Markus Schmucker advises on all aspects of banking and finance law, as well as on restructuring and insolvency matters.

He advises banks, other financial institutions and borrowers on all aspects of financing including large cross-border financing transactions and alternative financing structures.

Markus' experience includes financial restructurings and non-performing loan transactions and other distressed debt investments as well as the financing and refinancing of real estate acquisitions. His expertise also includes factoring, receivables finance and asset-based lending structures.

Markus has advised corporate clients in obtaining financing, particularly in structured finance transactions. He has also advised financial institutions with respect to new financial products and new financial distribution channels (FinTech) in Germany and on all aspects of regulatory compliance.

Markus is a regular visiting lecturer at the Berlin School of Economics and Law.

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  • Advising real estate fund on its €130 million refinancing.
  • Advising a UK bank in a disposal of a €2 billion property portfolio.
  • Advising a Germany-based bank in €700 million financing of re-municipalisation of water supplier.
  • Advising lender on its €250 million participation in a €4 billion syndicated loan.
  • Advising investors on acquisitions in Germany.
  • Advising the investor of a real estate portfolio on the refinancing of the acquisition.
  • Advising banks on the restructuring of loans, debt-for-equity swap and other restructurings, as well as on exit strategies and in insolvency scenarios.
  • Advising Germany-based corporations and groups, as well as banks, on multiple national and pan-European trade receivables transactions.
  • Advising financial institutions and banks on receivables finance structures including supply chain finance for their customers. 


  • Kammergericht Berlin, Second State Examination, 2002
  • New York University, LL.M., 2000
  • Universität Bonn, First State Examination, 1997


  • Germany, 2003

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Membership Association des Etudiants en Droit Comparé, Strasbourg, Université de France
  • Membership Association for Interdisciplinary European Legal Science
  • Visiting Lecturer, Berlin School of Economics and Law


  • German
  • English
  • French

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