Daniel has built a broad practice covering financing, banking and capital markets, restructuring and insolvency, as well as internal investigations and compliance. In financing, banking and capital markets, Daniel advises banks as well as borrowers on a wide spectrum of financial products. These include syndicated loans, Schuldscheine, bilateral financings, US private placements (USPP), unitranches, bonds and acquisition financings. Recent financings include a syndicated loan for the technology group TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG as well as the syndicated financing of Carl Zeiss AG. He also advised Tele Columbus AG in relation to the financing of the acquisition of PrimaCom Holding GmbH and pepcom GmbH, as well as Bain Capital in relation to the acquisition financing of FTE Automotive Group.
In restructuring and insolvency, Daniel advises on the restructuring of loans, bonds and other financial instruments in domestic and international transactions. He also advises creditors in insolvency proceedings and deals with insolvency-related litigation matters. Recently, he advised Lixil Corp., Tokyo in a complex cross-border insolvency matter regarding the Frankfurt Stock Exchange listed Joyou AG and subsidiaries in Hong Kong and China. He also advised Royal Imtech N.V. in relation to the restructuring of its financial obligations and a capital increase. ThyssenKrupp AG was advised by Daniel in relation to the restructuring of loan claims and an equity stake regarding Outokumpu Oyj in conjunction with an asset swap in the context of the complex financial restructuring of the Outokumpu group. Another recent matter was the defence of former management against claims brought by the insolvency administrator of a real estate fund.
His recent work in internal investigations and compliance includes an internal investigation of LIXIL Corp. regarding allegations of accounting fraud in its former indirect subsidiary Joyou as well as compliance investigations for Royal Imtech N.V.. He also advised Robert Bosch GmbH on an internal investigation as well as on administrative and court proceedings in Germany and abroad relating to alleged manipulations of control units for diesel vehicles.
- Admitted to bar 2000
- University of Tübingen (Dr. iur.)
- University of Chicago Law School (LL.M.)