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Capital Markets

Allen & Overy is at the heart of the world's banking and financial markets.

Operating from all of the world’s key financial centres, our global Capital Markets practice is a true global leader. With more than 30 lawyers, Allen & Overy’s German Capital Markets practice is a vital component of our global Capital Markets practice in one of the world’s most important economies.

Our German Capital Markets practice covers the full range of capital markets products with specialists in equity and debt capital markets, high yield bonds, covered bonds, OTC derivatives and central counterparty clearing, structured products, securitisation and trustee advice. We are one of very few practices in Germany that provide fully integrated German, English and U.S. law advice.

We advise global banks and other financial institutions, corporate entities, insurance companies, asset managers, exchanges, central depositories, clearing houses as well as sovereigns and public sector entities on all aspects of capital markets laws.

News & insights

Publications: 23 JANUARY 2020

Equity capital markets: navigating the challenges of 2020

2019 was a challenging year for equity capital markets. Proceeds from IPOs fell by over 25% in the UK, and by more than 30% across Europe. A number of political and economic factors, which contributed to pricing uncertainty and market volatility, undoubtedly led to this reduction in activity. 

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Publications: 17 SEPTEMBER 2019

German regulator BaFin publishes guidance note on scrutiny of prospectuses for comprehensibility under PDIII

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Publications: 19 FEBRUARY 2019

How should Europe’s non-bank lending market be regulated?

​Non-bank lending in the European Union is becoming an ever more significant source of financing for business. In light of its increasing importance to Europe’s economy, policymakers are re-evaluating their approach to this market and considering whether the existing regulatory framework remains appropriate.

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Publications: 20 DECEMBER 2018

Foreign direct investment screening: Germany lowers FDI screening threshold for certain industries

On 19th of December 2018, the German government adopted amendments to the foreign direct investment screening regime.

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Our Capital Markets practice in Germany

Combining deep market and product knowledge, root experience, the highest technical and transaction management skills and innovative solutions, our Capital Markets practice delivers all that our clients expect from a truly leading global capital markets practice.