Dr. Dietmar W. Helms

Dr. Dietmar W. Helms


Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +49 69 962 36 262

Fax +49 69 962 36 100

LanguagesEnglish, French, German

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

"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."


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.

Awards and recognitions


Acritas Star
Acritas Stars Independently Rated Lawyers


Capital Markets: Structured Finance (Germany)
Chambers Global


Capital Markets: Structured Finance and Securitisation
Legal 500 EMEA


Capital Markets: Structured Finance and Securitisation, Germany, Recommended
Legal 500 EMEA

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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