Henning qualified in Germany in 1996 and has been a member of the German bar association ever since. After practicing four years as Rechtsanwalt in Germany, specializing in litigation, asset finance and general commercial law, he qualified as Solicitor in England and Wales in 2000 and spent several years in private practice in London. During this time, Henning acquired extensive expertise as structured finance, securitization and derivatives specialist, focusing on UK-German cross-border transactions.
Since 2004 Henning has practiced law in-house at several well-known investment banks and has gained hands-on and business relevant advisory and transactional experience in the areas of real estate finance, distressed debt and restructuring whilst deepening his expertise in OTC derivative documentation and all legal and regulatory issues relating to a variety of derivative products (including structured notes) and prime brokerage. He is familiar with the legal aspect of clearing and has worked extensively with recent financial services regulation, including its analysis and implementation.
Henning’s Expertise includes a) analysing and interpreting relevant legislation and regulation, b) advising on a broad range of issues, products, structures or transactions, and c) preparation, negotiation and completion of transaction documentation, relating to the following areas of English and German law:
His considerable experience as team-leader and head of a legal department in an investment bank also enables Henning to advise on issues relating to the establishment, structure and strategic direction of a legal department.
Henning works for the following clients in the UK, Switzerland, Austria and Germany: