Hendrik has been advising lenders and borrowers on all sorts of corporate finance transactions for nearly 30 years. His current focus is on capital market based financing through the issue of bonds and structured investment products.

As a result of his regular work for issuers and underwrites, he is fully conversant with market practice and the issues that typically concern the parties involved: in this role, he is well-positioned to promote efficient and balanced solutions. In many transactions, the parties rely exclusively on Hendrik as sole adviser and do not retain their own counsel. The Hengeler Mueller DCM team acts as counsel for about 40 debt issuance programmes, including a number of DAX companies, and closes about 150 debt issues per year.

In addition, the DCM team regularly works on the structuring and placement of large hybrid bonds issued by leading German industrial and trading companies to support their corporate rating.

Hendrik's other area of expertise is the regulation of financial markets, including bank supervision. He advises German and international financial institutions, particularly in relation to ownership control, the structuring of regulatory capital instruments, as well as the ongoing supervision by the European Central Bank or the relevant national authority.

Hendrik is a member of the firm's China desk and spends a few weeks in our Shanghai office every year, predominantly advising on finance transactions in connection with the European M&A activities of Chinese clients.


  • Admitted to bar 1985
  • Universities of Mannheim, Heidelberg (Dr. iur.) and Freiburg
  • Université de Lausanne
  • Law firm in Chicago, 1984
  • Law firm in Atlanta, 1987
  • Co-Managing Partner 1998-2004


  • Co-author: Beck‘sches Formularbuch Bürgerliches, Handels- und Wirtschaftsrecht, 12th ed. 2016
  • Co-author: Handbuch Unternehmensfinanzierungen am Kapitalmarkt, 3rd ed. 2013

Above and beyond

Sailing and motorcycling: via finis est.