Christian Hermanussen, LL.M. (Cape Town)

Christian Hermanussen, LL.M. (Cape Town)

Senior Associate

Email christian.hermanussen@​

Phone +49 40 419 93 237

Fax +49 40 419 93 200

LanguagesEnglish, German

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Christian Hermanussen advises lenders and borrowers on complex domestic and cross-border finance transactions.

In particular he is advising banks, sponsors, leasing companies and other investors in connection with general corporate finance, real estate finance, project finance (in particular in respect of infrastructure and energy) as well as asset finance (in particular ship finance).

Christian studied law at the University of Leipzig and he subsequently obtained an LL.M. at the University of Cape Town. He completed his legal traineeship at the High Court of Hamburg. Prior to joining us, Christian worked for a UK-based firm and a leading German law firm as an attorney focusing on asset finance, project- and corporate finance as well as restructuring.

Education and admissions


Second State Exam in Law, Higher Regional Court of Hamburg, 2014

LL.M., University of Cape Town, 2011

First State Exam in Law, Leipzig University, 2010

Representative experience

Advising Encavis AG in connection with the financing of a 300 MW solarpark in Spain.

Advising the project company and sponsors in the revised financing of the offshore wind park Merkur.

Advising KKR on the acquision of a EUR 1.5 bn portfolio of shipping loans from Nord/LB.

Advising Commerzbank in connection with a corporate loan to a Flensburg based shipping company.

Advising a group of banks on the financing of a gas power plant.

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