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Ariane Mehrshahi Marks

Partner Corporate & Finance


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Mehrshahi Ariane

Ariane Mehrshahi Marks
Mehrshahi Ariane
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"proactive, client-oriented and pragmatic"

Legal500 2019

With over 17 years of experience in the Luxembourg finance sector, Ariane heads our capital markets and finance practice, covering both capital markets as well as banking matters. 

Her practice covers various types of loan financing, refinancing and restructuring, including fund finance, acquisition finance, leveraged finance, real estate finance, asset and trade finance, on the creation of collateral over all types of assets, as well as in capital markets matters 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.

Quotation mark

"proactive, client-oriented and pragmatic"

Legal500 2019

Representative experience

One of Brookfield Infrastructure's key assets, PD Ports Group, on its GBP 470 mio syndicated refinancing, and on its group reorganisation.

Swissport on its offering of €410m 5.25% senior secured notes due 2024, €250m 9% senior notes due 2025 and the early redemption of its outstanding notes.

European Investment Bank on a EUR 30 million bilateral loan facility, governed by Luxembourg law, to Medneo, a German innovative medical radiology images provider.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

Elite Partners Capital, a Singapore-based real estate fund, on the sale of a pan-European portfolio of logistics assets to Blackstone.  

pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank on its collaboration with Goldman Sachs Asset Management on the financing of the acquisition of "Schlosshof Wandsbek", an 15,600 m² Hamburg office campus.

Advanzia Bank S.A. on the securitisation of a German credit card portfolio.

AccorInvest on its financial restructuring.

Intermediate Capital Group plc on the cross-border financing of an office complex in Berlin-Moabit

Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG on the financing of a building complex in Berlin.

Santander Consumer Bank AG on its EUR 5,000,000,000 Programme for the Issuance of Asset Backed Notes.

Norddeutsche Landesbank - Girozentrale -, ABN AMRO Bank, Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft, and CACIB as lead managers on the placement of the world's first Green Covered Bond under a legal framework


  • LLM in Commercial Law, University of Glasgow, 2006
  • Master in Business Law, University Robert Schuman
  • Second State Exam in Law, North Rhine-Westphalia
  • First State Exam in Law, Saarland
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Hamm
  • Luxembourg
Court admissions
  • Luxembourg
  • German-French Jurist Association (DFJ).
  • LuxCMA (Luxembourg Capital Market Association) - Securitisation Working Group and Best Practice Working Group I Management & Corporate Governance sub-group,



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Banking, Finance and Capital Markets, Luxembourg, Recommended

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