Dr. Oliver K. Hahnelt, LL.M. - McDermott Will & Emery


Dr. Oliver K. Hahnelt, LL.M. advises (private) direct lending funds, financial institutions, (private equity) investors and corporate clients on acquisition financings (leveraged buyouts), corporate financings (including refinancing) and mezzanine as well as PIK HoldCo financings. His practice focuses in particular on advising and structuring unitranche financings (including super senior structures) in both national and international contexts.

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Oliver advised:

  • Bright Capital (in part with HF Private Debt) on a variety of unitranche financings, including the acquisitions of Aleria, Green Modular Laundry Textilservice, NATSANA and several opticians shops throughout Germany
  • Credit Solutions Partners, Access Capital and Alantra on the financing of a German-based company active in the food supplement sector
  • ELF Capital on the unitranche financing of ABIONIK Group
  • Joh. Berenberg & Gossler as lender in connection with the financing of the acquisition of a majority stake in BLS Bikeleasing-Service
  • FRIWO on the refinancing of its group-wide financial indebtedness


  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™ Germany 2022-2023: Leading Lawyer for Banking and Finance Law
  • Wirtschaftswoche 2022: Recommended as Top-Laywer for Banking & Finance


University of Wisconsin Law School, LL.M.
Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt, Second State Exam
University of Gießen, Dr. jur.
University of Gießen, First State Exam