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Allen & Overy LLP

Banking & Finance

3 ranked lawyersBand 3GermanyGlobal 2022 View ranking table

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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 firm also offers significant strength in asset finance and leveraged finance matters as well as Schuldschein loans. Clients also benefit from the firm's regulatory offering, which ranges from M&A transactions and compliance with new and existing directives, including AML, to licensing procedures and BaFin proceedings. Its clientele, which consists of notable international banks, corporates and asset management companies, further serves as a testament to the firm's standing. Due to its extensive international network, Allen & Overy is well placed to handle cross-border issues, closely cooperating with its European and US offices.

Notable practitioners

Alexander Behrens is well regarded for his regulatory work on cross-border mandates, especially those pertaining to M&A in the financial sector, market entries and strategic positioning. He also assists with licensing and BaFin proceedings. On his market presence, one interviewee says that Alexander Behrens is "quite active and recognised in the regulatory banking area."

Thomas Neubaum is recognised in the market for his role in a broad variety of matters ranging from syndicated loans and acquisition financing to bank-bond financing involving super senior facilities. He is regularly sought after by corporates and banks, which further illustrates his wide attraction in the market, and is well placed to advise on cross-border mandates. One client describes Thomas Neubaum as a "strong negotiator who never runs out of arguments, is very committed to his clients and is always reachable and reliable."

Walter Uebelhoer regularly advises corporates and lending consortiums of leading banks on complex and large acquisition finance, bridge financings, refinancings and revolving credit facilities. He also offers expertise in investment vehicle transfers and is experienced in handling cross-border mandates.

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Germany

Banking & Finance


Thomas Neubaum
Band 2
Walter Uebelhoer
Band 2

Banking & Finance: Regulatory


Alexander Behrens
Band 3