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Oliver Seiler

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Dr. Oliver Seiler is a partner in the Frankfurt office and practices in the firm’s Corporate Department. He has broad experience in international equity capital markets transactions, particularly:

  • IPOs and takeovers
  • Capital increases (rights issues)
  • Equity-linked transactions

Dr. Seiler has also published widely in these areas and co-authored a number of legal handbooks and legal commentaries, including:

  • “Frankfurter Kommentar zum Wertpapierprospektgesetz (WpPG) und zur EU-ProspektVO,” (2nd edition 2017)
  • “Unternehmensfinanzierung am Kapitalmarkt – Aktienemissionen, Emissionsbeteiligte, Boersenzulassung,” (3rd edition 2013)
  • Assmann | Poetzsch | Schneider “Wertpapiererwerbs-und Uebernahmegesetz,” (2nd edition 2013)
  • Spindler | Stilz, Aktiengesetz, (3rd edition 2015)

Germany: Capital markets

Equity capital markets

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Oliver Seiler - Latham & Watkins LLP

Within: Equity capital markets

Frequently working in conjunction with the firm’s DCM, private equity and finance teams, Latham & Watkins LLP’s ECM team provides full-service advice on IPOs and capital increases and has particular expertise in cross-border IPOs and ECM transactions as well as in assisting European issuers with their IPOs in the US. Recent highlights include advising Siemens on the IPO of its medical technology division Siemens Healthineers, and assisting battery manufacturer Varta with its IPO; both are listed on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Team head Oliver Seiler acted for the underwriting banks Deutsche Bank, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Berenberg and BNP Paribas on HelloFresh’s initial public offering, and assisted the joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners Berenberg, Citigroup and Goldman Sachs with the IPO of home24. Together with Roland Maaß, who moved to DLA Piper in September 2018, he also advised the underwriting banks on Dermapharm’s IPO, and the joint bookrunners Deutsche Bank and HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt on the capital increase of Grenke. Frankfurt-based Gregory Walker was appointed counsel in January 2018.

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