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Berlin, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Munich

Dr Wolfgang Groß

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Hengeler Mueller

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Corporate; Capital Markets (ECM).


Wolfgang advises corporates and investors in all fields of capital markets and corporate law. His practice includes equity and equity linked transactions, securities trading (insider trading, ad-hoc disclosure), corporate transformations and general corporate advise.


Qualified in 1987, Wolfgang was assistant professor at the University of Constance Law Faculty from 1987-89, followed by more than ten years in the German banking industry (including the legal department of Deutsche Bank AG). Wolfgang joined Hengeler Mueller in 2000 (foreign associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell), and has been partner since 2001.




German and International Bar Association; German Corporate Law Association.


University of Constance (Dr jur).

Germany: Capital markets

Equity capital markets

Within: Leading individuals

Wolfgang Groß - Hengeler Mueller

Within: Equity capital markets

Hengeler Mueller’s strength lies in handling ECM work at the intersection with corporate law and including cross-border elements, leading to regular instructions on IPOs, capital increases and capital-linked products. Acting as issuer’s counsel, Alexander Rang advised Bawag Group on the placement of existing ordinary shares in Bawag with institutional and retail investors in Austria by way of a public offering as well as a private placement to selected institutional investors outside of Austria, while, together with Dirk Busch, he assisted a bank consortium with the private placement and IPO of Jost Werke; with a total offer volume of approximately €231m, newly issued ordinary bearer shares from a capital increase and bearer shares from the holdings of Jost’s existing shareholder were placed with institutional investors. Together with Reinhold Ernst, Busch also acted for Metro on Metro Wholesale & Food Specialist’s IPO following the division of the group into two independent companies, and assisted Linde with its listing and the preparation of the prospectus for the merger of equals between Linde and Praxair by way of a share swap. Wolfgang Groß advised Carl Zeiss Meditec on a capital increase by placing circa eight million new shares by way of an accelerated bookbuilding process with the exclusion of subscription rights with selected domestic and international institutional investors.

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