Dr. Tim Oliver Brandi, LL.M. (Columbia)

Dr. Tim Oliver Brandi, LL.M. (Columbia)


Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +49 69 962 36 0

Fax +49 69 962 36 100

LanguagesEnglish, French, German

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Tim Oliver Brandi has over 20 years of experience in mergers & acquisitions and corporate law. Since the financial crisis, Tim has also advised on banking regulatory law focusing on the restructuring of financial institutions. Due to his extensive knowledge and experience at the intersection of corporate and banking regulatory law, Tim is recognized as being one of the leading corporate lawyers in Germany. 

You can rely on Tim's support in case of complex acquisitions and restructurings in the financial industry (banks, payment services and other financial services) and in other industry sectors (e.g. real estate, industrial, automotive, retail and consumer). Tim advises on public takeovers and private M&A transactions. He is your point of contact for complex issues in corporate law and banking regulatory law. Portfolio transactions count among the core competencies of Tim. During the financial crisis, Tim advised at the forefront of the most significant state interventions in the German banking industry. His experience and knowledge encompasses complex real estate transactions. Leading German and European players in the financial industry place their trust in his well-known industrial enterprises and payment service providers as well as German "Mittelstand" enterprises form part of his clientele. 

Clients acknowledge Tim as being "outstanding – the best cooperation we have ever had", "I have rarely seen such high caliber" and say that he "always thinks one step ahead". He is known for being "very like-able" and someone who "impresses the other side in negotiations". Competitors say that he is a "brilliant lawyer" and "has a very good grip on his team" (all quotes from JUVE handbook).

Tim heads the corporate and mergers & acquisitions team in the Frankfurt office of Hogan Lovells. 

He is co-author of a commentary on the German Takeover Code and a commentary on the German Banking Act.

Awards and recognitions


Highly recommended lawyer for M&A
JUVE handbook


Highly recommended lawyer for Banking Regulatory Law
JUVE handbook


Highly recommended lawyer for Corporate Law
JUVE handbook


Leading corporate rainmaker
JUVE handbook


Leader in Corporate Law/M&A
Who's Who Legal Germany


Included for M&A
Edition Best Lawyers™ in Germany


Recommended lawyer for Corporate Law/M&A high-end capability
Chambers Europe


Recommended lawyer for Corporate Law/M&A high-end capability
Chambers Global


Banking and Finance: Financial Services: Regulatory
Legal 500 EMEA


Corporate and M&A: M&A: Mid-sized deals (sub-€500m)
Legal 500 EMEA

Education and admissions


Dr. iur., University of Freiburg

LL.M., Columbia Law School


German-American Law Association

Representative experience

Advising Deutscher Sparkassenverlag on a joint venture with Ingenico Group S.A. in the payment sector in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Advising Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank, DZ Bank, the German Savings Bank Association and other banks on the sale of Concardis GmbH to Advent International and Bain Capital.

Advising BAWAG P.S.K. on the acquisition of HSH Nordbank AG (together with Cerberus, JC Flowers, Goldentree and Centaurus).

Advising CapitaLand on the acquisition of the Main Airport Center and on the acquisition of the Gallileo office tower building in Frankfurt.

Advising Frankfurter Sparkasse on the sale of the commercial real estate portfolio of Corpus Sireo to Deutsche Bank Asset & Wealth Management and on the sale of Corpus Sireo to Swiss Life.

Advising the German Federal Ministry of Finance on the €18.2bn recapitalisation of Commerzbank AG and the grant of a €15bn guarantee by SoFFin under the German bank stabilisation scheme.

Advising the German Federal Agency for Financial Market Stabilization (FMSA) on the restructuring of Portigon AG (formerly WestLB AG) and on the transfer of risk assets and non-strategic business units of Portigon AG in the total nominal amount of €100bn to Erste Abwicklungsanstalt (EAA).

Advising FMS Wertmanagement (FMS-WM) on the acquisition of a portfolio consisting of risk assets and non-strategic business units of Hypo Real Estate Group in the total nominal amount of €173bn and on the organisational set-up of FMS-WM.

Advising Prudential Assurance Company Limited, M&G Secured Debt Fund Limited, M&G Dynamic European Loan Fund Limited and LHI Leasing GmbH on the sale of four German shopping centers to Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing.

Advising Deutsche Pfandbriefbank, FMS Wertmanagement, LBBW and Münchener Hyp as creditor banks on the sale of the Kingfisher/Numisma portfolio to Blackstone.

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