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Debt Capital Markets

Close co-operation between our debt capital markets team in Germany and our experts in all key financial centres worldwide puts us in prime position.

We provide comprehensive advice under German, English and US law with international expertise, local knowledge and all-round market insight on cross-border and domestic transactions.

We advise issuers and underwriters on the spectrum of debt capital market transactions. These include standalone bonds and debt programmes, Pfandbriefe and Schuldscheine, tier 1 and hybrid capital, equity-linked instruments, liability management, private placements, warrants, high yield and Islamic structures. We have developed innovative issuance platforms for bonds and structured notes, which are considered models in the market.

Most recently, we have developed a track record in liability management, regulatory capital and capital raisings for financial institutions, debt issues by emerging markets issuers and sovereign debt offerings. We have been involved in numerous landmark transactions since the development of the offshore RMB market.

Our U.S. qualified lawyers in Germany belong to one of the deepest and most sophisticated U.S. practices on the ground in EMEA. Our team advises on the U.S. aspects of all debt capital market transactions, including SEC-registered offerings, Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings, high-yield offerings and convertible bonds.

News & insights

Publications: 11 MAY 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: DAI proposes comprehensive measures to facilitate capital increases in order to overcome the corona crisis

Deutsches Aktieninstitut e.V. (DAI), an association representing German listed companies, recently published a position paper setting out proposals for comprehensive measures to facilitate capital…

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Publications: 07 MAY 2020

German Federal Constitutional Court ./. ECB and ECJ

German court rulings rarely find their way into international newspapers – but this one is different: In times of "corona bond"-discussions and further increased bond acquisition programmes of the…

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coronavirus

Publications: 16 MARCH 2020

Coronavirus - what is the current situation in Germany?

In order to contain the Coronavirus the German federal states as well as the German government have put strict measures into place. Schools and kindergartens have been closed as well as borders to…

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Capital markets

Publications: 17 SEPTEMBER 2019

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

Overview and context BaFin has published a guidance note on 10 September 2019 setting out criteria it intends to apply when scrutinising prospectuses for compliance with the requirements of…

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