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Gleiss Lutz

Capital Markets

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What the team is known for

Dedicated team with a solid reputation in ECM. Predominantly advises issuers on mid-sized IPOs, enjoying longstanding client relationships with an array of German corporates. Additionally handles capital increases, rights offerings, placements of shares and employee stock option plans. Highly active on cross-border high-yield bond issuances as well as debt and capital measures in restructuring mandates. Also assists with convertible bond transactions and EMTN programmes.

Strengths

Market observers describe the team as "very professional, to the point and speedy."

Another interviewee appreciates the value for money, stating: "The firm's quality of work is outstanding. In addition, they manage costs very well."

Work highlights

Assisted Q-Park with the issuance of a total of EUR1.5 billion high-yield bonds.

Notable practitioners

Kai Birke has a focus on high-yield bond transactions, on which he advises together with renowned US firms. He additionally assists with the issuance of corporate bonds and bond issuances that are components of restructuring matters. His clients include European corporates and investors as well as consortiums of initial purchasers. One satisfied client states: "I have an excellent relationship with him. He is highly experienced, technically strong and extremely responsive."

Stephan Aubel is an experienced and visible ECM practitioner who regularly advises German corporates on IPOs and rights offerings as well as capital increases and reductions. He also assists with investments and M&A deals connected to ECM activities. Market commentators describe him as "a very collegial lawyer" and value that he is "very thorough and pleasant to work with."

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Overview

Gleiss Lutz’s capital markets team advises issuers, shareholders and leading domestic as well as foreign investment banks on the issuance and placement of all types of securities, as well as stock exchange listings and the resulting reporting and disclosure obligations. We have extensive experience in structuring domestic and cross-border equity and debt offerings, as well as the issuance of certificates, bonds and hybrid financial instruments. Our specialist legal expertise is complemented by our broad understanding of the capital markets sector. Clients also benefit from our full service approach, drawing on the wealth of experience of lawyers from across the firm, especially our corporate, IP, employment, public law and tax practices.

Members

Birke, Kai (Head of Department)

Aubel, Stephan

Gebhardt, Alexander

von Ditfurth, Hoimar

Industries

Automobiles & Parts

Banks

Chemicals

Construction & Materials

Energy

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Health Care

Real Estate

Real Estate Finance

Utilities

Capital Markets

Gleiss Lutz

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Location

Taunusanlage 11

Frankfurt am Main

Hessen

Germany

D-60329

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Germany

Capital Markets: Debt


Capital Markets: Equity


Stephan Aubel
Band 3