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About Vanessa Steiner

Vanessa is a member of our global transactions group and advises in banking and finance matters with a particular focus on acquisition financings, leveraged financings and real estate financings.

Vanessa is specialized in national and international banking and financial law as well as financial structuring with a focus on corporate and leveraged transactions and real estate financings. In addition, she has wide experience in advising borrowers and lenders in the context of out-of court financial restructurings and refinancings.

She is fluent in German and English.

Recent work

  • Advising H.I.G. Capital in connection with the ongoing financing needs and the disposal of HCS Holding;
  • Advising the lenders of LEONI AG on its financial restructuring under a German StaRUG scheme;
  • Advising Brookfield on the EUR 93.5m refinancing of the SI-Centrum complex in Stuttgart;
  • Advising Evotec SE on its unsecured €150 million loan facility provided by the European Investment Bank.
  • Advising Apera Asset Management on various financings, including the financing for Infratech Bau GmbH, an H.I.G. Capital portfolio company in the fibre optic sector, and the financing for EVP Holding, a portfolio company of capiton.
  • A leading German Pfandbriefbank on the EUR 754m refinancing of a large department store portfolio;
  • Advising TeamViewer AG on the amendment of its existing credit facilities.
  • Advising Takata on various finance related aspects of the EMEA part of its worldwide restructuring.
  • Advising HSH Nordbank on the sale and transfer of several loan portfolios to different investors.
  • Advising a market-leading shipmanager on its acquisition of a large German shipping company in the context of its financial crisis.
  • Advising a pension fund in its position as lender to an insolvent real estate project company with regard to all relevant aspects of finance and insolvency law.



  • Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen, Germany
  • Legal traineeship (Referendariat) at the Higher Regional Court of Nuremberg, Germany

Professional qualifications

  • Rechtsanwältin (admitted to the German bar)