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1 Why choose us? Germany

2 2 Why choose us? Allen & Overy stands for quality and innovation. In addition to our all-round expertise, transparency and building long-term relationships with our clients founded on mutual trust are the keys to our success. Allen & Overy LLP 2016

3 Germany 3 At the cutting edge We advise companies, banks and public institutions on all issues relating to commercial and capital markets law. With more than 2,700 lawyers, Allen & Overy ranks among the leading law firms worldwide. With four offices in Germany, we are never far away, and offer professional, efficient legal advice that is individually tailored to your needs years of Allen & Overy in Germany 220 lawyers in Germany 4 German offices 44/31 44 offices in 31 countries 70% cross-border transactions 1930 founded in London Allen & Overy s drive is undiminished. Juve Yearbook 2011/2012

4 4 Why choose us? Our services for you Our lawyers are top qualified experts in their respective fields boasting many years of experience in all major areas of commercial law. Their legal expertise and industry knowledge offer you a valuable competitive advantage. Our services always follow the key principle of responding flexibly to your needs while keeping an eye on economic aspects at all times. Integration The close cooperation with other lawyers in our international offices worldwide enables us to offer practical advice on cross-border transactions. Innovation In 2014, Allen & Overy won the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Award for the fourth time. Most Innovative Law Firm in Europe 2007, 2011, 2012 and Full Service We offer comprehensive advice on all areas of German, English and U.S. commercial and corporate law. Focus Our approach: Client-oriented service based on uncompromisingly high quality standards, availability, business focus and flexibility. Allen & Overy LLP 2016

5 Germany 5 Insurance Employment and Benefits Tax Banking and Finance Restructuring and Insolvency Public Law Our offering Corporate Governance and Compliance Corporate/M&A Dispute Resolution Intellectual Property Antitrust Capital Markets Absolutely excellent at providing all the services that a client could need. Chambers Europe 2011

6 6 Why choose us? Key areas of competence in detail 01_Employment and Benefits Restructuring/headcount reductions, negotiations on reconciling interests and social plans Employee participation/codetermination on company level Employment law issues arising in the course of business transactions and business transfers Collective bargaining and industrial dispute law Occupational pension schemes and dealing with pension obligations (including CTA) Compliance in terms of employment law, including employee data protection Remuneration systems, incentive plans 02_Banking and Finance Asset Finance Financial Services Regulatory General Lending Investment Funds Leveraged Finance Project Finance Real Estate Finance Restructuring 03_Corporate Governance and Compliance Setting up/revising compliance management systems (CMS) and policies Internal investigations, workforce investigations, compliance due diligence Representation in court and before public authorities Damages and liability, D&O issues Corporate social responsibility (CSR) Ombudsman and whistleblowing schemes Data protection and use of evidence Special compliance know-how in our different legal areas of expertise 04_Corporate/M&A M&A transactions, public takeovers, MBOs, LBOs Joint ventures Corporate, stock corporation and group law Complex intra-group reorganisations Corporate governance & compliance 05_Intellectual Property Patent, trade mark and design law National, cross-border and multinational disputes and court trials Interlocutory relief and injunctive measures Copyright and new media Know-how protection and employee inventions Marketing law and unfair competition Contractual projects on R&D, licensing and others 06_Capital Markets Equity capital markets Debt capital markets OTC derivatives and CCP clearing Structured products High yield bonds Covered bonds Securitisation Corporate trustee Allen & Overy LLP 2016

7 Germany 7 07_Antitrust Merger control Cartel and abuse proceedings Contentious proceedings General antitrust advice (compliance, distribution law etc.) 08_Dispute Resolution Arbitration Banking and Finance Disputes Civil and Commercial Law Disputes Class Actions and Mass Actions Corporate Disputes (including Post-M&A Proceedings ) Energy Disputes Insurance Disputes Professional Indemnity Real Estate Disputes 09_Public Law Procurement law Building and planning law Environmental law Energy law Product and waste law, sanctions Data protection law Lawsuits and administrative procedures 10_Restructuring and Insolvency Cross-border restructurings Balance-sheet restructuring Insolvency procedures Rescheduling and refinancing Workout Distressed debt trading Non-performing loan portfolios Shipping 11_Tax Real Estate Indirect tax International tax planning Investment Funds International Capital Markets M&A transactions Private Equity Restructurings and insolvencies Structured finance Transfer Pricing Tax investigations and disputes 12_Insurance M&A transactions Restructuring of insurance companies Insurance regulatory Corporate (including special types of insurance companies) Contractual Trust Agreements (CTA) Transactional advice regarding company pension schemes Investment structures Advice on entering the German market

8 8 Why choose us? Focus on sectors By focusing on sectors, we are able to provide specialised and market-oriented legal advice. By keeping up-to-date on the latest market events, maintaining our worldwide network, ensuring the regular exchange of expert knowledge and offering comprehensive training programmes, we guarantee that our specialists will provide you with the very best legal advice. Allen & Overy LLP 2016

9 Germany 9 On the road to success We are continuously expanding our German practice in key strategic areas in order to be able to offer you end-to-end services from a single source. Our new joiners in recent months confirm that Allen & Overy Germany is a high-class solution provider on all issues relating to commercial and capital markets law. Our success is not only reflected by our continuous growth. The numerous awards also confirm that we are pursuing the right strategy. The most important recognition however is that of our clients, who trust our advice particularly when it comes to treading new ground and setting precedents. Law Firm of the Year Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year Employment & Benefits Law Firm of the Year Law Firm of the Year Insurance Law Firm of the Year Banking and Finance Law Firm of the Year Tax Germany Law Firm of the Year Chambers Europe Awards 2013 Most Innovative Law Firm in Europe Winner of the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards 2007, 2011, 2012 and 2014

10 10 Why choose us? Highlights from previous transactions Schaeffler PATRIZIA Group Bilfinger SE 1_Schaeffler on the EUR12.1 billion takeover offer for Continental AG. In the following years, we advised Schaeffler on its comprehensive reorganisation to a capital-marketoriented company, on numerous refinancing transactions (including the issue of bonds) and on the partial sale of Continental shares in several accelerated bookbuilding procedures, which have contributed to stabilising the Schaeffler Group in the long term. 2_PATRIZIA Group on several high-volume realestate transactions (residential and commercial properties), including the acquisition of the majority of shares in GBW AG (EUR2.45bn) from BayernLB with subsequent squeeze-out, the acquisition of LBBW Immobilien GmbH (EUR1.4bn), and the acquisition of the Hesse public authority portfolios Leo I and Leo II (EUR1bn and EUR800 million). 3_Bilfinger SE on corporate and employment law aspects in relation to its corporate reorganisation Bilfinger Excellence, including reconciliation of interests and social compensation plan. Allen & Overy LLP 2016

11 Germany 11 The steering committee banks Deutsche Annington Immobilien Group GAGFAH 4_The steering committee banks (Commerzbank AG, Deutsche Bank AG, KfW Bankengruppe, Portigon AG and UniCredit Bank AG) on the high-profile restructuring of Pfleiderer Group. This was awarded Best Legal Advisory Project 2012 PLATOW Recht Award _Deutsche Annington Immobilien Group on the rescheduling of the EUR4.3bn German multi-family CMBS. This is one of the largest European real estate finance and CMBS refinancings since the financial crisis Highly recommended in the Finance category FT Innovative Lawyers _GAGFAH on the refinancing and securitisation by way of CMBS. The proceeds of the new CMBS (German Residential Funding Limited) with a volume of EUR2.061bn were applied to refinance a loan that was securitised in 2006 and secured by GAGFAH s GRF portfolio comprising approx. 61,600 residential and 469 commercial units. Immediately after the first transaction Allen & Overy advised GAGFAH on a EUR736.6m CMBS refinancing.

12 FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Düsseldorf Frankfurt Hamburg Munich Allen & Overy LLP Dreischeibenhaus Düsseldorf Allen & Overy LLP Bockenheimer Landstraße Frankfurt am Main Allen & Overy LLP Kehrwieder Hamburg Allen & Overy LLP Maximilianstraße Munich Tel Fax Tel Fax Tel Fax Tel Fax GLOBAL PRESENCE Allen & Overy is an international legal practice with approximately 5,200 people, including some 530 partners, working in 44 offices worldwide. Allen & Overy LLP or an affiliated undertaking has an office in each of: Abu Dhabi Amsterdam Bucharest (associated office) Budapest Ho Chi Minh City Hong Kong Moscow Munich Seoul Shanghai Antwerp Casablanca Istanbul New York Singapore Bangkok Barcelona Doha Dubai Jakarta (associated office) Johannesburg Paris Perth Sydney Tokyo Beijing Düsseldorf London Prague Warsaw Belfast Bratislava Frankfurt Hamburg Luxembourg Madrid Riyadh (cooperation office) Rome Washington, D.C. Yangon Brussels Hanoi Milan São Paulo Allen & Overy means Allen & Overy LLP and/or its affiliated undertakings. The term partner is used to refer to a member of Allen & Overy LLP or an employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualifications or an individual with equivalent status in one of Allen & Overy LLP s affiliated undertakings. Allen & Overy LLP 2016 CS

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