Rinze, Jens

Jens Rinze


Dr. Jens Rinze is a partner in the Frankfurt office and heads the Financial Services Practice Group in Germany. His practice focuses on capital markets, structured finance, banking, insurance and other finance industry related transactions, in particular securitization, real estate finance, acquisition finance, receivables finance and asset finance  as well as other forms of structured finance and capital markets instruments (including the regulatory aspects thereof) as well as the restructuring and work-out of such transactions.

Moreover, he advises financial institutions, servicers, special servicers and investors in the course of cross-border and German insolvencies of issuers and borrowers and relating enforcement, restructuring and insolvency proceedings.

Jens is a regular speaker at structured finance and securitization conferences and at universities. He has written several articles in German and foreign law journals, text books, scientific magazines and commentaries on the German Banking Act and in the field of structured finance (including distressed debt), banking and regulatory law and international finance in general.


  • Advising a Special Servicer in connection with the Special Servicing of a CMBS Loan secured over a mixed use property in Berlin in the amount of more than €140 million. 
  • Advising the Mezzanine Lenders for the financing of the acquisition of a portfolio of commercial retail markets in Germany. 
  • Advising an international investment bank in respect of the sale of a more than €82 million German real estate secured loan. 
  • Advising a property fund in respect of the work-out of a distressed financing and the subsequent sale of a mixed use property in Berlin. 
  • Advising a Rating Agency in respect of the rating of a €500 million Structured Covered Bond using the technique of the refinancing register (Refinanzierungsregister). 
  • Advising the Arrangers in respect of the US$1 billion public sector Pfandbrief issuance pursuant to Rule 144A of the US Securities Act by a German Landesbank. 
  • Advising the Arranger in respect of a €45 million Trade Receivables Financing for a German originator. 
  • Advising the Arranger in respect of a €50 million securitisation of German trade receivables. 
  • Advising an originating finance institution in respect of the German aspects of the feasibility and structuring of a Pan-European lease receivables securitisation. 
  • Advising a German arranger in respect of the restructuring and wind-down of a €120 million pan-European and Asian trade receivables securitisation for a German originator group. 
  • Advising a fund in its capacity as Lender under a US$25 million partially credit linked loan facility for the financing of borrowers established in southern African countries. 
  • Advising a private investment group in the acquisition and restructuring of a listed German company's secured €20 million indebtedness and the replacement of the security trustee and the facility agent.


  • Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt, Second State Examination, 1996
  • University of Exeter, LL.M., 1992
  • Philips Universit├Ąt Marburg, First State Examination, 1991


  • Germany, 1996

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member, “Deutscher Anwaltsverein” (DAV)
  • Member, TMA Germany 
  • Active in various industry related associations


  • English
  • German
  • Recommended in Chambers Global 2016 Edition for Capital Markets in Germany
  • Recommended in Chambers Europe 2015 Edition
  • Highly recommended for Structured Finance work in the JUVE Handbook of German Corporate and Commercial Law Firms
  • Recognized in Chambers Global 2015 as a leading international expert on Capital Markets, Germany 

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