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Client Choice – International 2013
Dietmar Helms specialises in structured finance and asset-
backed securitisations. He is a partner in the German banking
and finance practice group at Baker & McKenzie and advises
banks and corporations in all aspects of legal questions relating
to banking, corporations and capital markets.
Mr Helms’ main focus is the securitisation of auto loan and
auto lease portfolios. His clients include Volkswagen, Daimler,
MAN, BMW, Porsche, MunichRe, Commerzbank, DZ Bank,
UniCredit, LBBW and Deutsche Leasing. Highlights of his
recent experience include three new master trust securitisations
for Volkswagen in Germany, the United Kingdom and the
Netherlands. His transactions span from Brazil, Japan and
China to Australia. He has developed structures that look
similar to investors no matter which jurisdiction is applicable.
Legal 500
(2012) describes him as “the expert in auto loan
securitisations in Germany”, and according to
(2012) clients rate him as “a most helpful coordinator:
he always finds solutions to problems using a very pragmatic
and positive approach”.
(2011/2012) recognised his
“constantly first-class work” and stated that clients value the
fact that he is “fast and efficient, combined with good value
for money”.
Mr Helms studied law at the universities of Frankfurt,
Heidelberg and Paris-Sorbonne, and obtained a doctorate
in 1998. He qualified in 1999 and joined Baker & McKenzie,
becoming a partner in 2003. He is a lecturer at the Frankfurt
School of Finance and Management.
Baker & McKenzie
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What clients said
“Dietmar always presents transparent solutions,
reducing the complexity of the usual documents.”
“We have been able to close several successful
transactions for our company where he introduced
us to new and more advanced concepts of the
securitisation business.”
“It was outstanding how he managed his time and
team. This was a key part in ensuring that we closed
all our transactions in time.”
Helms, Dietmar
Baker & McKenzie – Partner |
Winner – Securitisation & Structured Finance, Germany