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Rüdiger Malaun

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Dr. Rüdiger Malaun is a partner in the Munich office of Latham & Watkins and global Co-chair of the firm’s Capital Markets Practice. Dr. Malaun advises on capital market transactions, with a particular focus on debt capital market financings, including high-yield bonds and other debt instruments, as well as on equity and equity-linked capital markets instruments. In recent years, he has advised investment banks, corporate and sponsor clients on more than 45 high-yield bond transactions in Germany and other European jurisdictions and on large corporate bonds and hybrid capital securities issues in Germany. Mr. Malaun also advises on bank financing transactions and on bond restructurings.

Mr. Malaun is on the “Client Service All-Stars 2017” list, BTI Consulting Group’s annual recognition of lawyers selected based on feedback from corporate counsel and executives. He is a “leading name” and a “recommended lawyer” for debt capital markets (IFLR1000 2017, The Legal 500 Germany 2017, JUVE 2016/2017, Handelsblatt Best Lawyers 2016). He is also listed as a “notable practitioner” for Capital Markets in Austria (Chambers 2015). 

Germany: Capital markets

Debt capital markets

Within: Leading individuals

Rüdiger Malaun - Latham & Watkins LLP

Within: Debt capital markets

Latham & Watkins LLP’s integrated capital markets and banking practice assists issuers and banks with the issuance of investment grade and high-yield bonds; the latter constitutes a particular area of strength for the practice, while it also handles bank bonds in Germany, other European countries and the US. Alexander Lentz and team head Rüdiger Malaun jointly advised Demire Deutsche Mittelstand Real Estate on the first issuance and subsequent tap offering of senior notes under New York law totalling €400m and maturing in 2022, and assisted a banking consortium led by Morgan Stanley with the issuance of two tranches of senior notes by Consolidated Energy Finance, the financial vehicle of a Swiss-based methanol and fertiliser company, amounting to $800m. Another banking consortium including Barclays, Deutsche Bank and Citigroup received assistance with a bridge-to-bond financing in connection with the public takeover of Stada by the financial investors Bain Capital and Cinven, while BayWa instructed the team to advise on the issuance of a €300m subordinated high-yield bond. Frankfurt-based Gregory Walker was appointed counsel in January 2018.

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