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Dr Knut Sauer


Frankfurt am Main

Dr Knut Sauer


Frankfurt am Main

Dr Knut Sauer, LL.M. (University of Chicago), admitted as attorney at law in the State of New York, heads our German Equity Capital Markets practice.

He has extensive experience in a broad range of capital markets and corporate transactions of listed companies, in particular IPOs, capital increases and rights offerings, block trades and private placements, convertible and exchangeable bonds, bonds with warranties, high yield and investment grade bonds as well as takeover offers and other public M&A transactions. His practice also includes capital markets-related regulatory advice and corporate governance matters.

Experience highlights

News & insights

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News: 28 OCTOBER 2021

Allen & Overy advising TUI on its EUR1.1bn capital increase

Allen & Overy is advising TUI AG (TUI) on its capital increase via a rights offering of around EUR1.1 billion which successfully completed on 27 October 2021.

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Publications: 02 JULY 2021

Germany’s New Supply Chain Act – Part 4 of 4 – FAQs

This briefing is Part 4 of a series of briefings aiming at providing an overview of the key elements of the new German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act.

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Publications: 12 MAY 2021

A new era of Securities Law has begun: Electronic Securities Act (eWpG) comes into force

On 6 May 2021, the German Bundestag adopted the Electronic Securities Act (eWpG) in the form proposed by the Finance Committee.

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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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Frankfurt am Main

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Admitted to the bar, State of New York, USA, 2004

Admitted as German Rechtsanwalt, 2003

Assessor, Germany, 2000

Referendar, Germany, 1997


Dr iur, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2004

LL.M., University of Chicago Law School, USA

First German Law Degree



Equity Team of the Year

IFLR Europe Awards, 2016