Frederik Lorenzen
Partner

BANKING & FINANCE

FRANKFURT

T: +49 69 297 291 0
D: +49 69 297 291 252
M: +49 151 440 48 624

EmailE: florenzen@wfw.com

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Frederik Lorenzen

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Frederik Lorenzen is a Partner in the Banking & Finance group in the Frankfurt office of Watson Farley & Williams LLP. He specializes in international finance and restructuring transactions, including asset finance, project finance, corporate loans and leasing.

Recent transactions include advising HSH Nordbank AG on the financing of the acquisition of a fleet of used electric Locomotives which were subsequently made available to the seller under a capacity agreement, the seller on the sale of shares in a European locomotive and rolling stock leasing company and a syndicate of banks on the enforcement and subsequent transfer into warehousing solutions of nine 13,100 TEU container vessels.

Frederik’s clients include banks, financial institutions as well as transport and leasing companies.

Experience Open

    Frederik’s experience includes advising:

    • A syndicate of banks led by HSH Nordbank AG on the enforcement and subsequent transfer into a warehouse of nine 13,100 TEU container vessels.
    • HSH Nordbank AG on the financing of the acquisition of 196 used electric locomotives by Railpool from DB Cargo which were subsequently made available to DB Cargo again under a capacity agreement.
    • A syndicate of banks led by Crédit Agricole, DNB, HSBC and UniCredit on the increase of a revolving credit facility for Hapag-Lloyd up to US$200m.
    • HSH Nordbank, UniCredit, NordLB and DNB on the refinancing of loans to Rickmers Group totalling US$1.385bn.
    • Financial institutions on the US$165m syndicated financing of a portfolio of used and new container boxes.
    • Financial institutions on the syndicated ECA-covered financing of a fleet of deluxe river cruise vessels with Commercial Interest Reference Rate (CIRR) option.
    • KfW IPEX-Bank, ABN AMRO Bank N.V. and the Export Credit Agencies of Poland, Germany and Holland on the US$290m financing for the construction of an offshore pipe-laying vessel and a separate pipe-laying system for the Ceona group.
    • Financial institutions on the financing of a fleet of used vessels structured as Japanese Operating Lease with Call Option (JOLCO).
    • Financial institutions on the restructuring of a US$1.2bn financing of a newbuilding portfolio of a German ship-owning company.
    • Various financial institutions on all aspects of non-performing ship financing transactions, including loan sales, restructuring in platform or trustee structures, enforcement of ship mortgages and in insolvency proceedings.
    • A financial institution on the financing of the acquisition of a portfolio of freight wagons.
    • Lessors on various rolling stock leasing transactions.

Education Open

  • 2006: Admitted as a German lawyer (Rechtsanwalt)
  • 2006: Second state exam
  • 2004: First state exam

Employment Record Open

  • 2010 – present: Watson Farley & Williams LLP, Frankfurt
  • 2006 – 2010: Clifford Chance Partnerschaftsgesellschaft, Frankfurt
  • 2006: Clifford Chance LLP, London

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