Urs Lewens

Dr. Urs Lewens

Counsel, Frankfurt



Specialised experience in all fields of national and international finance with focus on syndicated lending, acquisition finance, Schuldschein loans and financing in the context of spinoff and other corporate organisations.

Transactions of significance where substantial involvement can be disclosed have included:

  • Volkswagen in connection with its €10bn syndicated revolving credit facility
  • E.ON on a €3.5bn syndicated credit facility with sustainability feature (sustainability linked)
  • MANN+HUMMEL in connection with Green Schuldschein loans in an amount of €150m
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse and J.P. Morgan on the financing of the proposed acquisition of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation by Infineon Technologies
  • Merck in connection with the financing of the US$5.9bn offer to acquire Versum Materials
  • Bayer in relation to its new €4.5 bn syndicated multicurrency revolving credit facility entered into with a syndicate of national and international banks

2009 -  Dr iur, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
2008 -  Second Legal State Examination (2. Juristisches Staatsexamen)
2005 - 2008 -  Oberlandesgericht Düsseldorf, legal traineeship (Referendariat)
2004 -  First Legal State Examination (1. Juristisches Staatsexamen)
1999 - 2004 -  Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg and Rheinische Friedrich- Wilhelms University of Bonn, law studies

Professional Experience

2018 to date -  Counsel, Linklaters
2016 - 2017 - Counsel, Allen & Overy (Frankfurt)
2015 - Senior Associate, Allen & Overy (London)
2012 - 2015 - Senior Associate, Allen & Overy (Frankfurt)
2008 - 2012 - Associate, Allen & Overy (Frankfurt)