Head of Germany
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
Related services and key industries
Dr. Ralf Springer is a banking and finance lawyer based in Munich. Ralf has wide experience in asset finance and leasing, in particular aviation finance and rail finance transactions.
In aviation and rail, Ralf has vast experience with all forms of domestic German leases used in connection with aviation and rail finance as well as cross-border financing techniques such as UK leases, Japanese operating leases and French tax leases. He has also been involved in a number of large restructuring and insolvency matters both domestically and internationally. His clients include major banks and other financial institutions, lessors, operators, airlines and rail companies.
Chambers Global 2013 ranks Ralf in Band 1 for Asset Finance & Leasing: Aviation and also among the key individuals for asset finance global-wide. He is described as “one of Germany’s top aviation and rail finance experts”. The US legal directory Best Lawyers ranks Ralf again among the Best Lawyers in Germany 2013 in three areas (asset finance, banking, finance). According to Legal 500 EMEA 2013 he is “pragmatic and deal-oriented” and “fully aware of clients’ requirements”.
Before joining us as a partner in 2002, he was the General Counsel for one of Europe’s leading asset finance companies for five years.
Ralf received his law degree and doctorate from the University of Tuebingen, Germany. He is a member of the German Bar Association and the German-American Lawyers Association. A German native speaker, he is fluent in English.