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Katerina Heinrich's practice focuses on asset-backed securitizations, acquisition and corporate financing, and trade receivables financing.

Katerina has worked on transactions involving the establishment of an auto loan securitization program, the financing of a portfolio of boutique hotels in Europe, the acquisition of the world's largest energy-based medical company, and the leveraged buyout of a leading supplier of specialty fertilizer products for professional applications.

Katerina is a Greek lawyer (Dikigoros) admitted at the Athens Bar Association and registered as a European attorney with the Frankfurt Bar Association in Germany.


  • Syensqo Ventures invests in TauJones Day advised Syensqo Ventures in the €11 million Series B financing of Tau ACT GmbH, a manufacturer of sustainable, solvent-free, high-performance magnet wires.
  • Leading specialty and materials company amends and restates its receivables purchase and servicing agreementJones Day acted as transaction counsel in connection with an amendment and restatement of a leading specialty and materials company's receivables purchase and servicing agreement to incorporate, amongst others, an additional originator and to increase the programme amount.
  • Karos takes over goFLUXJones Day advised Karos, French leader in carpooling services, in connection with its acquisition of goFLUX, the German carpooling app with a matching algorithm which determines a suitable meeting point for drivers and passengers.
  • Ferro expands receivables purchase programJones Day advised Ferro Corporation, a leading global supplier of technology-based functional coatings and color solutions, in connection with the expansion of its receivables purchase program with ING Belgium in Europe.
  • UniCredit Bank structures new securitization of receivables originated by Marcegaglia GroupJones Day assisted UniCredit Bank AG, as arranger, in connection with a new securitization of trade receivables originated by Marcegaglia Group (steel sector).
  • Exide Technologies completes $1.1 billion comprehensive new financing and recapitalizationJones Day represented Exide Technologies, a global leader in stored energy solutions for the automotive and industrial markets, in connection with a comprehensive new financing and recapitalization transaction.
  • Volkswagen Bank renews auto-loan securitization programme in compliance with STS requirements under EU Securitization RegulationJones Day represented Volkswagen Bank GmbH, a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, as originator, in connection with an auto loan securitization programme for the issuance by Driver Master S.A. (acting with respect to its Compartment 1) of up to €10 billion asset-backed floating rate Class A Notes and asset-backed floating rate Class B Notes.
  • Crestline Direct Finance provides $125 million senior secured term loan to subscription based online retailerJones Day advised Crestline Direct Finance, as administrative agent, collateral agent, and sole lead arranger, in connection with a $125 million senior secured term loan facility provided to a subscription based online retailer.
  • Volkswagen Bank securitizes Italian auto loans for first timeJones Day advised Volkswagen Bank GmbH in connection with its first Italian securitization relating to auto loans granted by Volkswagen Bank, Italian Branch.
  • Infiana Group amends and extends its senior financingJones Day advised Infiana Group GmbH, a portfolio company of Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG), in connection with the amendment and extension of its senior leveraged buyout financing, to over €100 million.
  • SEB-led syndicate provides €210 million credit facility to VetterJones Day represented SEB AG, as documentation agent, together with BNP Paribas, Commerzbank, DZ Bank, Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW), and Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen (Helaba), in connection with a €210 million (US$228.7 million) revolving credit facility provided to German company Vetter.
  • XiO portfolio company completes $245 million unitranche refinancingJones Day acted as international counsel to Lumenis Inc., the world's largest energy-based medical company for surgical, ophthalmology, and aesthetic applications and a portfolio company of XiO Group, in connection with its $245 million unitranche refinancing provided by Alcentra Limited.
  • OHB SE amends and extends €225 million operating loanJones Day advised OHB SE, a European space and technology company, and its subsidiaries in connection with the extension of the syndicated operating facility credit facility, which has been in place since December 2013.
  • Goldman Sachs and Highgate Hotels acquires K+K Hotels GroupJones Day advised a consortium led by Goldman Sachs and Highgate Hotels, a leading hospitality investment and management company, in its acquisition, acquisition financing, and debt restructuring of the K+K Hotels group, which owns a portfolio of ten boutique hotels located in London, Paris, Barcelona, Munich, Vienna, Prague, Budapest, and Bucharest.
  • XIO acquires Lumenis for approximately $510 million, $14 per share, in cashJones Day advised XIO Group in its acquisition of Lumenis Ltd., the world's largest energy-based medical company for surgical, ophthalmology, and aesthetic applications, for $14 per share in cash, for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $510 million.
  • Volkswagen Financial Services establishes auto loan securitization program Driver MasterJones Day advised Volkswagen Financial Services in connection with the establishment of the auto loan securitization program Driver Master S.A.
  • XIO Group acquires COMPO EXPERT business from Triton PartnersJones Day advised XIO Group on the fund's inaugural investment in the secondary leveraged buyout from Triton Partners of the COMPO EXPERT business, a leading supplier of specialty fertilizer products for professional applications.