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General Lending

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


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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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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