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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

Benteler automotive

News: 29 JANUARY 2021

Allen & Overy advises family shareholders on successful refinancing of BENTELER Group

Allen & Overy has advised the family shareholders of BENTELER Group (BENTELER) in connection with the refinancing of existing financial indebtedness in the context of the Group's restructuring…

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Covid-19 COVInsAG

Publications: 30 DECEMBER 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: Amendment to COVInsAG

Suspension of obligation to file for insolvency extended until 31 January 2021 – **Update December 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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German partners

Publications: 29 MAY 2019

Future Licence Requirement for Crypto Wallet Providers in Germany

On 20 May 2019, the German Federal Ministry of Finance published a draft bill (Referentenentwurf – “Draft Bill”) for the implementation of the Fifth Money Laundering Directive (“AMD 5”).

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