BARCELONA - Germany has yet to live up to its full issuance potential. But for the first time in the 10 years of Information Management Network's global ABS summit, the German session had less to do with the problems the country's securitization market had to overcome, instead taking a more optimistic tone on issuance going forward.

"Over the years we have discussed problems, reasons why deals can't be done," said Joerg Wulfken, a partner at Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP and session facilitator of the Developments in the German ABS Market panel. "This year it's the other way around - panelists are in a good mood and positive for the future," he said.

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