Carolin Glaenzel Partner

Speaks:  English, German

Qualified: 2011 - Rechtsanwältin, Germany

Primary office:  Frankfurt

Carolin Glaenzel

Carolin is a Banking & Finance lawyer in the Corporate, Finance and Tax practice group in our Frankfurt office. She specialises in banking and, in particular, in structured finance transactions.

Her clients include credit institutions, debt funds and insurance companies as lenders as well as private equity investors and corporates as borrowers. She advises clients in the context of the origination, syndication, securitisation and restructuring of national and cross-border real estate, acquisition, corporate and project finance transactions.

Prior to joining us, she worked in the banking teams of major global law firms in Frankfurt and Munich. She was also seconded to the legal department of a leading British bank in London.


Carolin's experience prior to joining Gowling WLG includes:

  • advised the senior investors on the restructuring of a senior and mezzanine secured promissory note loan for the project development of a new city district;
  • advised a UK bank on the restructuring of its German real estate portfolio;
  • advised a bidder on the acquisition of a real estate backed NPL portfolio across Europe;
  • advised German and Austrian banks on the origination, refinancing and restructuring of multiple senior secured financings of office and retail portfolios, shopping centres and development financings;
  • advised UK, German and Swiss debt funds on the origination, refinancing and restructuring of whole loan and mezzanine financings of logistic, office and residential real estate in Germany;
  • advised a German asset manager as borrower on several cross-border financings of real estate across Europe;
  • advised a leading provider of waste management and recycling services in the UK as borrower backed by a private equity investor on the acquisition financing of a leading German global provider of technology-enabled reverse solutions which involved 10 jurisdictions;
  • advised private equity investors on several bridge financings;
  • advised a German start-up company as borrower in a venture debt financing with a Canadian bank;
  • advised an Austrian chemical group as issuer of a promissory note loan.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2024

    • Career
      January 2024
      Gowling WLG (UK), Partner
  • 2021

    • Career
      July 2021
      Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, Special Counsel
  • 2018

    • Career
      November 2018
      Eversheds Sutherland (Germany) Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater Solicitors Partnerschaft mbB, Counsel
  • 2011

    • Career
      August 2011
      Simmons & Simmons LLP, Associate to Counsel
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Qualified, Rechtsanwältin, Germany
    • Education
      Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt, Second State Examination
  • 2008

    • Education
      University of Munich - LMU, First State Examination