracts have been signed – characterise his advice and positively reflect his practice-oriented approach.

Career

  • Since 2016 Partner, Taylor Wessing
  • 2013 – 2016 Partner, international law firm
  • Since 2012 Lecturer on subject of acquisition finance, School of Finance & Management
  • 2006 – 2012 Associate and subsequently local partner, leading international law firm

Languages

English

Memberships

German–South African Lawyers Association

Education

  • 2006 Admitted as a lawyer, Frankfurt
  • 2006 Second state examination
  • 2003 – 2005 Legal clerkship Hessen, Germany and South Africa
  • 2003 First state examination

Lawyer Rankings

Deutschland > Bank- und Finanzrecht > Kreditrecht

Taylor Wessing legt den Fokus auf die Segmente Akquisitions- und Unternehmensfinanzierung sowie auf finanzielle Restrukturierungen, während man mit dem Zugang von Jennifer Maiworm in Hamburg als Salary Partnerin Ende 2020 (zuvor Principal Associate bei Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer) auch den Immobilienfinanzierungsbereich stärken konnte. Praxisgruppenleiter Clemens Niedner widmet sich ebenfalls dieser Themenstreuung einschließlich der Restrukturierungsberatung, für die man routinemäßig mit den Insolvenz- und Restrukturierungsteams kooperiert. Der Mandantenstamm setzt sich im Akquisitionsfinanzierungsbereich schwerpunktmäßig aus Private Equity- und Private Debt-Fonds und im Corporate Loan-Bereich vorwiegend aus Banken zusammen.

Deutschland > Bank- und Finanzrecht > Immobilienfinanzierung

Taylor Wessing deckt in enger Kooperation mit der Immobilienpraxis ein breites Finanzierungsspektrum ab, auf das hauptsächlich Banken, jedoch auch zunehmend Sponsoren und Kreditnehmer zugreifen. So ist man in Erwerbs- und Entwicklungsfinanzierungen, Sale-and-Lease-Back-Transaktionen, Senior-, Mezzanine-, CMBS- und RMBS-Finanzierungen sowie in der Restrukturierung solcher Finanzierungen erfahren. Diese stehen im Zusammenhang mit Einzelobjekten als auch Portfolios und ziehen sich über diverse Assetklassen hinweg; zuletzt insbesondere Gewerbe, Büro und Wohnen. Das Team, das sich im November 2020 mit Salary Partnerin und Immobilienfinanzierungsspezialistin Jennifer Maiworm (zuvor Principal Associate bei Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer) verstärkte, steht unter der Leitung von Clemens Niedner, der neben der Finanzierungsberatung auch im Restrukturierungsbereich erfahren ist.

Germany > Banking and finance > Real estate finance

In close cooperation with its real estate practice, Taylor Wessing covers a wide range of financing issues mainly for banks, but also increasingly for sponsors and borrowers. Hence, the group is experienced in acquisition and development finance, sale-and-lease-back transactions, senior, mezzanine, CMBS and RMBS finance and restructuring. Matters involve individual properties as well as portfolios and span various asset classes; most recently, the team was especially active in the commercial, office and residential sectors. The team, which was strengthened by the arrival of salary partner and real estate financing specialist Jennifer Maiworm (previously principal associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer) in November 2020, is headed by Clemens Niedner, who is experienced in restructuring as well as financing.

Germany > Banking and finance > Lending and borrowing

Taylor Wessing focuses on acquisition and corporate finance as well as on financial restructuring, while the arrival of Jennifer Maiworm in Hamburg as a salary partner at the end of 2020 (previously Principal Associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer) also strengthened the group’s real estate finance capacities. Practice head Clemens Niedner also devotes himself to this range of topics, including restructuring advice, for which the group routinely cooperates with the firm’s insolvency and restructuring teams. In the acquisition financing field, the team predominantly advises private equity and private debt funds, and in the corporate loan area, it is primarily instructed by banks.