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Dr. Dietmar W. Helms


Dr. Dietmar W. Helms
English, French, German
Practice Group

Regarded by Legal 500 "as the expert in auto loan securitisations in Germany", Dietmar has strong cross-border knowledge throughout Europe and also in China. Before most lawyers discovered the potential of the upcoming fintech industry, Dietmar advised on several benchmark transactions and helped clients to raise debt capital through bespoke structured finance transactions.

His experience is recognised through leading lawyer rankings by IFLR, Chambers, JUVE, Legal500 and Best Lawyers and the Client Choice Award Securitisation/Structured Finance Germany by International Law Office 2013. Dietmar is a core team member of Hogan Lovells' Automotive Industry Sector group.

"He has huge knowledge of ABS transactions in Germany and we feel very comfortable using him because he has the right track record in these deals."


Representative experience

Advising Mercedes-Benz bank on an ABS transaction amounting to €1bn.

Advising Volkswagen Bank, MAN, Porsche, MunichRe, Commerzbank, DZ Bank, UniCredit, Landesbank Baden-Württemberg and Deutsche Leasing.

Advising on several securitisations of consumer loans and SME loans for Fintech Marketplace lenders including FundingCircle, Auxmoney, Kreditech, Lendico.

Education and admissions


  • Second State Exam in Law, Heidelberg University, 1999
  • Dr. iur., Heidelberg University, 1998
  • First State Exam in Law, Heidelberg University, 1996
  • Magister Artium, Goethe University Frankfurt, 1992
  • University of Paris I

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