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Dr. Thomas Freund, LL.M. (London), Partner

Dr. Thomas Freund, LL.M. (London)

Partner

Rechtsanwalt

Languages

German, English

Practice areas

  • Banking and finance
  • Financial services
  • Private equity
  • Project and infrastructure finance
  • Real estate finance

Practice notes

Thomas is a partner in the Banking & Finance practice group of Eversheds Sutherland in Munich.

He advises in particular national and international financial institutions, debt funds, sponsors and corporate borrowers on leveraged buyouts, unitranche financings, bank/bond financings as well as corporate lending for large- and mid-cap companies.

His core expertise comprises:

  • acquisition financing
  • direct lending (including senior/super-senior structures)
  • project and infrastructure financing
  • leveraged buy-outs
  • corporate loans (including borrower's note loans)
  • restructurings

Thomas has many years of experience with creditors and lenders, including unitranche and other direct lending financing. He has also broad experience in advising on complex debt restructurings, out-of-court solutions, insolvency proceedings and distressed M&A transactions.

In addition, he is a co-author of the handbook “Acquisition Finance Agreements in Germany” (Beck 2017).

Before joining Eversheds Sutherland, Thomas had been working in the Banking practice group of Latham & Watkins LLP in Munich. He started his career in the Banking & Finance practice group of Ashurst LPP in Munich.

Thomas’ recent experience includes advising:

  • Oldenburgische Landesbank AG as super senior lender on the financing of FSN Capital VI’s investment in MEGABAD
  • Alcentra Limited (Alcentra) and Deutsche Bank AG with regard to the financing of the acquisition of Congatec Holding AG (congatec) by DBAG*
  • a bank consortium with regard to the financing of the acquisition of Castolin Eutectic Group by Paragon*
  • Waterland with regard to the financing of the acquisition of Leupold Group*
  • IK Investment Partners with regard to the financing of the acquisition of MDT Technologies*
  • DPE Deutsche Private Equity with regard to the unitranche/super senior financing of the acquisition of Valantic Group*
  • Ergon Capital with regard to the re-financing of Opseo Group (Deutsche Intensivpflege)*

* advised before joining Eversheds Sutherland