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Gleiss Lutz

Banking & Finance

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What the team is known for

Strong team with a comprehensive coverage of the banking and finance market. Noted for its expertise in acquisition finance, corporate lending, promissory notes and leveraged finance deals. Additionally covers project and asset finance transactions in the transportation, real estate and infrastructure sectors. Boasts a strong restructuring and insolvency practice. Chiefly acts for lenders, private equity houses and corporates.

Strengths

One impressed client states: "They provide clear statements and advice. You have the feeling they manage the contracts as though they were their own. They are clear and quick, it's just good performance."

Another impressed source asserts: "They are fully focused on the matter, have super fast reaction times and pre-emptively point issues out to us. Throughout the whole process the cooperation was really perfect."

Work highlights

Advised corporate borrower Deutsche Beteiligungs on the English law-governed cross-border financing of its EUR200 million acquisition of Cartonplast Group.

Notable practitioners

Eva Reudelhuber is highly active for corporate borrowers on loan transactions and financial restructurings. She additionally assists lenders on asset finance deals and syndicated corporate loans. Clients appreciate that she is "very experienced and has a good style in negotiations."

Frank Schlobach is regarded for his expertise in leveraged finance transactions, including large-cap LBOs. He advises borrowers as well as lenders and is additionally active on syndicated acquisition finance and refinancing deals. Clients particularly highlight his negotiation skills, with one person saying: "He is very quick-witted and plays the right cards. He conveys everything in a very calm way, while always being on top of the paragraphs and having all the relevant information at hand."

Helge Kortz is an experienced adviser to corporate borrowers, whom he assists with a variety of financing deals, including syndicated loans and promissory notes as well as transactions in distressed situations. He is described as "an incredibly experienced person" by an interviewee who adds: "The other side tried many things in negotiations, but there was simply nothing that he hadn't come across or couldn't come up with to solve the issue."

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Overview

Gleiss Lutz advises financial institutions as well as large and medium-sized enterprises on​the full range of banking and finance matters in Germany and abroad. We specialise in assisting clients with regard to debt financing – in particular acquisition, real estate and project financing. We also advise on refinancings and restructurings as well as issues of banking and insurance regulation.

Our success and innovative solutions are built on in-depth expertise, personal dedication, and targeted advice. The professionals from our banking and finance team work closely with our corporate, restructuring, real estate and tax practices to provide seamless and timely legal advice that meets clients’ business needs.

Members

Birke, Kai (Head of Department)

Bayliss, Vanessa

Gebhardt, Alexander

Jäkel, Burkhard

Kohlheim, Andreas

Kortz, Helge

Kulzer, Thomas

Reudelhuber, Eva

Schlobach, Frank

von Rom, Maximilian

Industries

Aerospace & Defence

Automobiles & Parts

Banks

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Energy

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Forestry & Paper

Health Care

Industrial Engineering

Insurance

Media

Mining & Metals

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Real Estate Finance

Retail

Telecommunications

Transportation

Utilities

Banking & Finance

Gleiss Lutz

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Location

Taunusanlage 11

Frankfurt am Main

Hessen

Germany

D-60329

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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


Eva Reudelhuber
Band 3
Frank Schlobach
Band 3
Helge Kortz
Band 3