Carolin Glänzel



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General Experience

Carolin is a lawyer based in our Frankfurt office. She specialises in banking, in particular structured finance transactions in the areas of real estate finance, project finance and acquisition finance. Carolin advises both international and domestic banks as well as investors.
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Recent Work
  • advising the finance parties in relation to the origination and syndication of various national and cross-border real estate portfolio and construction financings, for example a €153m financing of office portfolios in Germany, a €110m financing of a shopping centre in Cologne, a €166m financing of a mixed use object in Munich and a development financing of a condominium project in Mainz
  • advising a leading funds and asset manager on several acquisition financings of logistic centers and office portfolios in Germany
  • advising a British bank with regard to the restructuring of three financings of commercial portfolios with 39 properties and in total €428m in Germany
  • advising a special servicer with regard to the restructuring of several real estate portfolios in Germany
  • advising a British bank on the transfer of ECA-backed infrastructure project financings in various jurisdictions
  • advising the arranging banks with regard to the acquisition financing of a German SME out of an insolvency process by an Italian industrial group
  • advising the arranging banks with regard to the financing of a leading European information and communications technology group in relation to the first time issue of high yield notes and a super senior revolving credit facility
  • advising a new investor (and shareholder) with regard to the acquisition and restructuring of an engineering group.

Carolin studied law at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich. During her legal traineeship in Frankfurt she worked in the New York branch of a leading German bank, gaining experience in project finance and real estate finance. Carolin qualified as a German lawyer (Rechtsanwältin) in 2011 and joined Simmons & Simmons in the same year.

In 2013 she was seconded to the legal division of the investment bank of a leading British bank in London.