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Commercially minded finance advice

Global financial markets change with market dynamics, yet our job remains to help you realize your finance and investment strategies regardless of the current landscape. Our lawyers track new laws, market conditions, and financial products. We balance this with local, legal insight and sector-focused commercial sense to protect your interests in full.

Companies, financial institutions, and investment managers turn to us for their critical finance transactions. These range from investment vehicle formation, across the entire fund value chain, leveraged finance, securitization and structured finance projects to debt capital markets transactions and project finance.

We also advise on distress situations across all of these types of transactions.  What we do is often big-ticket and cross border, bringing challenges depending on your sector and the jurisdictions involved. 

We do everything to help you achieve your finance goals, whether you’re an asset manager, a fund sponsor, investor, lender or borrower. 


“I wouldn’t use anyone else – they are really easy to work with. They know which battles to contest and what is easily conceded whilst always having our interests at the forefront.”

Client, Chambers

Ongoing regulatory and market changes are inevitable. We stay on top of how these might affect you and solve the issues they raise, researching trends and new technologies to give you the best advice. 

We advise you on financing across borders, sectors, and products, and help you overcome the legal, commercial, and political constraints of the countries you do business in. 

We’re a versatile team. Our 700+ finance lawyers are in the leading financial centers, from New York and London to Shanghai and Singapore. We advise on all types of domestic and international transactions, and of every size. We’ve acted for clients in new markets and on thousands of deals. 

Clients say we’re commercially minded and come up with ideas that work for their businesses. 

In Germany

ESG requirements, the expanding competences of supervisory authorities, increasing regulatory requirements, a high level of capital in the private equity environment versus inflation and rising interest rates or disruptive technologies in the financial sector - the list of influential factors in the market is in constant and changeable growth. This means that the environment in which you operate, in Germany as well as in a global context, is changing all the time. 

DLA Piper's German finance group not only follows current developments, but also actively shapes the market and gets involved. Just like the wider global DLA Piper finance team, we also have excellent relationships with financial services and other authorities, associations and institutions in this country. 

We advise a large number of national and international companies, banks and other financial institutions, private equity firms as well as issuers and borrowers in connection with financings of all kinds, including the structuring of financings and the drafting and negotiation of financing agreements. In addition, we also support established and emerging clients with issues in banking and banking supervisory law as well as in the FinTech sector. 

In addition to our internationality and our first-class legal expertise, our advice also thrives on the well-established collaboration with our colleagues in the areas of corporate tax law, energy, restructuring, real estate, litigation and regulatory. We therefore offer a geographically and professionally holistic approach, enabling us to recognise correlations and emerging developments at an early stage and to develop quick and reliable solutions. Our declared goal is to accompany you successfully through every change and to create legal certainty for your projects, both in Germany and globally. 

Our key areas of finance advice: 

  • Bonds 
  • Banking laws and regulatory requirements 
  • Capital market law 
  • Infrastructure and project financing 
  • Investment funds and asset management 
  • Loans and acquisition financing 
  • Mezzanine financing 
  • Private equity 
  • Real estate financing 
  • Structured financing/asset-based lending 
  • Syndicated loans 

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