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About Dr. Johannes Vogel

Johannes focuses on asset-finance transactions, aviation, and restructuring and insolvency.

He has broad range of finance experience, with a particular focus on cross-border asset finance and leasing structures. Also, Johannes advises on financings, M&A transactions and restructurings in the transportation and aviation industry. And in addition, Johannes has a specific focus on German and international insolvency law aspects mainly involving German-regulated financial institutions.

Johannes speaks English and German.

Recent work

  • Advising a German investment manager on sale and lease-back transactions for 3 new Airbus A220 aircraft with Air Baltic with Balthazar-backed debt financings
  • Advising an international aircraft lessor in the restructuring of Garuda Indonesia
  • Advising an aviation asset secured lender consortium in the financial restructuring of Virgin Atlantic
  • Advising Malaysia Airlines on its global financial restructuring, in particular on the restructuring of its aircraft lease agreements
  • Advising a Swiss corporate on the acquisition of a European airline catering business
  • Advising a German independent investment manager on a series of debt-financed aircraft sale and lease-back transactions with airlines around the globe
  • Advising a German airline on a variety of aviation-related financing transactions, such as portfolio refinancings, leasing and sub-leasing transactions, and lessor novations
  • Advising a German leasing company on state-subsidised financings of train sets for regional railway operations through leasing and forfaiting constructs
  • Advising a German railway undertaking on a bespoke sale and leaseback transaction for used locomotives
  • Advising an Irish aircraft lessor on the negotiations with a Chinese airline of sale and leaseback transactions for five Boeing Dreamliners
  • Advising a major German fund initiator on an ongoing basis on the unwinding of closed-ended funds



  • University of Bayreuth, Germany (Rechtswissenschaften, law; Wirtschaftsjurist; additional diploma of economics)
  • University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany (Dr iur)

Professional qualifications

  • Rechtsanwalt, Germany