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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


News: 20 January 2022

Allen & Overy advises Knorr-Bremse AG on the conclusion of its first-ever syndicated loan in the amount of EUR 750m

Allen & Overy has advised Knorr-Bremse AG, the global market leader for braking systems and leading supplier of other safety-critical rail and commercial vehicle systems, on the conclusion of its…

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Berlin Mediaspree office buildings

News: 14 January 2022

A&O advises Universal-Investment and Bavarian pension scheme manager BVK on the acquisition of the Zalando Headquarters in Berlin

Allen & Overy has advised a real estate fund which was set up for Bavarian pension scheme manager Bayerische Versorgungskammer (BVK) on the Luxembourg platform of Universal-Investment on the…

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two trucks on a bridge

News: 13 December 2021

Allen & Overy advises Daimler on 18 billion euro syndicated loan in connection with the spin-off of Daimler Truck business

Allen & Overy has advised Daimler AG in connection with the spin-off of its truck business on a syndicated loan agreement in the amount of 18 billion euro for Daimler Truck Holding AG, Daimler Truck…

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News: 09 December 2021

A&O advises euNetworks on long term infrastructure financing

Allen & Overy has advised euNetworks Holdings Limited (euNetworks), a Western European bandwidth infrastructure company, and its subsidiaries on the establishment of a new common terms financing…

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