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Germany: Project Finance 2018

We feature nine impressive practitioners in this chapter who are highlighted for their excellent work advising sponsors and lenders in project finance and refinancing transactions.

HENGELER MUELLER boasts the foremost project finance team in the country with three practitioners listed for their outstanding expertise in the field.
Hendrik Haag possesses nearly 30 years’ experience in the field and wins international praise for his superb work advising borrowers and lenders on financial transactions.
Peter Weyland is a well-established name in the German market who gains recognition for his excellent work representing private equity funds and enterprises in relation to M&A transactions in the projects space.
Dirk Bliesener is also recognised in this chapter for his first-rate corporate finance practice.

International full-service outfit FRESHFIELDS BRUCKHAUS DERINGER sees two lawyers identified for their leading work in the projects space.
Daniel Reichert-Facilides is “absolutely excellent” according to market commentators who consider him “one of the leading names” in the domestic market.
Dirk Schmalenbach is commended for his exceptional transactional work, and is highly sought after for his strong financial expertise by both German and international clients.

CLIFFORD CHANCE also performs well this year, achieving two nominations in this chapter.
Florian Mahler is an active name in the market, recognised for his top-tier work across the energy and infrastructure sectors, including projects involving pipelines and offshore windfarms.
Riko Vanezis wins high praise from peers and clients alike, one of whom effuses, “He’s one of the big names in the project finance arena in Germany.”

ALLEN & OVERY’s Peter Stenz is “a prominent name in the market”, and is identified by respondents as “a great projects lawyer”. He is regularly engaged in handling both international and domestic transactions.

Dietrich Stiller at SZA SCHILLING ZUTT & ANSCHÜTZ RECHTSANWALTS is “technically brilliant” according to sources. They note that “clients love him a lot” and commend his “commercially minded approach”. 

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