Claudius Straub’s practice focuses on corporate, securities, and banking matters, in particular, capital markets transactions and regulation of financial institutions.

Claudius joined the firm in 2018. From 2015 to 2017, he worked as a judge at the Regional Courts in Koblenz and Mainz, as well as the Local Court in Bingen, and from 2017 to 2018, he worked as seconded judge at the Department of Justice of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate.

In 2010, he was a legal intern and in 2012, he was a stagiaire (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at the firm’s Frankfurt office.

Notable Experiences

  • OVH Groupe in the origination of a €500 million term loan facility and a €420 million revolving credit facility.

  • Goodyear on various bank lending, structured finance, and factoring transactions.

  • Latour Capital in the financing of its acquisition of Solvay‘s barium and strontium, and sodium percarbonate businesses.

  • Biscuit International Group in the financing of its acquisition of the Aviateur group.

  • Belron S.A. in a $455 million incremental amendment to the senior secured term loan B and multiple credit commitment and term loan increases.

  • Oaktree Capital Management and Northwestern Mutual as second-lien lenders in the restructuring of credit facilities advanced to sausage-skin manufacturer Kalle GmbH.

  • Sodiaal International in ESG Schuldschein loan agreements and the renegotiation of financing agreements.

  • Mapletree in the preparation of a due diligence report for a previously acquired German situs property and providing reliance to future co-investors and financing banks.

  • Several non-EU AIFMs in the filing of (pre-)marketing notifications in Germany for non-EU AIFs.

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Consequences of the Disease – Start Worrying Again About German Insolvency Filing Requirements,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memorandum, October 6, 2020, (with Michael Kern, David J. Billington, Polina Lyadnova and Jim Ho)

CRR Quick Fix to Facilitate Lending in Response to COVID-19 Adopted,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memorandum, July 2, 2020, (with Amélie Champsaur, Michael Kern, Laura Prosperetti, Aurèle Delors, Caroline Hailey, Christophe Wauters, Ferdisha Snagg, Clara Cibrario Assereto and Giulia Rimoldi)

Summary of EU and UK Monetary Stimulus, Liquidity Support and Prudential Measures in Response to COVID-19,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, June 15, 2020 (with Amélie Champsaur, Aurèle Delors, Elodie Gianferrara, Christophe Wauters, Alexia Duquesne, Michael Kern, Christoph Trier, Laura Prosperetti, Clara Cibrario Assereto, Flavio Ciotti, Ferdisha Snagg and Anne Lim) 

The EU Prospectus Regulation and German “Implementing” Legislation – More Flexibility for Issuers, Tougher Sanctions and a More Powerful Regulator,” March 8, 2019 (with Manuel Metzner and Valentin Pfisterer)

Authorizations for Capital Raisings and Convertible Bond Issues, November 27, 2018 (with Gabriele Apfelbacher and Manuel Metzner)