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Latham & Watkins LLP

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What the team is known for

Latham & Watkins houses highly regarded DCM and ECM teams, allowing a comprehensive coverage across both segments. The law firm is renowned for its market-leading expertise in high-yield bond deals under both German and New York law. Rüdiger Malaun and his team also assist with Yankee bonds and continue to provide advice to clients on the offering of convertibles and other equity-linked products. This year, the law firm rises in the ECM rankings due to particularly impressive work highlights and strong team development. The team, led by Oliver Seiler, advises prominent corporates and underwriting banks on cross-border IPOs, capital increases and rights issues. It is also very experienced in handling dual-track M&A and listing mandates. The law firm's global network renders it a prime choice for international clients.

Strengths

According to interviewees, "Latham is incredible for high-yield products and does a great job."

Reflecting on the firm's market position, one source enthuses: "They are very active and one of the most prominent capital markets practices."

Work highlights

Advised the banking consortium on the listing of Siemens Energy on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, valuing at EUR16 billion.

Notable practitioners

David Rath rises in the rankings due to excellent market appreciation as an up-and-coming practitioner. He is very active on large IPOs and capital increases, often also assisting with dual-track processes involving spin-offs and subsequent listings. Interviewees consider him a "future leader in the market."

Oliver Seiler is held in high esteem by peers and clients alike for his expertise in the ECM market. Well-known corporate clients frequently seek his advice on IPOs, capital increases and rights issues and also benefit from his cross-border capabilities. Interviewees endorse: "He is very experienced and knowledgeable and always guides his clients well."

Rüdiger Malaun is widely considered a leading expert in DCM matters with a particular focus on high-yield bonds and New York law-governed secured notes under Rule 144A. Appreciating his wealth of knowledge, a client explains that Rüdiger Malaun "offers a deep breadth of expertise in the high-yield and investment-grade area, and you really feel the experience come through."

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Capital Markets

Latham & Watkins LLP

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Location

Reuterweg 20

Frankfurt am Main

Hessen

Germany

60323

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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


Rüdiger Malaun
Band 1

Capital Markets: Equity


David Rath
Up and Coming
Oliver Seiler
Band 1