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Asset Finance

Our German structured and asset finance practice is recognised for its ability to structure complex lease transactions in the transportation sector (aircraft, rolling stock, shipping).

We have extensive experience with other assets, financing structures and across all sectors of the asset finance industry. Whatever we are handling, our lawyers have the breadth and depth of experience to help clients find the most commercially beneficial way to structure a deal.

Our focus

We advise on domestic and cross-border asset financings including all types of debt, lease (tax and non-tax-based, finance as well as operate leases) and capital markets driven products, securitisations, receivables financings, vendor programmes and retail finance. Our lawyers help clients buy and sell leasing companies and portfolios and structure regional and global leasing business networks. They also advise on aircraft repossessions, airline and ship restructurings and insolvencies.

We act for banks, financiers, airlines, lessors, manufacturers, captive finance companies, operators, borrowers, lessees, export credit agencies and governmental and international organisations.

Our expertise in domestic and cross-border asset financings covers everything from transportation across film and infrastructure projects to the renewables energy sector (eg jack-up vessels). 

News & insights

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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News: 28 FEBRUARY 2020

Allen & Overy and Freshfields advise on successful refinancing of CompuGroup Medical SE

Allen & Overy is advising the syndicate lenders and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP is advising the company in connection with the successful refinancing of CompuGroup Medical SE (CGM) in the amount of EUR 1 billion.

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A&O plays key role in securing project financing for Australia’s first sulphate of potash project

News: 06 FEBRUARY 2020

A&O plays key role in securing project financing for Australia’s first sulphate of potash project

A team from Allen & Overy’s Perth office has advised Germany’s KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH (KfW) and the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) on a AUD175 million project financing arrangement for a potash project in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.

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Asset finance

Our Structured and Asset Finance practice

Our German structured and asset finance (SAF) practice is recognised for its ability to structure and advise on complex finance and lease transactions in the transportation sector (aircraft, rolling stock, shipping).