Dr. Dietmar W. Helms

Dr. Dietmar W. Helms

Partner, Frankfurt

Email dietmar.helms@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +49 69 962 36 262

Fax +49 69 962 36 100

LanguagesEnglish, French, German

Practice groupFinance

"Dietmar Helms is regarded as the expert in auto loan securitisations in Germany."

Legal 500

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.

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

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.

Latest thinking and events

Hogan Lovells Publications

Our 2017 capital markets team update Capital Markets Newsletter


Destination China: What drives the automotive industry?

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