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Tanyel  Serpemen

Tanyel Serpemen

Senior Associate

T: +44(0)20 7105 0581
F: +44(0)20 7105 0505

T: +49 69 254940
F: +49 69 25494 444

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University College London, LLM, 2006

Second Juridical State Exam Germany, 2005

First Juridical State Exam Germany, 2002

University of Bielefeld

Bar Admission(s)

  • Rechtsanwalt in Germany
  • Solicitor in England & Wales


  • Rechtsanwaltskammer Frankfurt, Germany

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Spanish

Tanyel Serpemen is a dually qualified Senior Associate in the firm’s Bankruptcy & Restructuring Department. He is admitted to practice as a Rechtsanwalt in Germany and as a Solicitor in England & Wales. Tanyel focuses on cross-border investments, often involving financial, corporate or real estate restructuring, the structuring of acquisitions and disposals of loan or real estate portfolios, secured or unsecured bonds and advising investment banks and opportunistic funds in special situations.

Tanyel has worked on several high profile European cross-border restructurings and non-performing and sub-performing loan and real estate portfolio trades including, the representation of a group of bondholders in the restructuring of Ideal Standard International, a group of Mezzanine lenders to Highstreet in the restructuring of €3.4bn of debt owed by the Karstadt retail business and the acquisition of a €1.1bn mortgage loan portfolio by GE Capital from Capmark.

Tanyel has particular experience dealing with German assets held in Germany or offshore special purpose vehicles including real estate and ships or assets financed through CMBS and other complex finance structures. 

Representative Matters

  • Representation of Deutsche Bank in its bid for a portfolio of consumer and mortgage loans originated in Germany.

  • Sale of €100m+ of commercial real estate assets to market buyers out of CMBS structures.

  • Representation of a major international investment bank in the acquisition, on-ward trading and syndication of a distressed German ship loan portfolio.

  • Representation of a minority group of Bondholders in its equitisation of debt issued by Ideal Standard International S.A.

  • Representation of ad hoc group of €400m Convertible Bondholders in the restructuring of German listed real estate investor and developer IVG Immobilien AG (Germany).

  • Representation of the issuer in the £263m structured refinancing and securitisation of “Toys R Us” UK real estate.

  • Representation of a UK based special servicer on the special servicing and work-out of an English law governed CMBS loan portfolio collateralized by 50+ German properties in and outside of insolvency.

  • Representation of Credit Suisse on the restructuring of a convertible bond and debt-for-equity conversion in a listed German real estate investment and asset management company.

  • Representation of JPMorgan in the restructuring and wind-down of its acquisition and securitisation platform for €300m+ German mortgage loans.

  • Representation of a mezzanine lender in the restructuring of a German care home financing and transfer of the Mezzanine Agent role.