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  • Partner in the Frankfurt and Berlin offices, who offers integrated advice on structured finance, real estate finance, and regulatory law including regulation of banks, insurances and pension funds.
  • 20 years’ experience working in Germany and the UK.
  • Advising on finance including real estate finance, structured finance (inclusive of securitisations) as well as green finance.
  • Specialised experience in Islamic Finance, restructuring of financings backed by real estate, such as securitised loans.
  • Clients include Goldman Sachs, HCOB, Bank11, DWS, Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, Deutsche Hypo, Collineo Asset Management GmbH.
  • 16 years’ experience in the field of securitisation and structured real estate finance, which includes specialist knowledge about regulatory issues for lenders, originators and investors (STS, Basel III and IV, CRD IV, Solvency II).
  • A graduate of the University of Munich, the University of Constance (Economics), the New York University (LL.M.) and the University of Heidelberg (Dr. iuris. utriusque).


Representative Experience

  • Quartier Heidestraße - Advised an asset manager on a mezzanine financing for large parts of the new district ”Quartier Heidestraße” near Berlin central station.  The asset manager is providing mezzanine financing in the amount of up to EUR 65 million through a fund under its management. The senior consortium led by Deutsche Hypothekenbank (Actien-Gesellschaft) has provided senior financing in the three-digit million range. The financed part of the quarter is expected to be worth more than EUR 525 million in total after its completion.
  • Representative project development in Munich - Advised Collineo on the mezzanine financing for a project development in Munich. In the Johanneskirchen district of Munich, a total of 175 apartments and 15 commercial units will be built on a 10,000 sqm site by remodelling, renovation and addition of floors to existing buildings as well as new construction measures; a contribution to easing the housing situation in the Bavarian capital. One focus is on diversity of use; a contribution to social balance is the creation of publicly subsidized housing units. The project was sold to the Berlin-based Gröner Group in 2020.
  • RevoCar securitisations: Since 2014 repeatedly advised the originator Bank11 für Privatkunden und Handel GmbH, on their annual securitisation transaction of car loan receivables, last in 2021 with a portfolio volume of EUR 700m.
  • Project Landmark: Advised on the financing of a landmark high-rise building in the Frankfurt Financial district also known as „Project Four“.
  • WestLB wind-up: Advised Mount Street Group on the acquisition of the servicing assignment of the EUR 29bn loan portfolio of EAA daughter EAA Portfolio Advisers.
  • Max Bahr/Praktiker insolvency: The team advised The Royal Bank of Scotland plc on a term loan and real estate restructuring in connection with the insolvency of the German listed DIY retailer “Praktiker AG / Max Bahr”, in the course of which approx. 70 properties formally used as Max Bahr branches were sold to different investors and operators by way of either portfolio transactions or single asset transactions. The restructuring process required the pre-disposal organisation and structuring of the portfolio as well as the execution of the disposals whereby different insolvency administrators were to be involved.