DLA PIPER

Comment: A respected practice for structured finance that has undergone a transformation since the recruitment of Behrends last year. The renowned expert for bonds and derivative products brought with him good contacts to various banks, which are now reflected in instructions. One example is the work for UniCredit, which he has advised for years and is now also advising on structured bonds under the flag of DLA. His clients also include BofA, UBS and Deutsche Bank. On the company side, the advice to Telefónica on structured receivables financing stands out. The Berlin partner Dr. Nina-Luisa Siedler, who stood primarily for advice to the fintech branch, left for DWF following the closure of the Berlin DLA office. The debt practice was less visible than it was the year before.
Recommended: Okko Behrends (“very good in his field”, competitor).
Practice: Advice on debt issues and the development of innovative capital markets structures in connection with regulatory requirements. Focus on bonds and derivative products. Continued work on dissolving and restructuring of existing financing arrangements, also asset-based lending solutions. Here, closely linked with leveraged finance work. Clients: mainly international banks and investors. (2 partners, 1 counsel, 4 associates)
Clients: ?? UniCredit on structured bond products; BofA on derivatives structures; UBS on capital markets products; Deutsche Bank on hybrid capital markets products; Telefónica on structured receivables financing.
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