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Dr. Bettina Steinhauer

Dr. Bettina Steinhauer


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Dr. Bettina Steinhauer
Dr. Bettina Steinhauer

Bettina Steinhauer specialises in acquisition finance and general bank lending, including restructuring.

Bettina advises leading German and international banks, private equity houses and corporates on domestic as well as cross-border financings, including transactions involving mezzanine and/or high yield debt and public to private transactions.

Bettina's other areas of expertise include restructuring, infrastructure finance and property finance.

Bettina Steinhauer berät deutsche und international Großbanken, Private Equity-Investoren sowie Unternehmen bei nationalen und grenzübergreifenden Finanzierungen, einschließlich Mezzanine und High Yield Finanzierungen und Public-to-Private-Transaktionen.

Darüber hinaus verfügt sie über Erfahrung im Bereich der Restrukturierung, der Infrastrukturfinanzierung sowie der Immobilienfinanzierung.

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Career and qualifications

  • University of Oxford (M. Juris) 1995
  • University of Konstanz (Dr. jur.) 1996
  • Joined Clifford Chance 1996
  • Admitted as a Rechtsanwalt in Germany 1997
  • Partner since 2001


  • Oxford (M. Juris) 1995
  • Universitäten von Konstanz (Dr. jur.) 1996
  • Bei Clifford Chance seit 1996
  • Zulassung als Rechtsanwalt in Deutschland 1997
  • Partner seit 2001

Awards and citations

  • "wide experience across the German market and highly regarded for her long-standing expertise on financing matters, advising private equity houses and financial institutions on high-value acquisition financing mandates and syndicated lending"
    Chambers Europe: Germany 2020 - Banking & Finance
  • Recommended for Banking: Dr. Bettina Steinhauer
    Who's Who Legal: Germany 2014
  • "The "extremely diligent" Bettina Steinhauer focuses on general bank lending as well as structured and acquisition finance."
    Chambers Global, 2013
  • Respected practice head Bettina Steinhauer is described as "a very, very important player in the market" by a peer and the practice's "most brilliant lawyer" by a client. She is especially praised for her technical skills with one client remarking: "She is one of the people we use for complex transactions", adding: "Where a transaction has demanded it, she has shown innovation".
    IFLR 1000, 2013
  • "Bettina Steinhauer is noted for her attention to detail and hands-on approach. She has a broad range of expertise, including structured finance, acquisition finance, insolvency law, project and property finance".
    Chambers Europe, 2012


    • "umfangreiche Erfahrung auf dem deutschen Markt und hochgeschätzt für ihre langjährige Expertise in Finanzierungsfragen, indem sie Private-Equity-Häuser und Finanzinstitute bei großvolumigen Übernahmefinanzierungs-Mandaten und Konsortialkrediten berät"
      Chambers Europe: Deutschland 2020 - Banking & Finance
    • Empfohlen für Banking: Dr. Bettina Steinhauer
      Who's Who Legal: Germany 2014
    • Häufig empfohlen: Dr. Bettina Steinhauer („Top-Anwältin“, Wettbewerber),
      JUVE Handbuch 2012/2013
    • Häufig empfohlen: Dr. Bettina Steinhauer („unglaublich gut“, Wettbewerber; „sehr sorgfältig, angenehm in Verhandlungen, gute Transaktionsmanagerin“, Mandant)
      JUVE Handbuch 2011/2012
    • Häufig empfohlen: Dr. Bettina Steinhauer („herausragende Juristin“, Wettbewerber)
      JUVE Handbuch 2010/2011