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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.

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.

News & insights

Publications: 02 APRIL 2020

Real estate and Covid-19 coronavirus - the questions we are being asked in Germany

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.

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Covid-19

Publications: 27 MARCH 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: The Covid-19 Act and its impact on real estate financings in Germany

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).

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Covid-19

Publications: 23 MARCH 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: Access to new debt and equity during the corona crisis

Fundamental changes for restructuring and shareholder loans

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coronavirus

Publications: 16 MARCH 2020

Coronavirus - what is the current situation in Germany?

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.

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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.