Dr Jörg Wulfken is a partner in the Frankfurt office of Mayer Brown’s Finance practice. He serves on the global management committee, as well as on the firm’s Asian board, and he is the managing partner in Germany.
Wulfken has extensive experience in representing arrangers, originators, issuers, lenders, funds, servicers, borrowers and the German government in finance transactions, financial institutions, mergers and acquisitions, securitisation and capital market transactions and bank lendings.
In addition, he particularly focuses on the areas of non-performing loan transactions, advising sellers, investors and financiers. As such, he has been involved in almost all major transactions of this kind including Lone Star’s €3.6bn (£3.1bn) NPL purchase from Hypo Real Estate and Eurohypo’s NPL joint venture with Citigroup.
In addition, he advised Lone Star on the acquisition of IKB Deutsche Industriebank. Recently, he advised the Financial Market Stabilization Fund (Sonderfonds Finanzmarktstabilisierung, SoFFin) on the establishment of the first ‘Bad Bank’ in Germany.
Wulfken also has significant experience with the representation of clients in Austria. He represented the State of Lower Austria on the securitisation of a €2.6bn housing loan portfolio — one of the first securitisation transactions in Austria.
He advised on one of the first sales of a non-performing loan portfolio in Austria and on derivative transactions with Austrian clients in connection with securitisation.
Prior to joining the Frankfurt office of Mayer Brown in 2002, Jörg Wulfken with another prominent law firm in Frankfurt and London. He also worked in banking for several years as a lawyer and a banker with various management responsibilities. He is the author of various articles in financial law and a regular speaker at conferences. He is a native German speaker and is fluent in English and French.