Dr Sven Brandt is partner in the Frankfurt office of Hogan Lovells and heads the German capital markets practice. He has extensive experience in asset finance, capital markets (both interest and dividend-paying stock), structured finance (including derivatives), debt repackaging and securitisation. Sven Brandt focuses on asset and structured finance transactions, capital markets products and regulatory implications of securities trading and settlement. Sven was a member of both the German regulators' (BaFin) and the Association of German Banks (BdB) securitisation leading working groups.
Dr Martin Freytag is an associate at GSK Stockmann in Munich. He specializes advising banks, financial service providers, investment fund managers and institutional investors on financial and insurance regulatory issues; setting-up and structuring of financial instruments such as investment funds, securitisations, bonds, structured finance and mezzanine financing; capital market and stock exchange law as well as advising on electronic payment services. He is admitted to the Bar in Germany (2022) and speaks German, English and French. He is a member of the Bankrechtliche Vereinigung – Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Bankrecht e.V. and publishes regularly.
Martin Geiger, 45, is a partner in HENGELER MUELLER‘s banking, capital markets and finance group in London and Frankfurt. He is active in the area of structured finance, real estate related transactions, securitisations of assets originated by corporates and credit derivatives. Mr. Geiger is fluent in English and Swedish.
Recent transactions include:
• GMEF 2012-1 lease receivables securitisation of IKB Leasing, • Sale of large US, Canadian, Australian and UK trade receivables portfolios, • Securitisation of UK mail order receivables, • Securitisation of French lease receivables, • numerous transactions under ABCP-Conduit programmes (including regulatory advice thereto) and •Restructuring / refinancing of several large real estate loans.
Dr Stefan Henkelmann is an Attorney with broad expertise advising on German and international capital markets transactions. Stefan specialises in advising on securitisations and other structured finance transactions (covering true sale, secured loan and synthetic structures across a broad range of asset classes), NPL transactions and restructurings in the capital markets sector (including bond restructurings and restructurings of securitisations and related assets). Another focus of his practice is the advice on bond transactions including Pfandbriefe, covered bonds, structured notes, hybrid and corporate bonds. Stefan has also broad experience in advising on all related regulatory and insolvency law matters. He is a lecturer for capital markets law at the Institute for Law and Finance of the Goethe University Frankfurt.
Dr Arne Klüwer works as a Partner for Dentons Europe LLP. He heads the German banking and finance practice and the structured finance practice in continental Europe. He specialises in structured finance and restructurings with a special focus on securitisation and factoring, asset-based lending, innovative financings as well as loan trading transactions. In addition he has a strong focus on advising lenders and creditors in workout situations and in the context of restructuring distressed debt. His doctorate focusses on a comparative legal analysis of the legal framework for securitisations in the USA and in Germany and is one of the first academic writings on the subject of securitisation in Germany.
Barbara Lauer is managing associate at Linklaters LLP. She is specialised in asset based structured finance, including (in particular) true sale securitisations of various asset classes, structured covered bonds, project bonds, other secured financings of various asset classes as well as derivatives. She provides for an in-depth expertise a trade receivables securitisations via Conduits and further experience in investment law and credit law. Barbara Lauer regularly advises on portfolio sale transactions of performing and non-performing assets.