Agnes Merz | Luxembourg | Hogan Lovells

Agnes Merz

Senior Associate Corporate & Finance

Languages

French, German, English

Merz Agnes

Agnes Merz
Merz Agnes
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"Excellent market and legal knowledge"

Legal500, 2022

Agnes Merz focuses her practice on bank financings and refinancings, including acquisition finance, leveraged finance and real estate finance as well as capital markets transactions, including securities issues and securitisation transactions. She’s known for being part of an “experienced and knowledgeable team”, who is “proactive, and pragmatic”, and having a “very well coordinated approach, a very commercial and client focused way of execution”.

Before joining Hogan Lovells, Agnes worked for law firms and CPA offices, in France and Germany. 

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"Experienced and knowledgeable team"

Legal500, 2020

Representative experience

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

HECF on the refinancing of a portfolio of properties situated in Berlin, Dusseldorf, London, and Edinburgh, with multiple Luxembourg companies in the holding structure.

UK real estate investor, on several European real estate acquisition financing or re-financing.

European Investment Bank on a loan facility granted to a Swedish listed company in the energy sector.

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

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.

Banca Ifis and Intesa Sanpaolo as arrangers in relation to a securitisation of receivables arising from loans granted by a fund managed by Azimut Investments to Italian SMEs.

Natixis and illimity Bank, as arrangers, in relation to a securitisation of receivables arising from loans granted by a Luxembourgish fund managed by Azimut Investments to Italian SMEs.

PEAC Solutions on its first green securitisation transaction supporting mobility in Germany.

DEMIRE Deutsche Mittelstand Real Estate AG on the repurchase of €50m in principal amount of its 1.875% Senior Notes due October 2024. The Senior Notes are traded on the Euro MTF market in Luxembourg.

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

Navis Capital Partners on the sale of B Medical Systems S.à r.l. to Azenta, Inc.

ABN AMRO Bank N.V. on private placement and admission to Frankfurt Stock Exchange of a SMG Technology Acceleration SE SPAC.

UBS Asset Management and Northern Fiber Holding on €550 million financing for fiber roll-out.

Enpal on Securitization of Solar Loan Receivables of up to €356 million for first German residential solar ABS.

Volkswagen Finans Sverige AB (publ) on the setup of its master platform for securitisation of auto lease receivables.

Credentials

Education
  • Master 2 in International and European business law, University of Lorraine, France, 2017
  • LL.M. in International and European business law, Trinity College Dublin, 2017
  • Magistère in European Business Law, University of Lorraine, France, 2017
  • Master 1 in Corporate Law, University of Lorraine, France, 2016
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Luxembourg