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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Bockenheimer Anlage 44
60322 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

Tel: +49 (0)69 27 308-0
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Contact Structured Finance

Bernhard Kaiser Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Bernhard Kaiser
Partner
Structured Finance

Telefon: +49 (0)69 27 308-243
E-Mail: bernhard.kaiseremail@webfreshfields.com

Bernhard Kaiser is a partner in our Frankfurt office and a member of our structured finance group. He advises in particular on securitization, derivatives and other structured finance transactions.
During the financial crisis he has also been actively involved in the restructuring transactions in connection with the Lehman insolvency and advised on the establishment of asset protection schemes, “bad banks” and in relation to particular aspects of the sovereign debt crisis.

Dr. Robin Helmke Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Dr Robin Helmke
Partner
Structured Finance

Telefon: +49 (0)69 27 308-243
E-Mail: robin.helmkeemail@webfreshfields.com

Robin Helmke is a partner in our Frankfurt office and a member of our structured finance group. In addition to structured products, he has extensive experience and expertise on structured finance, capital markets and mergers & acquisitions transactions. He particularly advises on hybrid and innovative financing structures and synthetic securitisations.


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In 2000, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer was formed through the merger of the leading law firms Freshfields (Great Britain), Deringer Tessin Herrmann & Sedemund (Germany) and Bruckhaus Westrick Heller Löber (Germany-Austria). This unprecedented merger of equals brings together more than 270 years’ experience, dating back to 1840 in Germany and 1743 in Great Britain.

Description of Service

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s structured finance group advises in connection with securitisations of all asset classes relevant to the German market, namely loan claims (including secured loans, consumer loans and sale financing) and leasing or trade receivables. The structured finance group's advisory range includes both true sale and synthetic transactions, conduit financing transactions (including the structuring of conduits) financed through the short-term commercial paper market, as well as term deals financed through the bond market.

In the context of the financial crisis, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s securitization team was and is involved in major restructuring measures of securitization transactions and securities portfolios, as well as the asset protection schemes of bank balance sheets against risks from ABS portfolios.

The advisory capacity of our securitization team includes all legal and tax aspects of an ABS transaction, as well as advice on specificities arising from the nature of the assets to be securitized, and finally all aspects of German and international capital markets law on issuance and placement of securities.  Our clients in this area include banks arranging ABS transactions, trustees, swap counterparties, originators (e.g. lending banks or industrial companies) and rating agencies.

Tier 1
Debt Issues and Structured Finance
JUVE Handbook
2017/2018


“This firm ranks among the leading names for debt issues and structured finance.”
“The debt practice attracted attention with its advice on innovative products.”
“The structured finance practice deals chiefly with complex instructions.”
JUVE Handbook 2017/2018

Tier 1
Banking & Finance
Chambers Europe 2018
Germany


Strengths:
Clients appreciate that the firm is able to provide sufficient manpower under time restrictions and also add that
“they have impressive negotiation skills.”
Other sources also praise the team’s “great quality and deep bench.”
Further commentators describe the group as “hugely commercial, very good to deal with and responsive.”

Chambers Europe 2018