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Ariane Mehrshahi Marks

Counsel
Luxembourg

Ariane Mehrshahi Marks
Languages
English, French, German
Practice Group
Corporate

As counsel in our Finance Group at Hogan Lovells, Ariane's practice ranges from finance and capital markets transactions of various types to advice on related regulatory matters and on collateral law, restructuring, and insolvency law aspects. She has extensive experience in various types of bank financing and refinancing, including acquisition finance, leveraged finance, real estate finance, asset and trade finance, on the creation of collateral over all types of assets, as well as on capital markets transactions such as equity and debt issuance (including high yield bonds), securitisation transactions with regulated as well as non-regulated securitisation vehicles, listing matters and various regulatory aspects of capital market transactions.

Ariane's multi-national training and education in Germany, France and the UK is a valuable asset for both cross-border transactions and Luxembourg aspects. She has been part of the team that opened the Luxembourg office in 2013. Prior to that she practiced for over five years at the Luxembourg office of a magic circle firm and two years at a highly respected independent Benelux firm. Ariane qualified in 2004 and is admitted to the German Bar and the Luxembourg Bar. Ariane is a German and French native speaker and is fluent in English.

Representative experience

Advising Sixt Leasing AG in relation to Luxembourg law on an ABS programme with a target of €500m, involving a Luxembourg securitisation company as issuer.

Advising Mercedes-Benz bank in relation to Luxembourg law on an ABS transaction amounting to €1bn, involving a Luxembourg securitisation company as issuer.

Advising Raiffeisen-Leasing as sole arranger in relation to Luxembourg law aspects on a securitisation of receivables amounting to €438mio, EIB as main investor.

Advising Volkswagen Financial Services in relation to Luxembourg law on the securitisation of German auto lease receivables and residual values.

Advising HNA in relation to Luxembourg law on their facilities and note issuance, regarding the CHF2.7bn acquisition of Swissport Group, involving a Luxembourg issuer.

Advising BMW Bank in relation to Luxembourg law aspects on the securitisation of German auto lease receivables, involving a Luxembourg securitisation company as issuer.

Advising Volkswagen Financial Services in relation to Luxembourg law on its £1.2bn securitisation of U.K. receivables through Driver U.K. Multi-Compartment S.A.

Advising Volkswagen Financial Services in relation to Luxembourg law on its £4bn securitisation programme of U.K. automotive receivables through Driver U.K. Master S.A.

Advising va-Q-tec AG in relation to Luxembourg law on its € 83m initial public offering at the Frankfurt stock exchange.

Education and admissions

Education

  • LL.M., University of Glasgow, 2006
  • First German State Exam in Law, Saarland
  • Master in Business Law, University Robert Schuman
  • Second German State Exam in Law, North Rhine-Westphalia

Memberships

  • German-French Jurist Association (DFJ).
  • Luxembourg banking association (ABBL)

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Hamm
  • Luxembourg

Court admissions

  • Luxembourg
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