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Claudia Leyendecker


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  • New York University (LL.M. in Comparative Jurisprudence); University of Cologne (First State Examination)

Bar Admissions

  • Germany

Claudia Leyendecker's practice is focused on banking and insurance law matters, financing, and the mergers and acquisitions of banks and insurance companies. She has handled numerous high-dollar matters that include advising the German Federal Agency for Financial Market Stabilization (FMSA) in connection with its €2.5 billion (US$3.2 billion) capital increase of Commerzbank and coordinating the notification procedure in approximately 60 jurisdictions. Claudia also advises investment companies on the management of investment funds in accordance with the supervisory regulation requirements for pension funds and insurers.

Other notable matters on which Claudia has been recently involved include advising: a major French bank in connection with the structuring of an innovative solution to decrease regulatory capital of a financial institution focused on housing loans, which included regulatory advice and the preparation of approval by the regulator; a German public bank in its participation and shareholding in a European financial institution and the rights and (ongoing) obligations related to such investment; and a German Landesbank in connection with a large outsourcing project.

Claudia is a highly rated finance lawyer in numerous legal publications, including The Legal 500 and JUVE, and she has written several articles on business law in Germany.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Claudia was head of the banking, finance, and capital markets practice at an international law firm. She started her career with the legal team of one of the Big Four accounting firms.

Claudia Leyendecker