André Traute, a finance associate in Latham & Watkins’ Frankfurt office, advises German and international clients on a range of domestic and cross-border finance transactions.

Mr. Traute represents financial institutions, private equity funds, infrastructure investors, and corporate borrowers in:

  • Infrastructure financings
  • Financial restructurings
  • Cross border and domestic acquisition financings
  • General corporate financings

Prior to joining Latham, he gained experience in the banking and finance department of another major international law firm. 

Mr. Traute's experience includes advising:


  • Leading German insurance company on an up to €950 million financing for a skyscraper project in Germany*
  • Vinci Concession Deutschland GmbH on the financing of a PPP-project in connection with the new federal road B247 (Bundesstraße 247) between Mühlhausen and Bad Langensalza in the Free State of Thuringia*
  • Fraport AG on an €1.225 billion bridge financing for the joint venture of airport operators TAV Havalimanları Holding A.Ş. (TAV Airports) and Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide (Fraport AG) in relation to a financing regarding the renewal of operational rights for Antalya Airport in Turkey* 
  • BNP Paribas, UniCredit, Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, Crédit Agricole, National Westminster Bank, and NatWest Markets on a €2 billion financing for Glasfaser Plus GmbH* 
  • ING Bank N.V. in relation to a financing of datacenter portfolio in Germany*
  • DEG on several transactions in relation to solar portfolio financings*
  • Encavis on several cross-border transactions in relation to wind and solar park financings*
  • Various lenders in relation to real estate financings in Germany*

Financial Restructurings

  • Financial investor in relation to the restructuring of its €1.1 billion SIGNA Group real estate portfolio*
  • Consortium of lenders in relation to the restructuring of their investment in connection with the Nord Stream II pipeline project*
  • German bank in relation to the restructuring of its agencies*

Private Equity Driven Transactions

  • Tristan Capital Partners on the acquisition of a €1 billion real estate portfolio 
  • KKR in relation to the re-financing of a real estate portfolio*
  • Several lenders on a €1.4 billion refinancing of a tank terminal company*

Corporate Loans

  • German bank in relation bank to bank financing for a bank in Guatemala* 
  • Leading German real estate company in relation to its re-financing*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • Rechtsanwalt (Germany)


  • Second German State Exam, Higher Regional Court Frankfurt am Main, 2021
  • First German State Exam, Philipps-Universität Marburg, 2019

Languages Spoken

  • German
  • English