TSI Partners

Friedrichstraße 88/ Unter den Linden
10117 Berlin
Tel: +49 (0)30 2200281-0
Fax: +49 (0)30 2200281-199

Bethmannstraße 50-54
60311 Frankfurt/Main
Tel: +49 (0)69 29908-0
+49 (0)69 29908-108

Neuer Zollhof 2
40221 Düsseldorf
Tel: +49 (0)211 31116-0
Fax: +49 (0)211 31116-199

Theatinerstraße 23
80333 München
Tel: +49 (0)89 55238-0
Fax: +49 (0)89 55238-199


Dr Oliver Socher, LL.M. 
Partner, Frankfurt

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 2021 for Banking & Finance. In 2018 he was named as "Acritas Star" by Acritas Sharplegal.   

Tel: +49 (0)69 299 08 402

Sandra Wittinghofer Baker McKenzie

Sandra Wittinghofer
Partner, Frankfurt

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 Regulatory law by Handelsblatt and is also ranked in Chambers Europe 2021 for Capital Markets/Structured Finance. 

Tel: +49 (0)69 299 08 275

Dr Holger Lutz, LL.M.
Partner, Frankfurt

Dr Holger Lutz is co-head of the German Information Technology Group and advises German and international companies on all aspects of information technology law, including computer law, media law and internet law, as well as intellectual property law, data protection law, telecommunications law and leasing. He particularly focuses on the legal issues related to outsourcing contracts, hardware and software contracts, e-commerce and data protection. He has been recommended by Wirtschaftswoche as The Best Lawyers in Germany 2022 edition for Data Security and Privacy Law and he was also named as "Leading individual in information technology: information technology and digitalisation" by Legal 500 Europe 2021. 

Tel: +49 (0)69 299 08 508

Marta Zuliamis
Senior Associate, Frankfurt

Marta Zuliamis is admitted to the bar in Frankfurt am Main and in Austria. Marta 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.

Tel: +49 (0)69 299 08 178


About Baker McKenzie

For many years, Baker McKenzie's German Banking & Finance practice has ranked among the premier law firms in Germany. Our lawyers are recognized and respected experts in financial circles. All of our legal advisers are highly qualified and, as a result of intensive training and ongoing education at home 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 substantial transactional experience. 
Today, Baker McKenzie belongs to one of  the world’s largest law firms with a global headcount of 13.000 in 77 offices.  
In Germany we are located in Berlin, Duesseldorf, Frankfurt/Main and Munich. As one of Germany’s leading law firms, we advise national and international clients on all aspects of commercial law.



Robust international firm particularly sought after for its expertise in securitisations. Offers experience in a range of matters including trade receivables, structured loans and NPLs. Additionally covers a variety of asset classes including real estate and SME loans. Utilises its broad network of European offices to assist with cross-border transactions.
One commentator explains: "As a client I felt understood and well cared for on a technical and a personal level. The support was very client-oriented and in accordance with our requirements." 
Chambers Europe | 2021

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

Sandra Wittinghofer enters the rankings due to ongoing positive market feedback and recognition for her longstanding expertise in the structured finance space. She is highly active on both domestic and international securitisation matters, assisting with ABCP programmes and receivables transactions as well as restructurings and relocations. She is especially focused on advice to large and mid-sized banks and leasing groups. A client says: "I just value her structured way of working through the topics, and only because of her dedication were we able to realise the matter within such a tight timeframe." 
Chambers Europe | 2021

Clients also praise the firm's cross-border capabilities, with one praising its "excellent ability to assist us as there is a very good and far-ranging network of offices," and adding: "The lawyers have very good international experience." 
Chambers Europe | 2021

Oliver Socher "knows the industry inside out and has several times managed to save a deal with his creativity and understanding of transaction requirements. He is very good in negotiations as he has an excellent sense for people and their agendas." 
Chambers Europe | Banking & Finance 2021