Banking & Finance: Regulatory - Germany
What the team is known for
A highly reputed law firm with an excellent international network, Allen & Overy offers strength across the full financing spectrum. The team is particularly well regarded for complex, cross-border syndicated lending, acquisition and corporate finance transactions. The department also offers significant expertise in asset finance and leveraged finance matters as well as Schuldschein loans. Financial services clients additionally benefit from the law firm's regulatory practice, ranging from M&A transactions and compliance with new and existing directives, to IT outsourcing projects, joint ventures and fintech projects. Its clientele, which consists of notable international banks, corporates and asset management companies, further serves as a testament to the law firm's standing. Due to its extensive international network, Allen & Overy is well placed to handle multi-jurisdictional mandates, closely cooperating with its US and other European offices.
"Allen & Overy delivers valuable advice for its clients and understands the business of, and often takes the perspective of, the client."
"We would particularly like to emphasise the solution orientation and the pragmatism that the team demonstrates without losing sight of the client's goals."
"Our contact persons are particularly noticeable due to their technical adeptness and extremely high level of expertise."
"The team are very client-focused and highly responsive."
Allen & Overy advised Daimler AG on a EUR18 billion syndicated loan in connection with the spin-off of its global truck and bus business, to cover the financing needs of the new Daimler Truck Group.
German corporates from the IT, manufacturing and packaging sectors as well as debt and PE funds mandate Thomas Neubaum for his expertise in the financing world. He often advises on acquisition finance, with further strength in corporate finance and IPO financing, including syndicated and senior term B loans. "Thomas Neubaum offers a commercial approach to complex financing situations."
Walter Uebelhoer is highly respected for his experience in the German and European financing scene. He is regularly involved in large-scale syndicated financings in connection with M&A transactions as well as corporate finance mandates. "He is our secret weapon for corporate finance." "Walter Uebelhoer is a very experienced lawyer with strong commercial awareness." "He is our favourite lawyer for banking and finance mandates." "Walter Uebelhoer is able to provide on-the-spot advice." "He is a very able lawyer and very good to work with."
Alexander Behrens is well regarded for his regulatory work on cross-border mandates, especially those pertaining to mergers and joint ventures in the financial sector, the setting up of new financial institutions as well as business expansions into and beyond the German market. He also assists banks with withdrawals from the German market. "He is very responsive and reliable and offers market insight, in-depth legal analysis and pragmatic solutions." "I really appreciate his responsiveness and timeliness."