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What the team is known for

Present across the entire capital markets domain supported by a large and established team. Widely seen as a destination practice for large, cross-border transactions thanks to its broad global coverage. Handles capital increases, rights issues and public takeovers. Stands out in the DCM space for its capabilities in both high-yield and investment-grade bonds, regularly advising on equity-linked transactions and debt issuance programmes. Offers additional expertise in the issuing of green bonds. Provides broad capabilities in the area of structured finance ranging from securitisation issuances to NPL portfolio transactions and CRR advice. Represents underwriters, sponsors and issuers.

Strengths

A client describes the lawyers as "extremely thorough and dedicated" and adds: "They also really think ahead, so they have things on their radar that we haven't seen yet. They act with foresight and that helps us a lot."

Another client says: "At this high technical level, what differentiates them is the commerciality and also the ability to meet all of the people in the room halfway and bring them together."

Work highlights

Advised VIC Properties on the issuance of a EUR250 million secured pre-IPO convertible bond.

Notable practitioners

Dennis Heuer rises in the rankings due to a list of impressive work highlights and positive client feedback. He advises on large international NPL and securitisation deals and holds expertise in both true sale and synthetic transactions. A client especially values that "he breaks down complexity for his client, and has a great way of sharing work and cooperating with in-house counsel. His very good understanding of the underlying economics makes his legal advice even better."

Gernot Wagner is New York-qualified and has a focus on high-yield bond offerings, frequently acting on the issuer side. He is additionally experienced in the corporate finance space, advising on public takeover transactions and share purchases. According to a market observer, he is "very much loved in the market for being hands-on and pragmatic."

Jochen Artzinger-Bolten is an experienced adviser on DCM matters. He is particularly versed in cross-border transactions. In addition to being a German-qualified lawyer, Artzinger-Bolten is also admitted to practice in New York as well as in England and Wales.

Karsten Wöckener ascends in the rankings due to his presence on a wealth of notable transactions as well as sterling market praise. His work highlights include a number of high-volume corporate and bank bond issuances as well as multi-tranche Schuldschein deals and buy-backs. Wöckener advises issuers as well as underwriters and is praised for being "responsive and extremely knowledgeable," with one client stressing: "We can't afford any mistakes and hisattention to detail is impressive."

A New York-qualified practitioner, Rebecca Emory is well equipped to advise on high-yield bond transactions. She is highly active for a variety of clients, including corporates from the German real estate industry as well as large international underwriters. Emory also assists with investment-grade and equity-linked products.

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Capital Markets

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Bockenheimer Landstrasse 20

Frankfurt am Main

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Germany

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Germany

Capital Markets: Debt


Gernot Wagner
Band 3
Jochen Artzinger-Bolten
Band 3
Karsten Wöckener
Band 2
Rebecca Emory
Band 4

Capital Markets: Equity


Gernot Wagner
Band 3

Capital Markets: Structured Finance


Dennis Heuer
Band 3