Commercial Mortgage Loans and CMBS: Developments in the European Market

Co-authored and Edited by Andrew V. Petersen, LAI Member(London Chapter)

K&L Gates launches 3rd edition update of “Commercial Mortgage Loans and CMBS: Developments in the European Market”

K&L Gates launches the newest edition of “Commercial Mortgage Loans and CMBS: Developments in the European Market”.  The book, now in its third edition, is co-authored and edited by Andrew V. Petersen, a structured finance partner and practice area leader of the global finance group at K&L Gates in association with CREFC Europe. Written by experts in the field of CRE finance, including structured finance lawyers, bankers, restructuring experts, and industry specialists; the book is the only title of its kind to bring together business leaders and their advisors to give an overview of the current commercial mortgage loans and CMBS markets in the UK and Europe.

The previous edition of the book took stock of the CRE market still struggling to recover from the global financial crisis. Now, following a period of strong and broad recovery across all-sub sectors and most geographical markets, the book’s third edition focuses on a new period of uncertainty heralded by the build-up to, and aftermath of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union in June 2016.

Building on content from the 2nd edition of the book, the new edition includes a detailed discussion of the practical implications of “skin-in-the-game” risk retention regulations; an examination of the role of CMBS in the commercial real estate market and the wider debt capital markets, new chapters on the European lending markets comprising France, Germany, Italy and Spain, and an examination of the current legal and regulatory environment.

Tapping into first-hand experience from the market’s leading practitioners, this book serves as a manual for all participants in the UK and European CMBS markets and the wider CRE finance industry and their respective legal advisers. 

If you would like additional information on “Commercial Mortgage Loans and CMBS: Developments in the European Market” or simply to discuss the legal issues raised in the book, please contact Andrew Petersen at +44.(0).20.7360.8291 or email him on

The book is also available for purchase direct from Sweet & Maxwell.




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