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Equity Capital Markets

Our Equity Capital Markets team in Germany has advised investment banks and corporate clients on some of the most complex securities offerings in Germany and Europe.

Our German, U.S. and local law expertise is truly integrated and we provide our clients with constructive, commercial and pragmatic advice, particularly when tackling unexpected issues. Our involvement in numerous high profile deals and experience in transaction management guarantees a smooth and efficient transaction process.

Our German Equity Capital Markets team is supported by a first-class international equity team that includes U.S. law specialists based in Frankfurt and elsewhere. It is consistently ranked in first-tier positions for equity and debt capital markets by legal directories such as Chambers Global and Legal 500. We work closely with other practice areas and our offices in leading financial centres, including London, New York, Luxembourg, Moscow and Shanghai. Our international network spans all 40 offices and enables you to benefit from integrated and comprehensive advice in all aspects of capital markets law.

The team's transaction experience includes rights issues, issues of convertible and exchangeable bonds, issues of high-yield bonds, initial public offerings, equity offerings without pre-emptive rights, dual listings, bonds with warrants, other equity capital markets transactions (e.g. de-listings) and ongoing capital markets advice for issuers and their board members.

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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Capital markets

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 Equity Capital Markets team in Germany

Our Equity Capital Markets team in Germany provides you with access to excellent, experienced lawyers with a track record of advising our clients on some of the most complex securities offerings in Germany and all over Europe.