Tom Hartung

Dr. Tom Hartung
Senior Associate



T: +49 69 297 291 0
D: +49 69 297 291 290
M: +49 151 440 48 619

Summary Open

Tom is a Senior Associate in the Banking & Finance group in the Frankfurt office of Watson Farley & Williams.

He specialises in advising lenders in asset financings and also advises on restructurings. Current transactions include restructurings of existing credit commitments, with a particular focus on insolvency and corporate law advice.

Tom’s clients include banks, ship owners and private equity investors.

Experience Open

    Tom’s experience includes advising:
    • Leading independent private equity firm Finatem on its acquisition of Gothaer Fahrzeugtechnick GmbH, a manufacturer of highly specialised products for the crane and construction industry.
    • Tank & Rast Group on its acquisition of “fromAtoB”, an online journey planner that accesses multiple modes of transport via one online booking platform.
    • German banks in connection with an €326mstate-backed guarantee and loan facility agreement.
    • Citibank N.A., Deutsche Bank AG, HSBC Bank Plc, KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH and UniCredit Bank AG in connection with a US$925m K-SURE supported senior secured debt financing for Hapag-Lloyd AG, lenders’ legal counsel.
    • A German ship owner in connection with the financing of two cruise vessels in the amount of up to €369m.
    • An international consortium of banks on the refinancing of an existing fleet loan facility in the amount of US$460m.
    • A private equity fund in connection with the purchase of eight 1,700 TEU container vessels.
    • An international consortium of banks on the refinancing of an existing fleet loan facility for seven container vessels to the amount of US$396m.
    • A German bank in connection with the financing of two portfolios of freight wagons.
    • A German bank in connection with a US$102m financing for a sale and leaseback of four VLCC tankers.

Education Open

  • 2010: Doctoral thesis
  • 2007: Admitted as a German lawyer (Rechtsanwalt)
  • 2006: Second State Exam
  • 2004: First State Exam

Author/Speaker/Awards Open

  • Financial Assistance – Section 71a German Stock Companies Act in the light of 2006/68/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, 2010

Membership of Professional Societies Open

  • German Bar Association

Employment Record Open

  • 2010 – present: Senior Associate, Watson Farley & Williams LLP
  • 2007 – 2009: Fink Rinckens Heerma – Rechtsanwälte und Steuerberater

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