Dr. Oliver K. Hahnelt, LLM is a partner in the Frankfurt office of McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP who advises clients on all aspects of debt finance transactions both domestically and internationally. He focuses in particular on counseling financial institutions, private equity sponsors and other investors, credit/debt funds and corporate clients on acquisition finance (leveraged buyouts, including recapitalizations), corporate finance (corporate lending, including refinancings) and structured finance.

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  • Advised Credit Solutions Partner and others on the financing of the acquisition of a German based company active in the nutrition / dietary supplement business.
  • Advised ELF Capital on the financing of the ABIONIK Group.
  • Advised Bright Capital and HF Private Debt on the financing of the acquisition of NATSANA GmbH by DOMUM Unternehmer & Kapital GmbH.
  • Advised Bright Capital on the corporate financing of SOPRONEM Greven GmbH.
  • Advised Bright Capital and HF Private Debt on the financing of the acquisition of several opticians shops throughout Germany by Beyond Capital Partners.

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  • Best Lawyers Germany 2022 for Banking and Finance Law
  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2019
  • Finance Monthly, Deal Maker of the Year 2014


University of Wisconsin Law School, LLM, 2006
Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt, Second State Exam, 2003
University of Gießen, Dr. jur. (PhD), 2001
University of Gießen, First State Exam, 2000


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Dr. Oliver Hahnelt, LLM

Insights & Events / Media

Munich, Germany / McDermott Event / May 23, 2019

Frankfurt, Germany / McDermott Event / November 29, 2018

Munich, Germany / McDermott Event / October 26, 2017

Munich, Germany / McDermott Event / September 19, 2017