"Notable Practitioner"
IFLR1000’s “Financial and Corporate 2019”


Kirsten Schürmann is a counsel in the Frankfurt office of Mayer Brown’s Banking & Finance practice. She advises on banking and finance, securitization and capital markets issues. She advises clients on national and international matters across a broad spectrum of asset based lending transactions, securitization (with a focus on German auto loan, consumer loan and trade receivables) transactions and supply chain finance.

Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 2005 Kirsten was working with Dresdner Bank AG/Institutional Restructuring Unit (IRU) (2003–2005). Kirsten was seconded to the legal department of UBS Deutschland AG in 2007 and to the legal department of Deutsche Bank AG in 2017/2018.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • German


  • Frequently representing originators, arranger, underwriter and trustees in connection with the securitization of German consumer and auto loans as well as trade receivables.
  • Acting as transaction counsel for the securitization of Santander Consumer Bank AG’s consumer loans (SC Germany Consumer 11-1 and 2013-1).
  • Acting as transaction counsel for the development of Volkswagen Leasing GmbH’s German Master Trust Program VCL Master S.A. for the securitization of lease receivables and residual values.
  • Acting as transaction counsel for Standard Chartered Bank, London as Arranger on the first German/Belgian consumer loan securitization of Credit Europe Bank N.V. (CEB Consumer Finance S.A., SIC Institutionnelle de droit belge).
  • Frequently advising lenders on the financing of multi-jurisdiction asset-based lending transactions.


Second State Law Examination (bar exam)

Wiesbaden, 2002

Legal Clerkship (Referendariat)
Hanau, Frankfurt am Main, 2000-2002

First State Law Examination
Frankfurt am Main, 1999

University of Frankfurt am Main


  • Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • "Notable Practitioner" in the area of Structured Finance – IFLR 1000 2020
  • "Notable Practitioner" in the area of Capital Markets  IFLR 1000 2020
  • "Notable practitioner" for Capital Markets - Structured finance and securitisation  IFLR 1000 2019