Sara Gerling

Portrait of Sara
Sara Gerling is a partner with NautaDutilh and a member of the firm's Banking & Finance team. Sara advises primarily institutional clients on all types of international and domestic financing transactions, involving real estate, fund, acquisition and asset finance. She has particular expertise in structured finance and is skilled at assisting clients with the structuring and setting up of regulated and unregulated securitisation vehicles as well as the issuance and listing of securities.
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  • Work highlights
    • Edmond de Rothschild with the listing of a Luxembourg law governed notes issuance program on the professional segment of the EuroMTF market of the Luxembourg stock exchange.
    • Deutsche Pfandbriefbank with a real estate financing granted to companies belonging to Barings group.
    • A leading global investment bank on a leveraged finance transaction as lender to an Italian business.
    • A full service provider for the international securities industry on a large bond deal.
    • A cryptocurrency exchange platform in a survey regarding Luxembourg regulation on customer due diligence for crypto asset businesses.
  • What others say
    • ‘Sara Gerling is great to work with; she is proactive, responsive and knows the market.’ (Legal 500, 2023)
    • 'Leading Woman in Secured Finance' (Secured Finance Network, 2023)
    • 'Highly regarded' lawyer in Luxembourg  (Leaders League, 2022)
    • 'Sara Gerling is excellent with regard to Luxembourg law. Sara speaks fluent German, which is of big support to my German lending clients.' (Legal500 EMEA, 2022)
    • 'Responsive and efficient in handling local matters.' (IFLR1000, 2022)
  • Ancillary functions

    Sara publishes and speaks regularly on selected topics of banking law. She is a member of the Luxembourg Capital Markets Association (LuxCMA), the Luxembourg Banking and Financial Law Association (ALJB), the American Bar Association (ABA), the Secured Finance Network Association (Sfnet) and International Bar Association (IBA).

  • Qualifications

    Admission to the Bar

    Sara is admitted to the Luxembourg Bar and the Cologne Bar.


    Sarah is a native German speaker and is fluent in English and French.


    Sara is a fully qualified German lawyer (first and second German State Exams) and holds a postgraduate degree in business law (DESS droit des affaires) and a Diplôme de Juriste Conseil d'Entreprise (DJCE) from the Université de Poitiers. Prior to joining NautaDutilh, Sara has been working for several years at other renowned law firms in Luxembourg.

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