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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Capital Markets

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What the team is known for

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer offers exceptional strength across a broad capital markets spectrum. The law firm boasts an enviable client base comprising prestigious corporates and financial institutions. The ECM practice enjoys a regular flow of high-profile mandates, advising on cross-border IPOs, dual-track transactions and capital increases. The DCM team handles high-value bond issuances, including high-yield and hybrid products as well as subordinated fixed to reset notes. The law firm has recently assisted with comprehensive financing connected to COVID-19, involving a variety of government measures such as bond restructurings, share rights conversions and rights issues. Clients benefit from the department's considerable experience in cross-border mandates involving Europe, North America and Asia.

Strengths

According to one client, "the partners at Freshfields distinguish themselves through above-average reliability and solution orientation."

Another client appreciates that "the capital markets and banking and finance teams are very integrated in their work" and deems Freshfields "the best for complex and novel deals."

Work highlights

Advised the joint lead managers around Citigroup Global Markets Europe on two undated subordinated fixed to reset rate notes issued by Wintershall Dea, valued at EUR650 million and EUR850 million, respectively.

Notable practitioners

Considered "unparalleled" by clients, Christoph Gleske stands out for being a top-ranked practitioner in both the DCM and ECM markets. He regularly advises on large bond financings, debt issuance programmes and convertible bonds as well as having an impressive track record of assisting with IPOs and capital increases.

Regarded as a "pre-eminent capital markets lawyer," Rick van Aerssen is widely appreciated for his in-depth knowledge of equity capital markets mandates. He regularly advises well-known corporates on IPOs, share sales and capital increases. Clients additionally benefit from Rick van Aerssen's expertise at the intersection of DCM and ECM mandates, including convertible bonds and ABB transactions.

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Overview

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Capital Markets

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

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Location

Bockenheimer Anlage 44

Frankfurt am Main

Hessen

Germany

60322

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Germany

Capital Markets: Debt


Christoph Gleske
Band 1

Capital Markets: Equity


Christoph Gleske
Band 1
Rick van Aerssen
Band 1