Dr Walter Uebelhoer


Walter specialises in syndicated loan transactions in the context of acquisitions and has also advised on several restructurings. 
He has widespread experience with all financing options for strategic and sponsor-backed borrowers, including, High Yield Bonds, Private Debt / Unitranche, Schuldscheine, derivatives and syndicated loans. Most recently, he advised on syndicated loans for, among others, BMW, Deutsche Telekom, Schaeffler and SMA Solar. He also advised on the restructurings of Benteler, Wirecard, ENERCON, Bartec and the Austrian Asamer Group.


Representative matters

Bilfinger SE on the refinancing of its revolving credit facility.

The global wind turbine manufacturer ENERCON on the refinancing of existing financial liabilities (credit facility of EUR1.15bn) as part of a fundamental realignment of the company’s business; Alterric GmbH (a joint venture newly established in that context) on its debut financing in the syndicated loan market.

The family shareholders of BENTELER Group in connection with the refinancing of existing financial indebtedness in the context of the group’s restructuring programme.

Published Work

  • Uebelhoer W. (2014) "Rueckkauf eigener Verbindlichkeiten durch Reverse Dutch Auction als Sanierungsinstrument", article in Restructuring & Finance, Edition 2014
  • Uebelhoer W. (2005) "Bond-, Mezzanine- oder Second-Lien-Finanzierungen als sinnvolle Ergaenzung der Unternehmensfinanzierung?", article in Business & Law, 21/07/2005 
  • Uebelhoer W. (1998) "Products Liability Risks for Aircraft Exports to the United States": Carl Heymanns Verlag

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, High Yield Bonds, Schuldscheine and Unitranche Financing in Corporate Crises, Finance Transformation, 12 March 2024
  • Speaker, Patronatserklärung & Corporate Guarantee, RuST, with Dr Peter Winkler, Eisenberger & Herzog, 13 October 2023
  • Speaker, Structured Finance, with Jan-Knut Brune, Alterric, 25 November 2021
  • Speaker, ReTurn Yearly Event, Asamer Restructuring Case Study, with Mag. Michael Strenitz, Eisenberger & Herzog, 27 March 2019

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Atlantik-Brücke e.V.
  • Lawyer Pilots Bar Association



Admitted as German Rechtsanwalt, 1999

Admitted to the bar, State of New York, USA, 1996


Second German Law Degree, 1999

Dr iur, University of Cologne, Germany, 1997

LL.M., Southern Methodist University, USA, 1995

First German Law Degree, 1994


English, German
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