Dr. Anselm Lenhard, LL.M.

  • Studies at the University of Konstanz, the Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg (Dr. jur.) and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) (LL.M. in Corporate Law)
  • Legal clerkship (Referendariat) in Frankfurt/Main and Munich
  • Admission as attorney (Rechtsanwalt) in Germany
  • Previously, attorney at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Munich and New York, including as secondee to the Corporate M&A department of Deutsche Bank AG, New York Branch, and inhouse counsel in the banking and finance legal department of Siemens AG, Munich

Practice Areas:

Lanuages: German, English, Spanish

Selected References

  • FSN Capital and ecovium on the financing of the acquisition of Mantis Group
  • P&P Group on first ESG-linked Schuldschein loan transaction
  • zooplus (SDAX) on EUR 120,000,000 debut syndicated revolving credit facility
  • Marley Spoon on USD 65,000,000 growth debt financing by Runway Growth Credit Fund as well as venture debt financings by Western Technology Investment (WTI) and Global Growth Capital
  • EMERAM Capital Partners on the financing of the acquisition of sofatutor
  • smava on the financing of the acquisition of Finanzcheck, in particular by way of a venture debt financing provided by Kreos Capital and Proventus Capital Partners
  • Egeria Capital Management on the financing of the acquisition of Klafs Group
  • Razor Group on venture debt financing by Claret Capital
  • FSN Capital on the unitranche financing for the acquisition of MHP Solution Group
  • AUDI on the financing aspects of its joint venture with Capgemini
  • Afinum on the financing of the acquisition as well as a leveraged recapitalization of FAST LTA and on the financing of the acquisition of Fishing King
  • Marley Spoon on the AUD 30,050,000 investment in the form of equity and structured debt by Woolworths Group, the operator of the largest grocery store chain in Australia, and on investment by Union Square Ventures
  • MorphoSys (MDAX and TecDAX) on group-internal financing
  • Zalando with respect to a secured EUR 200,000,000 syndicated revolving credit facility in connection with its initial public offering as well as its refinancing and increase by an unsecured EUR 500,000,000 syndicated revolving credit facility*
  • Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank as mandated lead arrangers with respect to a secured EUR 150,000,000 syndicated credit facility for SGL Carbon*
  • United Initiators, a supplier of specialty chemicals and former portfolio company of Vision Capital and Speyside Equity, with respect to a leveraged recapitalization by way of a EUR 77,000,000 and USD 42,190,000 senior secured credit facilities*
  • MEDIAN Kliniken, a rehabilitation clinic operator, in connection with all its real estate secured financings during the full investment cycle of the financial investors Advent International and MARCOL, including a leveraged recapitalization, as well as in connection with the sale of MEDIAN Kliniken to Waterland Private Equity and the subsequent sale-and-lease-back of the clinic properties to a US real estate investor*
  • Berenberg Bank in connection with the acquisition of a portfolio of shipping loans with an aggregate nominal amount of about EUR 300,000,000 from Royal Bank of Scotland*
  • Several DAX and MDAX corporate groups as well as multinationals and medium-sized corporates with respect to their financings through syndicated credit facilities and private placements  (Schuldscheindarlehen) as well as in connection with notes issues (including combined bank/bond financings)*
  • An international syndicate of banks in connection with the insolvency of the international borrower group under a large-cap letters-of-credit facility (including the coordination of the individual insolvency proceedings in various jurisdictions)*

* in previous law firm


  • Origination and Distribution of Debt: Risks and Regulatory Solutions, EJRR 2011, 340 ff.
  • Die Vorschläge zur Reform des englischen Mobiliarkreditsicherungsrechts. Ein Wegweiser für eine europäische Harmonisierung? (The proposals for a reform of the English law of personal property security. A guidepost for a European harmonization?) Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht, Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht, Bd. 233, Tübingen 2010 (Diss. Jur. Univ. Würzburg)
  • Die Pflicht zur Registrierung von Sicherungsrechten nach englischem Gesellschaftsrecht – Ein Risiko für Kreditgeber einer Scheinauslandsgesellschaft in der Form einer englischen Limited (Registration of security interests under English company law – A risk for creditors of pseudo foreign companies in the legal form of a English private company limited), RIW 2007, 348 ff.

Dr. Anselm Lenhard, LL.M.

Karlstr. 10
D-80333 Munich


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