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Dr. Michael Josenhans


Excellent understanding of our business needs

Chambers 2021

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About Dr. Michael Josenhans

Michael specialises in banking and finance law, with a particular focus on syndicated lending and acquisition finance.

He is a member of our private equity sector group and our global transactions group.

He speaks German, English and French.

Recent work

  • Advising J.P. Morgan on the €415m term loan B/Cov-Lite and RCF refinancing of Rodenstock, the German manufacturer of glasses.
  • Advising TeamViewer and Permira on TeamViewer’s IPO on the regulated market (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the related refinancing. The issue volume was approximately €2.2bn.
  • Advising HOCHTIEF AG in relation to €18b acquisition financing arrangements in connection with the acquisition of the Abertis Group.
  • Advising Commerzbank, UniCredit and other banks on a €900m financing and refinancing for the Axel Springer group and the establishment of an €800m acquisition facility.
  • Advising Techem, a portfolio company of Macquarie, in relation to its debut €1.3bn bank bond refinancing and several refinancings/repricings.
  • Advising ChemChina on its financing for the acquisition of the Krauss Maffei group.
  • Advising a consortium of banks on the acquisition financing of the Knauf Group.
  • Advising Evotec AG on the acquisition financing of a target in the USA and a realignment of its capital structure.
  • Advising Nordex S.E. on its financial restructuring which included a guarantee facility, a liquidity line, EiB credit agreements and a high yield bond.



  • University of Tübingen, Germany (doctorate degree, summa cum laude)
  • Columbia University, US (master of laws degree)
  • University of Aix-en-Provence, France (maîtrise en droit degree)

Professional qualifications

  • Rechtsanwalt, Germany
  • Attorney-at-law, New York, US


  • Teufel award for his doctoral thesis