Linklaters

Banking & Finance Department

Germany
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What the team is known for Well-regarded team with an established presence across all areas of financing. At its most visible in high-end, cross-border corporate finance transactions, and offers further capabilities in acquisition and leveraged finance, LBO financing and financial restructuring. Clients further profit from expertise in Schuldschein financing. Outstanding regulatory team offers proven excellence in banking M&A, insurance supervisory law, compliance and enforcement matters. Also advises on emerging financial matters such as fintech and Brexit implications. Co-operates closely with robust teams in the corporate, M&A and private equity fields.

Strengths One client endorses the firm for its "excellent legal and commercial knowledge," further commending the "quick, responsive, small and efficient team," as well as the "quick access to further resources like experts for special questions."

Another interviewee praises the attentiveness of the firm, stating: "I value the responsiveness. I always feel like we are their only client, even if it is a smaller transaction for them."

Work highlights Advised Bayer as part of a syndicate of national and international banks on the EUR4.5 billion syndicated multi-currency revolving credit facility for the planned acquisition of Monsanto.

Notable practitioners


Andreas Dehio
enters the rankings on the back of positive feedback from clients and market observers, one of whom states: "He is a mix of absolute dedication, availability and leadership, but he also has a good personality and is very helpful." He regularly advises clients on banking supervisory law, securities trading and bank resolution matters.

Managing partner
Andreas Steck
is lauded for his expertise in regulatory matters, advising on acquisitions in the financial industry and regulatory issues relating to Brexit and MiFID II. One client states: "What is really remarkable is that he has a great view on the economics and needs of his counterparty. He always has the full picture, which comes from his long-term experience in situations like these. He always gives quick and precise answers."


Frederik Winter
is best known for his expertise in advising large entities on regulatory matters, most notably in the insurance, banking and stock market industries. A client commends him for being "very knowledgeable and very helpful."


Marc Trinkaus
 is noted by clients as "highly experienced," further stating: "He can come up with favourable ideas for his clients and is always very responsive." He advises on financing and refinancing matters as well as syndicated and bilateral lending.


Neil Weiand
enjoys an outstanding reputation for his work, advising clients on high-value, international financing and syndicated lending, often with US angles. He is endorsed by his clients for "his excellent knowledge covering all legal and commercial aspects and his impressive presence in the market."