Claire-Marie Mallad

Local Partner, Frankfurt



Claire-Marie Mallad is a local partner in the Firm's Capital Markets group in Frankfurt.

She practices in the areas of debt capital markets, structured finance and bank regulatory laws. Claire-Marie Mallad represents financial institutions and investors on a wide range of capital markets transactions.

She focuses on regulatory capital issuances and advises issuers on the establishment and update of refinancing platforms, including EMTN and CP programmes. In this context, she advises national and international clients on regulatory laws and their implications on bank issuers and their creditors.

Claire-Marie Mallad also advises on structured finance products, including asset-backed and risk transfer transactions for the purposes of managing a bank’s exposure to credit risk.

Prior to joining White & Case, Claire-Marie Mallad worked as a trainee lawyer for another major international law firm in Frankfurt and gathered experience in European capital market law during her stays in Dublin and Helsinki.

Bars and Courts
Second State Exam
Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt
Master of Laws (LLM)
Trinity College
First State Exam
University of Regensburg


Advised the European Investment Fund (EIF) on a synthetic 'Simple, Transparent and Standardised' (STS) securitisation of German consumer loans originated by Deutsche Bank AG.

Advised Landesbank Baden-Württemberg as issuer with regard to the issuance of EUR 750 million Additional Tier 1 Notes.

Advised a banking syndicate on the issuance of the first Green Bond issued by Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen Girozentrale in a principal amount of EUR 500 million.

Berlin Hyp
Advised the joint lead managers and the co-lead manager on the issue of the debut Sustainability-linked bond issue by Berlin Hyp in the aggregate principal amount of EUR 500 million.

Federal Republic of Germany

  • Advised the Federal Republic of Germany on the first issue of a EUR 6.5 billion Green Federal Bond.
  • Advised the Federal Republic of Germany on the issue of EUR 7.5 billion fixed rate bonds.

Advised Santander Consumer Bank AG on a EUR 1.8 billion securitisation transaction of consumer loans rated by Moody's and Fitch. The bearer bonds were issued with a total nominal value of EUR 1.8 billion and are secured by consumer loan receivables of Santander. The ABS transaction was arranged by Société Générale S.A. and Banco Santander S.A., both of which further acted as Joint Lead Managers for the Class B, C, D, E, F and G Notes, and together with Merrill Lynch International for the Class A Notes.

Advised the dealers on the assignment of 19 bonds with an aggregate principal amount of about EUR 11.5 billion, issued by innogy SE and innogy Finance B.V.

ALD AutoLeasing
Advised ALD AutoLeasing on a securitisation of leasing receivables with a volume of more than EUR 400 million. Société Générale S.A. acted as arranger and lead manager.

Advised the joint bookrunners on the issuance of an inaugural bond issued by Ceconomy AG with an aggregate principal amount of EUR 500 million.

Advised NORD/LB on a EUR 10.1 billion credit portfolio transaction with a reference portfolio of approx. 4,300 loans containing renewable energies, infrastructure, aircraft and German medium-sized businesses loans. The securitisation transaction also included approx. EUR 1 billion shipping loans and thereby constitutes one of the biggest shipping securitisation transactions recently placed into the markets. NORD/LB reduced its risk-weighted assets by around EUR 3.7 billion resulting in a significant CET 1 ratio improvement.

Advised the joint lead managers on the issue of five bonds issued by Vonovia SE with an aggregate principal amount of EUR 4 billion.