Florian Ziegler practices in the area of Debt Finance, specializing in general corporate finance (e.g. leveraged acquisition finance and investment grade loans). In addition, he has a broad range of experience with real estate and ship financings as well as restructurings.
He advises banks and other financial institutions, private equity investors and corporates under German law in respect of domestic and cross-border transactions.
Before joining White & Case in 2015, he worked over six years in the Banking and Restructuring department of another international law firm in Frankfurt.
Cheplapharm Arzneimittel GmbH, 2020
Advised a bank syndicate on the repricing of Cheplapharm's credit facilities in the amount of €1.29 billion. The repricing transaction was accompanied by the first issue by Cheplapharm of €500 million 3.50% senior secured notes (144A/Reg S) due 2027. Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch, HSBC Bank plc, J.P. Morgan Securities plc and UniCredit Bank AG acted as joint global coordinators, bookrunners and mandated lead arrangers. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft, DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaftsbank, Frankfurt am Main and Santander Consumer Bank AG acted as mandated lead arrangers. Deutsche Bank Luxembourg S.A. was also involved as security agent and facility agent.
Consus Real Estate AG, 2019
Advised Consus Real Estate AG in connection with the offering of €400 million 9.625% senior secured notes due 2024.
Advised a bank syndicate led by Deutsche Bank AG and J. P. Morgan on the €1.35 billion refinancing of the Senvion group.
Advising Commerzbank on the refinancing of a syndicated credit facility of Evonik Industries AG with a volume of € 1.75 billion.
Advising a bank syndicate on the € 450 million refinancing of the Pfleiderer group.
Representing a bank syndicate led by Deutsche Bank AG in a € 610 million loan to assist the acquisition and refinancing by One Equity Partners Europe GmbH of SGB-SMIT Beteiligungs GmbH.
Representation of Credit Suisse on the USD 4.2 billion bridge financing of Fresenius for the acquisition of Akorn.
Representation of a bank syndicate on the cross-border refinancing of the APCOA Group of €435 million.
Advising a bank syndicate led by Commerzbank, IKB Deutsche Industriebank, Raiffeisen Bank, Swiss Re International, UniCredit Bank and Zurich Insurance on the leveraged buyout of Voith Industrial Services by Triton.
Qatar Holding (QIA) and the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2016
Advising QIA and PIF as shareholders of United Arab Shipping Corporation on the business combination with Hapag-Lloyd AG.
Duke Street, 2016
Advising Duke Street as investor in the acquisition of the Medi-Globe Group.
DMG Mori Aktiengesellschaft, 2016
Advising the DMG Mori Group on a refinancing and upsizing of its corporate loan.
* Matters worked on prior to joining White & Case.
Best Lawyer Germany in Banking and Finance Law, Handelsblatt 2021