Renate Prinz focusses her practice on corporate law, national and international mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and corporate reorganizations. Renate has extensive experience in acting for public sector clients as well as clients in the finance and banking sector.

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  • Advised City of Hamburg and State of Schleswig-Holstein on the stabilization and restructuring of HSH Nordbank AG and in particular, the transfer of a ship loan portfolio to HSH Portfolio Management AöR as well as on the later sale of HSH Nordbank AG to a group of Financial Investors*
  • Advised Erste Abwicklungsanstalt AöR on winding up all assets of former WestLB AG, in particular on the sale of Westdeutsche Immobilienbank AG to Aareal Bank AG and the prior extensive restructuring as well as on the sale of WestFonds Immobilien-Anlagegesellschaft to HCI Capital AG (now Ernst Russ AG)*
  • Advising further public sector banks, in particular on transactions and internal reorganizations*
  • General corporate law advice and support in international transactions of financial investors and clients from the manufacturing industry*
  • Advised Deutsche Börse Group in setting up a partnership program for clients of the group’s clearing business*
  • Advised international credit institutions on Brexit related matters, in particular regarding German anti-money laundering law*

*Matter handled prior to joining McDermott


  • German Association of Female Lawyers
  • Working Moms Düsseldorf e.V. (Chairwoman)


Higher Regional Court Cologne, Second State Exam, 2012
University of Münster, First State Exam, 2009
University of Münster, FFA, French Law, 2006



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