Germany: Project Finance 2019

In this chapter we recognise 10 leading lawyers who stand out for their impressive work handling project financings across various sectors, from oil and gas to infrastructure.

Hengeler Mueller performs well in this chapter, with three listings.
Hendrik Haag is a first-rate finance lawyer who comes highly recommended by market sources for his excellent work advising lenders and borrowers on a range of transactions.
Peter Weyland is a widely recognised name in the German market who is praised by peers for his expert handling of complex cross-border transactions and financings.
Dirk Bliesener is a top-notch banking and regulatory lawyer who impresses market sources with his strong understanding of debt capital markets financings.

Clifford Chance’s Florian Mahler is a well-respected name in the project finance space and is well versed in advising clients, including sponsors and lenders, on complex infrastructure financings.
Riko Vanezis is a finance specialist whose projects work spans a range of sectors from transport and energy to infrastructure.

At Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Daniel Reichert-Facilides is “very visible” in the projects space in Germany, where sources note, “He is doing a lot of great work.” They commend his impressive work across the energy and transport sectors.
Dirk Schmalenbach is well known in the market for his superb work across the finance sector where he advises both domestic and international clients on projects-related issues.

Peter Stenz at Allen & Overy is “a fantastic lawyer” who is highly sought after by clients, including banks and borrowers, for his work on energy-related projects.

White & Case’s Florian Degenhardt is recognised as “a strong name in Germany” according to peers who consider him “an excellent project finance lawyer”.

At SZA Schilling Zutt & Anschütz Rechtsanwalts, Dietrich Stiller is “an outstanding projects lawyer” who is respected among peers for his top-tier handling of cross-border investment matters.

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