Joerg Hanke
Dr. Joerg Hanke focuses on domestic and cross-border bank finance matters, in particular multilayered bank/bond leveraged acquisition finance, real estate finance and general corporate lending, including corporate refinancings and restructurings.

Bio

Prior to joining Skadden in July 2012, Dr. Hanke worked in the banking department of another major international law firm and was based in its Frankfurt office. During his time at his previous law firm, Dr. Hanke was seconded to Credit Suisse, London and to KfW. Prior to his legal education, Dr. Hanke trained as a bank clerk (Bankkaufmann) and worked at Norddeutsche Landesbank.

Significant transactions since joining Skadden include advising:

  • J.P. Morgan in the financing of Deutsche Annington Immobilien SE’s (Germany) €3.9 billion public takeover bid for all of the outstanding shares in GAGFAH S.A. (Germany). The financing comprises, among other things, a syndicated bridge facilities agreement which will be available to fund the cash consideration of the shares in GAGFAH and to refinance certain existing financial indebtedness of GAGFAH;
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company in its US$3.1 billion acquisition of WILD Flavors GmbH (Switzerland);
  • LM Group Holding A/S (a portfolio company of United Kingdom-based Doughty Hanson & Co), a manufacturer of wind turbine blades based in Denmark, in connection with the refinancing of its existing indebtedness, which included: the issuance of €130 million fixed rate senior secured high-yield bonds in conjunction with the establishment of a super senior revolving credit facility of up to €35 million;
  • Outokumpu, the leading Finland-based stainless steel manufacturer, in connection with a €900 million revolving credit facility and a €500 million liquidity facility;
  • SGL Carbon SE, a carbon and graphite products manufacturer, in a new €200 million credit facility and in its €250 million issuance and placement of senior secured notes due 2021 to refinance its existing floating rate notes;
  • Agravis Raffeisen AG (Germany), an agricultural trading and services company, on the issuance of promissory notes;
  • Sartorius Stedim Biotech, part of the Sartorius AG group, a leading provider of cutting-edge equipment and services for the development, quality assurance and production processes of the biopharmaceutical industry, in connection with a €250 million syndicated credit facility agreement;
  • Exide Technologies, a manufacturer of lead-acid batteries, in its voluntary Chapter 11 case filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. In connection with the filing, Exide entered into a US$500 million cross-border debtor-in-possession financing supported by guarantees and collateral security from non-U.S. subsidiaries in more than 10 countries;
  • Credit Suisse, Barclays Capital and RBC Capital Markets in connection with a new €75 million senior secured revolving credit facility for KM Germany Holdings GmbH and KM US Holdings II, Inc.;
  • HellermannTyton Alpha S.a.r.l. (a portfolio company of United Kingdom-based Doughty Hanson & Co.), a provider of networking, cable and wire management systems based in Luxembourg, in connection with the refinancing of its existing indebtedness, which included: the issuance of €220 million of floating rate senior secured high-yield bonds in conjunction with the establishment of a super senior revolving credit facility of up to €80 million;
  • Hillenbrand, Inc., a holding company for a funeral products manufacturer and an industrial equipment supplier, in its US$530 million acquisition of Coperion Capital GmbH, a manufacturer of industrial machinery and plants, from Deutsche Beteiligungs AG, a private equity firm and related financing; and
  • Vue Entertainment Ltd. (United Kingdom), a portfolio company of United Kingdom-based Doughty Hanson & Co., in its acquisition of CinemaxX AG.

Transactions handled by Dr. Hanke prior to joining Skadden include advising:

  • funds and private equity investors on the financing of their acquisitions of certain real estate (including shopping centers) in Germany;
  • financial institutions in connection with enforcement of collateral, insolvency proceedings and/or restructurings;
  • a German municipality in connection with a public/private partnership project; and
  • a German construction company in connection with a public/private partnership project in Belgium.

Credentials

Education

  • Dr. jur., Georg August University, Goettingen, 2007
  • Magister Legum Europae, University, Goettingen, 2003
  • Second State Exam, State of Hesse, 2007
  • First State Exam, Georg August University, Goettingen, 2003

Admissions

  • Frankfurt am Main

Joerg Hanke