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About Dr. Dennis Chinnow

Dennis is a finance principal associate in the global transactions group. Based in our Frankfurt office, he specialises in national and international banking and finance law, with a particular focus on acquisition and corporate finance as well as on sustainability-linked financings. He represents borrowers and lenders alike.

Dennis has been recognised by Handelsblatt Best Lawyers as „One to Watch“ (Anwalt der Zukunft) for Banking and Finance Law. 

He speaks German and English.

Recent work

  • Advising companies, commercial banks and KfW on numerous stabilisation and rescue financings in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and volatile gas and energy markets
  • Advising Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA on various financings, including facilities agreements (including sustainability-linked) and Schuldschein loans
  • Advising REWE Group on various financings, including facilities agreements (including sustainability-linked) and USPP
  • Advising Vonovia SE on various financings, including in connection with acquisitions (including the takeover offer for Deutsche Wohnen SE in 2021)
  • Advising AGC Equity Partners on real estate financings, including in relation to THE SQUAIRE (the largest office building in Germany) and a hyperscale data center in Frankfurt am Main
  • Advising AUTO1 on various financings, including a €500m ABS financing based on used vehicles
  • Advising a consortium of banks on a €3bn syndicated loan financing (sustainability-linked) for Siemens Energy
  • Advising a consortium of banks on a €1.5bn syndicated loan financing (sustainability-linked) for EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG (Sustainability-linked loan of the year at Environmental Finance's Bond Awards 2021)
  • Advising BNP Paribas on a €4bn syndicated loan financing (sustainability-linked) for Continental AG
  • Advising UniCredit on a €1bn syndicated loan financing (sustainability-linked) for LANXESS AG
  • Advising a consortium of banks on a €7bn syndicated loan financing for a DAX-listed company
  • Advising a consortium of banks on the financing for the acquisition of USG Corporation by the Knauf Group 
  • Advising J.P. Morgan on a €415m Term Loan B/Cov-Lite and RCF refinancing of Rodenstock

Qualifications

Education

  • University of Frankfurt, Germany (Dr. iur.)
  • University of Cambridge, England (LL.M.)
  • Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt, Germany (Second State Examination)
  • University of Freiburg, Germany (First State Examination)

Professional Qualifications

  • Rechtsanwalt, Germany