Yilmaz Ata

Yilmaz Ata LL.M.



T: +49 40 800 084 0
D: +49 40 800 084 482
M: +49 151 440 48 633

Summary Open

Yilmaz is an Associate in the Banking & Finance group in the Hamburg office of Watson Farley & Williams LLP.

He specialises in shipping law advice. His practice focuses on advising banks and financial institutions on all aspects of ship financing (including restructuring, work-out and enforcement).

Experience Open

    Yilmaz’s experience includes advising:

    • German and international lenders on several new building and numerous second-hand tonnage financings.
    • German and global banks in relation to restructuring facilities by agreement with their corporate customers.
    • Banks in relation to Japanese Operating Leases for container boxes and ships.
    • Private equity funds in relation to loan purchases and joint ventures for the acquisition of ships.
    • Banks in relation to defaults under existing loan facilities and restructuring solutions.
    • Banks in relation to enforcement of their rights under their finance documents.

Education Open

  • 2017: admission as a Solicitor to the bar in England and Wales
  • 2014: admission as Rechtsanwalt to the bar in Hamburg, Germany
  • 2011 – 2013: Legal clerkship in Lübeck, Hamburg, Berlin and Hong Kong, Second State Exam
  • 2010 – 2011: Master of Laws studies, National University of Singapore, LL.M. in Maritime Law
  • 2009 – 2010: Law studies, Istanbul Bilgi University, Specialization in Turkish Law
  • 2004 – 2010: Law studies, Passau University, First State Exam
  • 2006 – 2007: Language and culture studies, Beijing Foreign Studies University and Beijing Language and Culture University

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