17.01.2018

Commercial law firm Schalast strengthens Hamburg office with banking team

The Frankfurt business law firm Schalast strengthens its newly opened office with a banking team around Dr. Roland Arlt

The banking team of the Frankfurt business law firm Schalast, which was nominated for the European Banking & Finance Deal of the Year award by The Lawyer magazine at the beginning of January, has grown considerably over the past few years and works for clients such as Commerzbank, Lonestar, DekaBank, Santander, Colony Capital, Athene Lebensversicherung, Schroders Bank, Canada Life Lebensversicherung, The World Bank, Hyundai Europe Bank, Bergfürst, Bergfürst, and others. The twelve-member banking team around Dr. Andreas Walter will be joined by a new partner in Hamburg as of 1. January 2018.

Dr. Roland Arlt will join Schalast in the newly relocated office at Neuer Wall in Hamburg. Prior to that, he worked as a partner in a Hamburg commercial law firm and as a senior associate and associate at international commercial law firms in Frankfurt am Main, London, Milan and Rome. Dr. Roland Arlt will establish and lead the Hamburg banking team of Schalast and will work closely together with the Frankfurt banking team.

Dr. Roland Arlt and the Hamburg-based Schalast Banking team focuses on advisory services in connection with financing, in particular project finance, structured finance, restructuring, profit participation rights and mezzanine capital, bonds and securitisation transactions. With regard to the financing of renewable energies and grid financing, Dr. Roland Arlt will work closely together with Dr. Georg Berger, who opened Schalast's Hamburg office on July 1,2017 and heads the Telecommunications & Energy practice group at Schalast. Mr. Arlts' experience and activities in the area of real estate financing and loan servicing (in particular with regard to securitised and unsecuritised portfolios of real estate financing) will also decisively strengthen the Real Estate Law Practice Group led by Schalast's Hamburg partners Mahren Williams and Dr. Marc-Alexander Lüth and the Frankfurt Real Estate Team.

Dr. Andreas Walter explains: "We are happy to have found a new partner in Dr. Arlt, who will fit perfectly into our team, round off our range of advisory services, especially in the area of securitisation and profit participation rights, and quickly build up our banking team in Hamburg".

Dr. Roland Arlt is also pleased: "I am very much looking forward to working with my colleagues at Schalast. The synergy opportunities with the Telecommunications & Energy and Real Estate practice groups and the Frankfurt banking team are very high, and this change enables me to offer my clients a broadly expanded range of consulting services." 

Contact Details Office Schalast Hamburg
Schalast & Partner Rechtsanwälte mbB
Neuer Wall 77
20354 Hamburg
Telefon: 040-3346041-0
hamburg@schalast.com 

About Schalast

Schalast is one of the leading commercial law firms in the German financial centre of Frankfurt am Main. Further offices are located in Berlin and Hamburg. Schalast primarily advises medium-sized clients from Germany and around the world. The approximately 50 attorneys at present are organized in the practice groups Labor Law, Banking & Finance, Corporate, Dispute Resolution, IP, Media & Technology, Telecommunication & Energy as well as Inheritance and Family Law. The notary's office is another focal point. The law firm is a member of the international Multilaw network and is thus able to assist clients worldwide. Schalast distinguishes itself by the highest level and an appropriate hands-on mentality. Schalast's aim is to find and implement the best solutions for clients individually, pragmatically, custom-tailored and sustainably. Various awards show the firm's high level of competence. www.schalast.com

Press contact in this matter
Dr. Andreas Walter, LL.M.
Mendelssohnstraße 75-77
60325 Frankfurt am Main
Telefon: 0 69 / 97 58 31-0
Fax: 0 69 / 97 58 31-20
E-Mail: frankfurt@schalast.com