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Financial Crisis and the downturn 2009 (2)

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InnovationAn alternative to the German bank rescue scheme
Originality6
Rationale5
Impact6
Total17
DescriptionA €20bn structure to provide a lower cost and more flexible refinancing option for German bank, Nord LB. The trust structure uses the German refinancing register and, while guaranteed, avoids falling under state aid regulations

Financial Crisis and the downturn 2009

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InnovationLehman Brothers administration
Originality7
Rationale7
Impact6
Total20
DescriptionPlayed an integral role advising Lehman’s administrators, innovating at every point to find solutions to stabilise the business. The client felt that few law firms would have been able to meet the challenge