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Sub practice

Our German group is a core part of Allen & Overy’s global general lending practice and market leader across a variety of sectors.

The team of German, English and New York qualified lawyers regularly acts for some of the most active banks in the German loan market as well as for a large number of borrowers. We’ve built our strength through a broad client base and from working on small, local deals as well as big ticket cross-border transactions.

Our focus

Our experience of advising domestic and international financiers and borrowers enables us to help our clients with all types of financing transactions and anticipate potential issues.

Our clients often call on us for advice on groundbreaking deals and structures, which can lead to a new market standard. We offer advice across every discipline and have a track record of advising on some of the most complex equity and debt offerings. This is invaluable when corporates are demanding alternative sources of funding. These sources include: high-yield bonds which are emerging as essential in the mix of possible finance structuring in debt capital markets; banking and leveraged finance; and restructurings of corporate debt. Few law firms can match our range of clients for large-scale structured financings, corporate mainstream lending, acquisition financings and refinancings.

News & insights

ESG litigation, pillars

Publications: 23 SEPTEMBER 2021

Our analysis on sustainability-linked loans in Turkey: the current state of play

As regulators, shareholders, investors and wider society increasingly focus their attention on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) matters, they have crept up the boardroom agenda of large…

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mountain bike

News: 02 JULY 2021

Allen & Overy advises The Riverside Company on IPO of German premium bicycle platform Bike24

Allen & Overy has advised global investment firm The Riverside Company (“Riverside) on the IPO of Dresden-based Bike24, a leading e-commerce platform which is all about cycling.

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Covid-19 COVInsAG

Publications: 01 MARCH 2021

Covid-19 coronavirus: Amendment to COVInsAG

Partial suspension of obligation to file for insolvency extended until 30 April 2021 – **Update February 2020**

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Covid-19

Publications: 31 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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