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Dr Oliver Socher, LL.M.
Dr. Oliver Socher is EMEA Banking & Finance Chair and member of the Global Banking & Finance Steering Committee. He advises banks and investors in all aspects of banking and financing transactions, including national and international syndicated financing transactions. Since 2019, he is listed under "Best Lawyers" for Banking and Finance law by Handelsblatt and is also ranked in Chambers Global 2023 for Banking & Finance. In 2018 he was named as "Acritas Star" by Acritas Sharplegal.
Tel: +49 (0)69 299 08 402
E-mail: oliver.socher @ bakermckenzie.com
Sandra Wittinghofer advises national and international banks and corporations in matters of finance and regulatory law. Her focus on structured finance and related banking regulatory matters covers work for arrangers, sponsors, originators, trustees and rating agencies. She has extensive experience in ABCP securitization transactions as well in term transactions, covering a wide range of asset classes. Since June 2019, she has been listed under "Best Lawyers" for Banking and Finance and Banking Regulatory law by Handelsblatt and is also ranked in Chambers Europe 2023 for Capital Markets - Structured Finance.
Tel: +49 (0)69 299 08 275
E-mail: sandra.wittinghofer@ bakermckenzie.com
Joachim Ponseck MBA
Joachim Ponseck advises companies, their creditors and the management in connection with all legal questions concerning companies in financial difficulties and insolvencies. He regularly advises insolvency administrators as well. Joachim has a special focus on insolvency litigation, meaning the enforcement of or the defense against insolvency related claims against the management of the insolvent entity and their creditors. He also advises sellers and buyers in Distressed M&A transactions. According to WirtschaftsWoche, Joachim Ponseck is one of the "most renowned lawyers for restructuring" in 2023.
Tel: +49 (0)69 299 08 130
E-mail: joachim.ponseck@ bakermckenzie.com
Senior Associate, Frankfurt
Marta Zuliamis has experience across a broad spectrum in the areas of banking and finance. She regularly advises German, Austrian and foreign banks, financial institutions and corporates on banking and finance law matters, with a focus on securitization transactions, trade finance and other structured finance matters. She also has significant experience in export finance, acquisition finance, project finance as well as regulatory and capital markets law matters. Marta Zuliamis is admitted to the bar in Frankfurt am Main and in Vienna.
Tel: +49 (0)69 299 08 178
E-mail: marta.zuliamis @ bakermckenzie.com
A robust international law firm, Baker McKenzie is appreciated by clients for its expertise in all matters related to securitisation. With a focus on arrangers and lead managers, the department regularly advises on auto loan and trade receivables transactions and the restructuring of receivables programmes. Additionally, the team offers expertise in regulatory and fintech issues and regularly draws on its excellent international network to enable the effective handling of cross-border matters. One client enthuses that Baker McKenzie is "very renowned and has a good reputation in capital markets," and appreciates the law firm's "good support on both a business and emotional level."
Chambers Europe | 2022
Sandra Wittinghofer maintains her ranking due to her growing presence in the structured finance market. She has a strong focus on securitisations, advising on trade and loan receivables, VCL30 and VCL32 transactions and the restructuring of portfolios. A client fully endorses her: "Sandra Wittinghofer is very solution-oriented and absolutely client-oriented yet assertive. You feel understood as a client and very well represented."
Chambers Europe | 2022
Oliver Socher often assists leading national and global banks with a variety of finance matters, which include acquisition finance, syndicated loan agreements and amendments to existing structures as well as restructurings. Oliver Socher is particularly well versed in handling cross-border mandates. One client enthuses that Oliver Socher is "my point of contact if things go downhill," further explaining that "the cooperation is very pleasant with him, as reactions times are short and we see that our matters are being dealt with in a good manner."
Chambers Europe | Banking & Finance 2022
Baker McKenzie has a particular focus on auto ABS and on, frequently multijurisdictional, ABCP transactions pertaining to trade, leasing and residual value receivables. This offering is primarily called upon by banks, but also by corporates; both benefit from Sandra Wittinghofer's banking regulatory capabilities. She heads the practice and is well versed in securitisation across all asset classes.
The Legal 500 Germany | 2021
For many years, Baker McKenzie has ranked among the premier law firms in Germany. Our lawyers are recognized and well-respected experts in financial circles. All of our legal advisers are highly qualified and, as a result of intensive training and ongoing education locally and abroad, their familiarity with legal issues and relevant commercial structures is not restricted to their home jurisdictions alone. Our firm's acknowledged competence in the field of banking and finance law is complemented by our profound expertise in areas such as corporate, capital markets and tax law. In these disciplines and in many others, Baker McKenzie's attorneys in Germany can field teams of proven specialists with longstanding transactional experience.
Today, Baker McKenzie is one of the world's largest law firms with a global headcount of more than 13,000 in 74 offices.
In Germany we are located in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt/Main and Munich. As one of Germany's leading law firms, we advise national and international clients on all aspects of commercial law.