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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: 03 May 2023

Allen & Overy advises Morgan Stanley on the financing of the planned acquisition of SimCorp A/S by Deutsche Börse AG

Allen & Overy advises Morgan Stanley in connection with a bridge financing for Deutsche Börse AG to finance the planned acquisition of SimCorp A/S, a leading provider of software for the financial…

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News: 14 April 2023

Allen & Overy advises banks on successful refinancing of Officium

Allen & Overy has advised the syndicate lenders (Kommunalkredit Austria AG, National Australia Bank Limited, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ) Frankfurt Branch) in connection with the successful…

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News: 13 April 2023

Allen & Overy advises Riverside on the acquisition of Dastex

Allen & Overy has advised private equity investor The Riverside Company (Riverside) on the acquisition of Dastex Reinraumzubehör GmbH & Co. KG (Dastex), a leading specialized independently owned…

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News: 28 March 2023

Allen & Overy advises on IHO Verwaltung’s EUR 500 million Sustainability-Linked Senior Secured PIK Toggle Notes

Allen & Overy advised IHO Verwaltungs GmbH (IHO Verwaltung) in connection with the placement of EUR 500 million in principal amount of its Sustainability-Linked Senior Secured PIK Toggle Notes due…

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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.