Skip to content
DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Hengeler Mueller

Capital Markets

8 ranked lawyersBand 1GermanyEurope 2021 View ranking table
chambers review
department information
Ranked Lawyers
chambers review
department information
Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Review

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.

What the team is known for

Outstanding capital markets practice enjoying a prominent position in equity, debt and structured finance alike. Perceived as a market leader in bond and securitisation transactions, assisting with a broad range of instruments including MTN programmes, hybrid bonds, structured bond programmes and loan receivables. Frequently seen advising on high-profile IPOs and additionally assists with capital increases and equity collar transactions, often with multi-jurisdictional aspects. Also demonstrates notable experience with bond issuances, including benchmark, green and convertible bonds. Mainly acts for blue-chip corporates and leading financial institutions.

Strengths

According to clients, the firm's capital markets department "belongs to the absolute top class in Germany."

One client enthuses about the team's "outstanding service, very deep knowledge base and understanding of the banks' and the clients' needs, and an ability to explain complex legal structures and concepts in understandable form."

Work highlights

Advised Commerzbank on its USD1 billion inaugural AT1 issuance.

Notable practitioners

Alexander Rang continues to gain traction in equity capital markets, working on substantial transactions including IPOs and international rights offerings as well as equity collar transactions. Having a regulatory background, he also demonstrates experience in the DCM space by assisting with AT1 issuances.

Dirk Busch advises on corporate and private equity IPOs as well as capital increases. He also has experience in corporate matters, including share-for-share offers and dual-track exit transactions.

"One of the best capital markets lawyers in Germany," Hendrik Haag showcases many decades of experience in high-volume bond issuances, including government bonds, corporate bonds and bank bonds. He advises issuers as well as underwriters. A client emphasises his "extensive experience in capital markets transactions in Germany and abroad."

Martin Geiger is a well-known figure in the structured finance space and is particularly active on innovative securitisations of diverse European lease receivables. He also advises on CMBS transactions. A client portrays him as "a transaction lawyer who knows very well how to mediate between banks and corporates," adding: "He is extremely experienced, very client-focused, listens closely and understands what we need."

Reinhold Ernst enjoys a strong reputation for his advice on IPOs in the private equity market as well as the restructuring of businesses with exits via IPO.

Stefan Krauss is described as "a brilliant mind" and known throughout the market for his longstanding expertise in structured finance deals. He can frequently be seen advising banks on high-volume structured covered bond programmes for public offerings. He also assists with synthetic CLO transactions and the securitisation of corporate loans. Krauss has additional knowledge of netting rules and other issues in the derivatives space.

Wolfgang Groß has experience in a variety of ECM transactions, including capital increases with or without pre-emptive rights. He advises large corporates and investors and acts on multi-jurisdictional transactions.

Department Information

This content is provided by Hengeler Mueller.

Overview

DCM

Many see Hengeler Mueller as the cutting-edge, leading firm when it comes to developing innovative finance solutions for international capital markets. The firm works on the entire spectrum of hybrid and debt transactions as well as structured finance and derivatives, designed for the specific needs of its clients. The expertise includes covered bonds, hybrid bonds, debt issuance programmes and securitisation of any size and for listing on any exchange.

Hengeler's DCM team advises issuers, underwriters and other market participants as well as shareholders and management. In any year, it works on more than 150 issues with a total value of c. EUR 80 bn.

ECM

Hengeler Mueller covers all areas of equity transactions, tailor-made for the needs of its clients. The firm's expertise comprises, inter alia, initial public offerings (IPOs), private placements, capital increases, high yield bonds and hybrid bonds of any sizes, as well as stock market listings. It advises issuers, underwriters and other market participants as well as shareholders and the management.

Many consider Hengeler Mueller pioneer in developing innovative solutions for the international capital markets. The firm assumes leading roles in complex transactions, in particular with respect to dual or triple track transactions as well as spin-offs. In addition, its track record includes numerous cross-border transactions as well as private equity exits.

Capital Markets

Hengeler Mueller

firm
Location

Bockenheimer Landstrasse 24

Frankfurt am Main

Hessen

Germany

60323

View Firm Profile

Ranked Lawyers

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


Hendrik Haag
Band 1

Capital Markets: Derivatives


Stefan Krauss
Band 2

Capital Markets: Equity


Alexander Rang
Band 3
Reinhold Ernst
Band 2
Wolfgang Groß
Band 3

6 of 8 results