Banking and Finance
Allen & Overy is at the heart of the world's banking and financial markets. We have more than 1,000 banking and finance lawyers worldwide - one of the largest and most international teams of any global law firm. Few practices can match our top tier position across the full range of financial products. We have been instrumental in nearly all the major developments in modern financial markets, starting with the first ever eurobond issue in the 1960s. With such depth and global reach, international and industry-leading ‘first-of-a-kind’ transactions are our hallmark.
In Germany, we field the market's pre-eminent banking and finance practice with over 40 German, English and U.S. law qualified lawyers. Renowned for our intellectual rigour and in-depth knowledge of the German market, our lawyers draw on deep product expertise and regularly work alongside our regulatory, litigation and restructuring specialists. It is important in the current market to develop innovative solutions for our clients, often incorporating complex financing techniques that lead the industry. Numerous global corporate and financial institutions entrust us with the full range of their domestic and cross-border transactions. Our excellence is reflected in our top tier position in all major legal directories, such as JUVE, Chambers, Legal 500 and IFLR.
News & insights
Publications: 02 APRIL 2020
This note discusses a number of issues and queries that are arising in the commercial real estate investing and lending markets in Germany as a result of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.Read more
Publications: 27 MARCH 2020
On 27 March 2020 the parliament adopted the Covid-19 Act. This act enacts various economic support measures for entrepreneurs, sole proprietors, other small, medium-sized and large enterprises and banks. In terms of civil law, the Covid-19 Act, which will take the form of an omnibus act, introduces changes to contractual law in the field of leases and loans which are to be made in article 240 of the Introductory Act to the German Civil Code (Einführungsgesetz zum Bürgerlichen Gesetzbuch).Read more
Publications: 23 MARCH 2020
Fundamental changes for restructuring and shareholder loansRead more
Publications: 16 MARCH 2020
In order to contain the Coronavirus the German federal states as well as the German government have put strict measures into place. Schools and kindergartens have been closed as well as borders to most neighbouring states for private travel. In order to mitigate the economic consequences, the German government announced a comprehensive package of measures.Read more
Law Firm of the Year 2017 - Finance
Best Lawyers in Germany 2017 / Handelsbatt
Allen & Overy LLP’s ‘well-embedded’ finance practice is considered to be ‘market leading for corporate finance’, both on the lending and borrowing side.
Legal 500 Germany 2016