Baker & McKenzie Strengthens Securitization Practice with New Partner in New York

New York, July 18, 2008 (LAWFUEL) – Baker & McKenzie LLP strengthens its Securitization practice in New York with the addition of Hans D. Montag as Partner. Mr. Montag joins the Firm from the New York office of Clifford Chance where he worked for almost ten years.

“We are pleased to welcome Hans to the Firm. His joining will strategically boost our growing finance practice in New York and globally,” said New York Managing Partner Charles Niemeth.

Richard Rudder, co-chair of the Firm’s Global Securitization practice, added, “Complex securitizations have become increasingly important to the financial markets. Hans’ extensive background in securitization and cross-border project finance will be a great asset to our clients here and abroad.”

Mr. Montag’s practice focuses on representing financial institutions, large corporate issuers, funds and other clients in complex securitization, warehousing and related transactions. This includes commercial and residential mortgage securitizations, asset acquisitions, CLOs, private equity financings, project finance transactions, and other types of financings comprising his broad background. In addition, he has extensive experience in both domestic and cross-border transactions.

Mr. Montag received his law degree from New York University School of Law and both his JSD and LL.B from University of Cologne School of Law in Germany. Mr. Montag is admitted to practice in the State of New York and in Germany.

“The opportunity to work with a growing and dynamic firm such as Baker & McKenzie was extremely appealing,” said Montag. “I look forward to further developing the Firm’s international securitization practice.”

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