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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.

Our Team

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.

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News: 26 March 2024

Allen & Overy advises lenders on Germany’s first land-based terminal for liquefied gases

Allen & Overy has advised the financing banks in connection with the project financing of the Hanseatic Energy Hub, which is being developed as Germany's first land-based terminal for liquefied gases…

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News: 21 March 2024

Allen & Overy advises arrangers on takeover of Encavis by KKR

Allen & Overy has advised arrangers in connection with the planned takeover of Hamburg-based wind farm and solar park operator ENCAVIS AG ("Encavis") by Elbe BidCo AG, a holding company controlled by…

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News: 07 March 2024

Advising banks on TUI’s EUR 500m sustainability-linked senior notes

Allen & Overy has advised the initial purchasers on the offering by TUI AG of EUR 500 million aggregate principal amount of its 5.875% sustainability-linked senior notes due 2029.

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News: 04 March 2024

Allen & Overy advises Commerzbank on sustainability linked syndicated loan for Vossloh

Allen & Overy has advised Commerzbank AG as documentation agent in connection with a syndicated loan of EUR 240 million for global rail technology company Vossloh.

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Snapshot of our Banking and Finance practice

Allen & Overy fields the market’s pre-eminent banking practice with some 40 German, English and U.S. qualified lawyers in Germany. Our experienced and highly regarded banking and finance specialists advise on a variety of national and cross-border transactions and work as an integrated team, internationally and across practice groups. 

Our private debt capabilities in Germany

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How we can support you

Our German team has a strong track record on private debt transactions and combines transactional skills with detailed knowledge of debt funds and technical excellence. We have extensive experience in advising on, and executing, deals encompassing all of the major private debt strategies such as senior debt, unitranche, subordinated debt (second lien/PIK), growth capital, structured equity and mid-cap private placements. We work as an integrated team both across practices as well as across borders.