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 SIGNA on the formation of a joint venture with Canadian Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) to merge retail chains Galeria Kaufhof and Karstadt Warenhaus and the acquisition of 50 percent of HBC’S European real estate portfolio
  • Advised owners of Elmotec Group on the sale of their shares to Schaeffler Technologies
  • Advised Gimv N.V. in connection with the financing of the acquisition of the WEMAS Group

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  • 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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