Dr. Alexander M.H. Längsfeld is a finance partner in the Munich office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP.
He advises German and international clients in national and cross-border acquisition finance transactions and other general finance and restructuring matters. Alexander has a varied experience in banking, securitization and structured finance, as well as in capital markets law. He is listed among the “Best Lawyers” for banking and finance law in Germany by Handelsblatt Best Lawyers 2022.
Alexander has been seconded to our London debt finance team in 2017/2018.
“Interpretation of the term "Financial Institution" in the transfer provisions of credit agreements”, in: Wertpapier-Mitteilungen (WM) 22/2019, p. 999 (together with Sacha Lürken)
Article on management’s liability in connection with upstream security by German limited liability companies and comment on decision by the Federal Supreme Court dated 21 March 2017, docket no. II ZR 93/16, in: Decisions on Banking and Business Law (WuB), 8/2017, p. 454–457
Article on management’s liability in connection with upstream security by German stock corporations and comment on decision by the Federal Supreme Court dated 10 January 2017, docket no. II ZR 94/15, in: Decisions on Banking and Business Law (WuB), 6/2017, p. 325–328
Article on shareholder’s liability in connection with upstream security and comment on decision by the High Regional Court of Cologne dated 18 October 2016, docket no. I-18 U 93/15, in: Decisions on Business Law (EWiR), 12/2017, p. 365–366
Article on authority of management of a German limited company (GmbH) and comment on decision by the High Regional Court of Düsseldorf dated 23 September 2016, docket no. I-3-Wx 130/15, 3 Wx 130/15, in: Decisions on Business Law (EWiR), 4/2017, p. 107–108
Article on bridge facilities under German insolvency law and comment on decision by the High Regional Court of Berlin dated 15 December 2015, docket no. 14 U 79 /14, in: Decisions on Business Law (EWiR) 19/2016, p. 607-608
"The prohibition of asset stripping (§ 292 KAGB)", on the alternative investment fund managers (AIFM) directive / its German transformation act and its implication for target security in private equity driven acquisition finance”, in: New Journal for Corporate Law (NZG) 28/2016, p. 1096–1101
"Lenders’ liability issues in connection with bridge facilities – comment on judgment by Superior Court of Justice of Berlin dated 4 November 2015 (case no. 24 U 112/14)", in: Journal for Business and Banking Law (WM) 27/2016, p. 1269–1275 (together with Bernd Meyer-Löwy and Wolfgang Nardi)
Obligations and liability of (outside) counsel in ADR proceedings, 336 pages, published by Duncker & Humblot, 2015
"The new debt-equity-swap regime in sec. 225a (4) of the German Bankruptcy Code – statutory limitations of contractual change of control provisions?", in: New Journal for Insolvency and Restructuring (NZI) 8/2014, p. 734–739
Text book civil procedural law / litigation, 370 pages (together with chief judge at the district court Walter Boeckh, judge at the higher regional court Ursula Raab and district attorney Andreas Gietl), published by Nomos, 2013
"The legal positions of managing directors and shareholders of German GmbHs in debtor-in-possession-proceedings", in: New Journal for Insolvency and Restructuring (NZI) 7/2013, p. 271–278 (together with Martin G. Ströhmann)
Admissions & Qualifications
- 2012, Germany
- 2010, Business Mediator
- University of RegensburgDr. jur.2014
- High Regional Court of NurembergSecond State Examination2011
- University of RegensburgFirst State Examination2009
- University of RegensburgLaw Degree2009