I am a partner in our Banking & Finance Group, based in Frankfurt. With long-standing expertise in the finance sector I have a particular focus on asset finance.

My work includes all types of leasing and other forms of asset finance (in particular aircraft and rolling stock) and project finance transactions.

Before joining Bird & Bird in April 2013, I worked for a Magic Circle law firm and prior to that as a research assistant for Prof Rohe at the University of Erlangen.

  • Wascosa AG: Advice on the acquisition of Nacco GmbH and the take-over of the German business of Nacco SAS in connection to the partial sale, demanded by the Federal Cartel Office, ahead of the sale of Nacco SAS to vtg Aktiengesellschaft.
  • Swiss Infrastructure fund: Advice on the acquisition and the transfer of use of twelve Alstom Prima H3 Hybrid shunting locomotives.
  • DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale: Advice in connection with the purchase and financing (borrowed capital and various classes of bonds) of two used Boeings 777-300ER and an Airbus A380-861 plane, which are leased to emirates. We won the Airfinance Journal Innovative Deal of the Year 2016 Award with this project.
  • EMP Structured Assets GmbH: Advice on two ECA Guaranteed Multicurrency A380 Lease financings for Emirates with Korean junior funding.
  • A German investment arranger: Advice on the purchase and financing of a new Airbus A380-842 aircraft and three used Airbus A380 aircraft leased to Emirates via an Islamic Ijaara Financing and a remaining equity portion via Subordinated Loan Notes held by German private investors.
Education
  • University of Erlangen, Germany, doctor of laws (Dr. jur.) degree with a doctoral thesis on comparative law on French and German civil law.
  • University of Rennes, France (Maîtrise en droit).
  • Legal traineeship (Referendariat) in Nuremberg and New York.
Admissions
  • Admitted to the German bar in 2005