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Hannes Jacobi

Dr. Hannes Jacobi

Senior Associate

Hannes Jacobi is part of our Finance, Real Estate and Projects practice group.



Hannes advises on financings, in particular asset financings in the aviation and rolling stock industry and real estate finance. He regularly acts for German and international banks, other financial institutions, lessor or lessee companies on cross-border finance and leasing structures.
As part of his general finance practice he advises on regulatory law and financial product insolvency issues.
  • Banks and lessor companies on the financing of rolling stock for public transport purposes in Germany and of aircraft*
  • a German insurance company on the acquisition of several existing aircraft financings*
  • International banks on repo and securities lending agreements, cross-border collateral structures and netting opinions*
  • International banks on EMIR- or KWG-related questions*
  • a private equity company on the acquisition of the leasing business of a German bank*
*prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills


Hannes graduated from the University of Greifswald where he also obtained his Ph.D. Since 2015, Hannes has been admitted to the German bar. Prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills, he worked for an internationally leading British law firm in its asset finance team. Hannes is fluent in German and English.