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Bernd Bohr

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Mayer Brown

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Banking & Finance


Bernd Bohr advises his clients on a broad range of corporate and securities matters, with a particular focus on capital markets transactions, including both high yield and investment grade debt as well as equity capital markets transactions. A significant part of his practice involves cross-border transactions and he has advised clients from a broad range of industries in Abu Dhabi, Austria, Brazil, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Morocco, the Netherlands, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, Switzerland, Tunisia, the UK and the US.


Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 2011, Bernd worked in the New York, London and Hong Kong offices of other large international law firms and spent a year on client secondment in the corporate legal department of a large multinational in Switzerland. He is admitted to practice law in New York, England & Wales and Germany. Admissions: Frankfurt am Main, Germany England and Wales New York


German English French


The University of Chicago Law School Master of Laws University of Trier, Law School Juris Doctor

London: Finance

Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans

Within: Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans

Co-headed by the 'very experienced' Alex Dell and Dominic Griffiths, who both have an excellent pedigree for asset-based lending, Mayer Brown International LLP's banking and finance team excels at handling partner-led, bespoke mandates. Aided by a comprehensive international network which includes practitioners based in other key global financial centres including Hong Kong and New York, much of the team's work is of a multi-jurisdictional nature and often includes UK and US-governed debt products. UK, US and German-qualified partner, Bernd Bohr, impresses clients with his 'ability to personally cover the full spectrum of lending products in Europe', including as it relates to bond and loan transactions. Other niche areas of expertise include real estate finance and funds finance.

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Debt capital markets

Within: Debt capital markets

The US and English law capability in¬†Mayer Brown International LLP's London office sees it acting in some of the¬†most demanding transatlantic debt capital markets transactions for issuers and underwriters, complementing the work of its pan-European and emerging market debt practices. James Taylor¬†specialises¬†in European debt and equity-linked capital markets, including commercial paper, MTN, Eurobonds, convertible and exchangeable bonds and other structured equity issuances. Robert Flanigan, who¬†is dual-qualified in New York and France, focuses on European debt capital markets, including project bonds, regulatory capital, convertible and exchangeable bonds, US private placements and sovereign debt. Bernd Bohr, whose¬†main focus is high yield issuance in Germany, also handles¬†investment grade transactions, including SEC-registered offerings, Rule 144A offering and Reg S offerings, exceeding¬†‚ā¨1bn in value.

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High yield

Within: Leading individuals

Bernd Bohr - Mayer Brown International LLP

Within: High yield

The high yield practice at¬†Mayer Brown International LLP¬†focuses on high yield deals in the¬†German market, bringing to bear the¬†English, US and German law expertise housed in its London office. In 2018, the firm's work included¬†advising debut issuers, which included acting for Raffinerie Heide on its inaugural offering of ‚ā¨250m high yield senior secured notes. It also advised repeat issuers including¬†Germany-based Progroup, for which it handled deals including its offering of ‚ā¨450m senior secured high yield notes. Practice head Bernd Bohr¬†and his team are 'very technical, detail-oriented, diligent, fast and pleasant to work with'. Bohr has a¬†long-standing reputation for his work on innovative deals, including market-first high yield transactions in Germany.

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