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Clifford Chance LLP

Banking & Finance

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What the team is known for

The well-known law firm Clifford Chance boasts an excellent banking and finance practice which is recognised for its work on complex domestic as well as multi-jurisdictional financing transactions. The team, led by Bettina Steinhauer, covers a broad spectrum ranging from stabilisation finance during the COVID-19 pandemic and acquisition finance to syndicated loans and unitranche financing. Its clientele consisting of well-known German and international corporates and banks from both the borrower and lender sides further illustrates the firm's standing in the market. Also, clients enjoy a strong regulatory offering at Clifford Chance, with the team led by Marc Benzler advising on project implementation, IBOR transitions and market access as well as Brexit-related issues. The team is also well versed in handling litigations concerning ECB decisions.

Notable practitioners

Bettina Steinhauer is appreciated by clients for her top-level advice on a plethora of financing issues such as bridge financings, stabilisation measures and acquisition finance. With her further prowess in handling syndicated loan agreements and cross-border work, she is a primary point of contact for leading national and international banks. One interviewee contends that Bettina Steinhauer is "the brain in the market."

Marc Benzler is held in high esteem for his excellent regulatory expertise. He regularly advises international banks on a broad array of topics ranging from Brexit-related issues and market entries to IBOR transitions and ECB ownership procedures. His further expertise in fintech mandates such as digital bond issuances makes him an attractive choice for clients. One interviewee endorses Marc Benzler as "a highly recognised practitioner."

Frankfurt-based Riko Vanezis is recognised for his expertise in international finance mandates, with a particular focus on projects in Turkey.

Steffen Schellschmidt enters the rankings due to his expertise across various banking and finance mandates including unitranche financings and emergency-related stabilisation financings, whereby he often acts for capital funds. He also offers prowess in handling cross-border mandates. Peers enthuse: "Steffen Schellschmidt is really good to work with and easygoing, so you can do large and fast transactions with him."

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Banking & Finance

Clifford Chance LLP

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Junghofstraße 14

Frankfurt am Main

Hessen

Germany

60311

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Germany

Banking & Finance


Bettina Steinhauer
Band 1
Riko Vanezis
Foreign expert for Turkey
Steffen Schellschmidt
Band 4

Banking & Finance: Regulatory


Marc Benzler
Band 1