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Global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has recruited senior finance lawyer Dr Katja Lehr to join its Finance team in Frankfurt as Counsel.

Katja joined the firm from Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and started her legal career as an associate in Banking & Finance with Clifford Chance in 2010. She specialises in domestic and international acquisition and takeover financings, unitranche and mezzanine/second lien financings, general corporate lending as well as Schuldschein issuances and restructurings. Her clients include financial institutions, private debt funds, private equity investors and corporates.

Katja's appointment broadens the German Finance team's offering with her extensive experience in leveraged finance. The group headed by partner Kai Liebrichhas also recently been strengthened by Counsel Stefanie Herkert who joined from the firm's  Real Estate practice to develop the group's real estate financing capabilities.

For further information, please contact Friederike Hartmann.

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