Effective March 1, 2020, Sandra Pfister (48) will join Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek’s Hamburg office as Equity Partner. The financing specialist joins the firm from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, where she had been a Partner since 2016. Prior to that, she practiced at Kaye Scholer (now Arnold & Porter), Simmons & Simmons, and Shearman & Sterling.
Sandra Pfister has extensive experience in advising banks, institutional investors, and corporations on innovative and tailor-made German and cross-border syndicated and bilateral corporate and structured finance transactions. This includes acquisition financing with a focus on PE transactions in the SME sector, project financing in the infrastructure and renewable energy sectors, corporate lending, and real estate financing. Her work also focuses on export credit and general trade financing as well as the restructuring of existing loan financing. In addition to her extensive experience in banking and finance law, she has expertise in international debt and equity capital markets transactions.
Pfister’s experience in Project Finance and Development is regularly positively highlighted in the ranking of Best Lawyers in Germany; she is also rated a “notable practitioner” in Banking in the IFLR1000 guide.
“In Sandra Pfister, we are gaining a proven expert in the field of Banking and Finance in Hamburg, who will excellently complement the Hamburg office and the law firm in this area and will assist us in moving ahead,” said Dr. Johan Schneider, Managing Partner at the Hamburg office. “Our full-service approach certainly offers Pfister numerous starting points to further develop her and our client relationships in connection with transaction-related practices such as Private Equity, Investment Funds, Reorganization, Corporate and Real Estate, to name but a few.”
With Pfister joining the firm, there are now 29 equity partners practicing out of the Hamburg office. Dr. Kai Erhardt is already practicing in Banking & Finance as a Salaried Partner at the Hamburg office.