Germany is one of the largest economies in Europe, and one of the region’s leading exporters of machinery, vehicles, chemicals and household equipment. Interestingly, 70% of its GDP is derived from the services industry. This thriving economy presents opportunities for local and international lenders, sponsors, private equity and debt funds to provide asset-based lending to German businesses.

The European Chapter of the Commercial Finance Association ( is presenting an informative summit, entitled “ABL in Germany,” on March 26, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. This summit will be hosted by Mayer Brown LLP in its Frankfurt office, and will be an opportunity to hear industry thought leaders discuss market developments, key legal issues and growth opportunities at various panels.

Panel Topics:

  • Legal Aspects of Asset-Based Lending in Germany
  • Assed-Based Lending versus Factoring and Trade Receivables Securitisation
  • Market Discussion

Speakers, Panelists, Moderators (in alphabetical order):

  • Steven Chait (Wells Fargo)
  • Simon Fisher (Mayer Brown)
  • Keith Gerding (Siemens)
  • Matthias Gippert (Mayer Brown)
  • Jeremy Harrison (BAML and President CFA Europe)
  • Daniel Hegyi (Commerzbank)
  • Ralf Hesdahl (Mayer Brown)
  • Peter Jaffe (Grovepoint Capital)
  • Alexander Lampe (GE Capital Bank)
  • Bob Rajan (Alvarez & Marsal)
  • Matthew Sparkes (JPMorgan)
  • Graham Wedlake (Mayer Brown)

There will be a question and answer session followed by a meet and greet reception to wrap up the summit.

For registration please visit the CFA website: Register here >>