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What the team is known for Extremely well-resourced team covering the full gamut of international capital markets matters. Formidable presence in structured finance, enjoying a vast deal flow in securities, debt trading and non-performing loans. Further provides expertise in auto loans and receivables. Acts for an impressive collection of issuers and underwriters on DCM matters, including hybrid bond issuances. Additionally a strong choice for IPOs, capital increases and rights offerings. Client base consists primarily of major international banks, as well as corporates from the automotive and real estate sectors.
Strengths Clients value the firm for its "very resourceful team," further commending them for being "very successful in finding solutions for problems arising on the way."
Another satisfied client states: "As an international law firm, Clifford Chance has a broad base of resources, knowledge and experience."
Work highlights Advised Volkswagen on a EUR12.5 billion multicurrency bond issuance in fixed and floating-rate bonds, spread across three concurrent offerings.
George Hacket focuses his practice on equity transactions, where he provides notable experience in IPOs, capital increases and the listing of shares. One client describes him as a "bridge-builder who is good at navigating the transaction; he is the positive element that gets things done."
Gregor Evenkamp maintains a reputation in derivatives work, where clients commend him for his "technical, legal and product knowledge," in addition to his "outstanding client service and effectiveness."
Kerstin Schaepersmann rises in the rankings owing to her activity in securitisation matters and banking regulatory law. One satisfied client endorses her for being "very reliable and available," adding that the "work is delivered fast."
Marc Benzler is highly reputed for his work on derivatives and his expertise in capital markets regulation.
Among the elite of structured finance,
Oliver Kronat receives widespread acclaim for his work on securitisations including of trade, consumer and loan receivables. One client recommends him for his "impressive legal knowledge" in this area.
Sebastian Maerker maintains a reputation as a dominant figure in debt-related work, where he advises clients on the issuance of a variety of bonds including green bonds.