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Anne Thümmel

Senior Associate
+49.(0)69.945.196.276
Fax +49.(0)69.945.196.499
Anne Thümmel is a senior associate in the firm's Frankfurt office and a member of the banking and finance practice group with a strong focus on the leasing, railway and aviation sectors.
She has comprehensive experience in various kinds of complex domestic and cross-border finance transactions, infrastructure projects, leasing and transport finance.

She advises national and international banks, financial institutions, investors, borrowers and operators, as well as lessors and lessees in the infrastructure, aviation, rail and public transport industries. A particular focus of her work is advising on the financing and acquisition of aircraft, railways and rolling stock as well as the negotiation of credit, collateral, leasing and management agreements and the management of international cross-border transactions.

Professional Background

Ms. Thümmel joined K&L Gates in September 2013. Following her studies and while completing her legal clerkship she worked at a rail vehicle manufacturer.

Ms. Thümmel has been strategically involved in advising the following clients:
  • Advising a railway company on a lease financing of 56 regional trains for operation on the local rail passenger transport network “Augsburger Netze Los 1” using the capital service guarantee model.
  • A regional state bank on the financing of 27 innovative fuel cell trains for the lines in the Taunusnetz.
  • A publicly listed, internationally leading wagon hire and rail logistics company on the financing of more than 5,000 freight cars within the United States.
  • A financial institution on the financing of 27 Alstom rail vehicles for operation by DB Regio AG on the local rail passenger transport network “S-Bahn Nürnberg.”
  • A regional state bank on the financing of 26 rail vehicles produced by the Polish manufacturer PESA for operation by DB Regio AG on the local rail passenger transport network “Dieselnetz Allgäu.”
  • Private equity investor KKR on the foundation of European Locomotive Leasing (ELL) GmbH & Co. KG and on the syndicated loan financing with an international consortium of banks for 100 locomotives.
  • A railway company on a lease financing of 28 regional trains for operation on the local rail passenger transport network “Netz Augsburg I” using the capital service guarantee model.
  • A railway undertaking for the Autozug Sylt Shuttle project.
  • A fund house and an infrastructure fund for the purchase and financing of 15 new Bombardier locomotives, 90 previously owned passenger cars, and three ALSTOM multiple units as part of the “Netz-West” tender (Hamburg – Westerland/Sylt line).
  • A credit institution in the United States on the financing of two Cessna Citation 680 Sovereign business jets.
  • A leasing company with the financing of two Airbus A330 aircraft.
  • An investment firm on the financings and refinancing of several office buildings.
  • Advising Tempus Capital on the acquisition and financing of BASLER Fashion Group.