Ann-Chantal Gildehaus


Ann-Chantal advises credit institutions, investors and companies with a focus on national and international real estate finance, especially acquisition financing and refinancing, and restructuring.

Her practice area covers traditional financing instruments like mortgage loans on real estate finance with international or local credit institutions, including Pfandbriefbanks. In addition, Ann-Chantal’s expertise includes innovative financing elements, in particular real estate project finance, real estate structured finance and MBS (Mortgage-Backed Securities) originations and securitisations. Another part of her practice area are restructurings and work-outs of distressed real estate financings.

She has experience in advising on project financings in the energy and infrastructure sector.


Published Work

“Financial Crisis and General Contract Law”, p. 117-131, in EU Law Financial Crisis, Jessica Schmidt, Carlos Esplugues and Rafael Arenas, intersentia, Cambridge 2016



Admitted as German Rechtsanwältin, 2017

Associate, Allen & Overy LLP, Frankfurt, since 2019


Second German Law Degree, 2017

First German Law Degree with additional economics training, Germany, 2013

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