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Latham & Watkins LLP

Banking & Finance

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What the team is known for

Thriving finance practice that is widely acclaimed for its market visibility and impressive range. Routinely mandated by lenders, corporates and sponsors on complex acquisition and leveraged finance deals as well as syndicated loans, corporate finance and refinancing matters. Also recognised for its regulatory expertise, including representing financial institutions in connection with investigations.

Strengths

The team is praised for handling cross-border transactions, with a strength being"the client-oriented approach, whereby international input is channelled through the locally entrusted team in a seamless manner."

A client highlights: "The lawyers are very good at explaining how laws and regulations are implemented in the market, so they are a very practice-oriented team. They give very good legal advice, but added to that is the practical focus."

Work highlights

Advised Oiltanking on a EUR1.5 billion refinancing by UniCredit and ING Bank, comprising a revolving credit facility, a term loan and a bridge loan facility.

Notable practitioners

Alexandra Hagelüken is one of the market's most highly esteemed practitioners. She advises prominent banks as well as corporate borrowers on large and complex financing transactions, including syndicated corporate loans, refinancings and acquisition financings. A client emphasises: "She is a super experienced lawyer who is incredibly knowledgeable and quick at finding solutions to specific problems. She is very recognised in the market."

Christian Jahn is particularly active representing large private equity firms and debt funds in acquisition financing transactions. He also assists corporate borrowers and has an overall focus on cross-border matters. A client asserts: "He is very experienced, looks closely at the issues and is able to get involved and understand the more complex aspects," adding: "We were very satisfied."

Described by market observers as "very active and very strong," Markus Krüger enters the rankings due to high levels of activity on complex regulatory mandates. He advises financial service providers as well as banking associations on matters including M&A transactions, wind-ups and compliance issues.

Thomas Weitkamp showcases high market visibility and is especially experienced in international acquisition finance deals. He advises global private equity and investment firms as borrowers and as alternative lenders. A client values his "pragmatic approach and high grade of availability," describing him as "very experienced and client-oriented."

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Banking & Finance

Latham & Watkins LLP

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Location

Reuterweg 20

Frankfurt am Main

Hessen

Germany

60323

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Ranked Lawyers

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


Alexandra Hagelüken
Band 1
Christian Jahn
Band 3
Thomas Weitkamp
Band 3

Banking & Finance: Regulatory


Markus Krüger
Band 3