Ashurst strengthens German finance practice with partner hire

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    International law firm Ashurst announces the appointment of securitisation partner Martin Kaiser in Frankfurt. 

    Martin joins from Baker McKenzie, where he has worked since 2004, most recently as head of the Banking & Finance practice in Germany and Austria. A securitisation specialist, Martin focuses on advising banks and companies, particularly in relation to the securitisation of automobile loans and trade receivables. 
    Martin will be joined by associates Sahra Demirbilek and Stephan Lehnen.

    Commenting, Tobias Krug, managing partner of Ashurst Germany, said:

    "We are delighted to welcome Martin Kaiser and his team to Ashurst. He is a highly experienced and market leading lawyer, who will play a valuable role in advising on the securitisation aspects of our numerous bank mandates and with key corporates. Driven, in part, by recent EU regulatory reform, we anticipate continued growth in demand for securitisation as an important financing technique by our clients, and we are very pleased to add Martin and his team's market leading capabilities to our overall finance offering in Germany."

    Martin Kaiser added: 

    "My team and I are very much looking forward to joining Ashurst and to helping further strengthen Ashurst's leading finance practice. Both, the firm's strategic focus on the financial sector and its European platform are ideal to further developing my practice and to building a pan-European securitisation offer."

    With the appointment of Martin Kaiser, the German finance team now has 6 partners.

    The securities and derivatives team advises investment banks and corporates on national and international capital market transactions, in particular on stand-alone bonds, bonds with warrants, convertible bonds, structured bonds and derivatives, as well as with regard to programmes for the issuance of German Schuldschein loans, registered bonds and on all banking regulatory matters.


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