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Marc Trinkaus

Banking Partner, Frankfurt

“I am an experienced banking lawyer advising both lenders and borrowers across the credit spectrum, with particular knowledge in public acquisition finance. I am commercially minded, pragmatic and able to ensure that deals are transacted efficiently and to tight deadlines.”

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Overview

Marc is widely recognised as one of the leading banking lawyers in Germany, advising domestic and international banks and corporates on cross-border syndicated lending, leveraged finance and restructurings. He has particular understanding  of public acquisition financing.

Marc spent a year in the firm’s London office in 2001, forging close relationships with London-based international investment banks.

Work highlights

Marc has advised on a wide range of major finance deals. Highlights include advising:

  • Financing banks lead by Commerzbank: on the €900m financing for Puma on a KfW special programme in context with the Covid-19 pandemic
  • KfW: on a Covid-19 related DIP-financing in the amount of up to €550m provided to Condor in the form of a state aid measure backed by the Federal Republic of Germany
  • ING: on the world’s first loan on the reference rate €STR for the financing of a wind park of Energiekontor AG
  • Continental: on its revolving credit facility of €4bn with several sustainability features (eg for renewable energy sources)
  • Montagu Private Equity: on the financing of the acquisition of Universal-Investment GmbH

Professional experience

Marc is a member of the German law working group for the Loan Market Association (LMA) in Germany.

Marc regularly attends conferences, including those organised by Euroforum and Euromoney, where he has spoken on subjects such as German Schuldschein loans.

Education and qualifications

Marc studied law at the University of Bayreuth, Germany.

He speaks German and English.