“We work very successfully with Torsten Volkholz and his team and can only recommend them.”
The Legal 500 EMEA 2022 (Germany)
“Convincing market feedback and ongoing praise from clients.”
Chambers Europe 2019 (Germany)
Often Recommended – Real Estate
Highly Regarded – Real Estate Finance
Dr. Torsten Volkholz advises German and global sponsors, borrowers, and lenders on domestic and cross-border finance, real estate, and restructuring matters.
He maintains long-standing relationships with clients on all sides of real estate transactions, advising on:
Real estate finance
Asset-based and general corporate lending
Mr. Volkholz also advises creditors and investors of distressed companies on corporate and real estate portfolio restructurings.
Drawing on his legal training in England, the US, and Germany, and his previous work in a commercial bank and as an assistant lecturer at the University of Kiel and at Bucerius Law School, he provides clients with a comprehensive perspective on their matters.
Mr. Volkholz also advises clients on a range of matters related to the law pertaining to German foundations.
Mr. Volkholz’s experience includes advising/representing:
Advent International on the public tender offer for Douglas Holding
Angelo, Gordon in the financing of several residential portfolios
Apollo Real Estate Fund in the financing and restructuring of German real estate portfolios
Banco Santander in refinancing a German tourist and hotel chain
Bavaria Yachtbau GmbH in its balance sheet restructuring
Conergy AG in connection with working capital facilities
Deutsche Bank AG in restructurings and refinancings of German listed companies
GE Capital in several finance and refinancing transactions
Goldman Sachs in various acquisitions
Henderson Global Investors in numerous financings of German real estate portfolios
H.I.G. European Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition of a majority shareholding and debt
HPS Investment Partners, LLC in providing a US$1 billion senior secured credit facility to Bombardier, a transaction Private Debt Investor (PDI) in 2022, has named among private debt’s top 10 defining deals
Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund/Redos Real Estate in its acquisition of various real estate portfolios
Pfandbriefbank in the financing of a real estate portfolio
Royal Bank of Scotland in various restructurings
UniCredit in the multiple restructurings of a real estate financing
Wilmington Trust in the PrimaCom restructurings and as agent and security agent in the restructuring and insolvency proceedings of Praktiker/Max Bahr group
Dr. jur., University of Kiel, 2007
Second German State Exam, Higher Regional Court, Hamburg, 2005
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