Thomas Freund joined Hogan Lovells’ banking team in Munich

Global law firm Hogan Lovells has announced the appointment of Dr Thomas Freund (pictured) as a partner in the firm’s Banking and Loan Finance practice, based in the Munich office. Freund is a leveraged finance specialist and a recognized player in the German LBO market. He has particular experience in acting for banks and credit funds, as well as private equity sponsors and corporate borrowers, on leveraged financings and he has also advised on complex debt restructurings.   

He joined Hogan Lovells in March from Eversheds Sutherland where he served as Co-Head of the German Banking and Finance Practice and brings with him three members of his existing team.

Commenting on his appointment, James Doyle, Global Head of the Corporate & Finance practice said: “We’re delighted to welcome Thomas to the firm. His extensive experience working with key market players, combined with his dynamic and entrepreneurial mindset, supports our ambitions of further developing our leveraged finance offering in Germany.” 

Paul Mullen, Head of the firm’s Banking and Loan Finance practice, added: “ We continue to see increased client demand in leveraged finance in Germany, particularly from the private credit funds. Thomas has some excellent connections in the market and his broad skillset complements our already strong German Banking and Loan Finance team – we are excited to have him onboard.”

Thomas Freund said: “I am excited to be joining Hogan Lovells in Munich. Hogan Lovells is exceptionally well-positioned to provide support to clients seeking to grow their businesses around the world. I have already been impressed with the highly collaborative approach to serving clients, and look forward to working with my colleagues across the firm’s offices.”