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Dr Knut Sauer

Partner

Frankfurt am Main

Dr Knut Sauer

Partner

Frankfurt am Main

Dr Knut Sauer, LL.M. (University of Chicago), a German Rechtsanwalt and admitted as attorney at law in the State of New York, is a partner in our German corporate department and 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.

Other noteworthy experience includes advising:

  • alstria Office REIT AG on its EUR193m capital increase.
  • A majority shareholder on the EUR132m IPO of Westwing Group AG on the regulated Market (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
  • BNP Paribas and Deutsche Bank AG as Joint Bookrunners on the EUR400m debut issuance of convertible bonds by Symrise AG.
  • Citigroup on the capital increase of Shop Apotheke Europe B.V.
  • Commerzbank on the EUR16.5m IPO of creditshelf AG on the regulated market (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
  • Deutsche Bank, Berenberg and Credit Suisse on the placement of convertible bonds issued by TAG Immobilien AG with an aggregate principal amount of EUR262m.
  • J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley on the spin-off IPO on the regulated market (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange of Uniper SE.Sillk Road Fund on the D-Share IPO of Qingdao Haier on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, the first ever D-Share IPO of a Chinese company in Germany.
  • Silk Road Fund on the D-Share IPO of Qingdao Haier on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, the first ever D-Share IPO of a Chinese Company in Germany.
  • Triton on the EUR227.3m IPO of its portfolio company Stabilus S.A. on the regulated market (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
  • The underwriters on the IPO of Shop Apotheke Europe NV on the regulated market (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. 

News & insights

Publications: 17 SEPTEMBER 2020

Podcast #3: AML/CTF – Recent Luxembourg developments: focus on Fintech

Financial technologies are leaving their imprint at every level of the financial sector.

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News: 17 SEPTEMBER 2020

A&O advises on the Kingdom of Thailand’s first THB30 bn dual-tranche sustainability bond issuance

Allen & Overy has acted as Thai and international counsel to Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited, Bank of Ayudhya Public Company Limited and Standard Chartered Bank (Thai) Public Company Limited (the…

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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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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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Office

Frankfurt am Main

Allen & Overy LLP
Bockenheimer Landstraße 2
60306 Frankfurt am Main

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Qualifications

Professional

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

Admitted as German Rechtsanwalt, 2003

Assessor, Germany, 2000

Referendar, Germany, 1997

Academic

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

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

First German Law Degree

Recognition

Awards

Equity Team of the Year

IFLR Europe Awards, 2016