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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

blue and yellow light trails

News: 10 May 2022

Survey: Major German companies appear largely unfazed by Russian conflict

Revenue expectations remain positive despite increased costs and interrupted delivery chains Investment activities are being continued; access to financing remains open Companies do not…

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Aluminium

News: 04 May 2022

Allen & Overy advises HALEX Holding on the sale of its toolmaking division

Allen & Overy has advised HALEX Holding GmbH, a portfolio company of private equity investor Bencis Capital Partners, on the sale of its toolmaking division (HALEX Extrusion Dies) in Germany and in…

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growing plants

News: 28 April 2022

Allen & Overy advises Riverside on the acquisition of GFP

Allen & Overy advised private equity investor The Riverside Company (Riverside) on the acquisition of Austrian GFP HandelsgesmbH via its portfolio company TOOLPORT GmbH (Toolport).

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Lights from traffic on a busy highway at night

News: 13 April 2022

A&O advises Bridgepoint and PTV Group on the financing of their investment in Econolite

Allen & Overy has advised PTV Group (“PTV”), a Bridgepoint portfolio group, on the financing aspects of the combination of PTV and Econolite.

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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).