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Mayer Brown International LLP

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Bernd Bohr

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Mayer Brown

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Bernd Bohr advises his clients on a broad range of corporate and securities matters, with a particular focus on capital markets transactions, including both high yield and investment grade debt as well as equity capital markets transactions. A significant part of his practice involves cross-border transactions and he has advised clients from a broad range of industries in Abu Dhabi, Austria, Brazil, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Morocco, the Netherlands, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, Switzerland, Tunisia, the UK and the US.


Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 2011, Bernd worked in the New York, London and Hong Kong offices of other large international law firms and spent a year on client secondment in the corporate legal department of a large multinational in Switzerland. He is admitted to practice law in New York, England & Wales and Germany. Admissions: Frankfurt am Main, Germany England and Wales New York


German English French


The University of Chicago Law School Master of Laws University of Trier, Law School Juris Doctor

London: Finance

Debt capital markets

Within: Debt capital markets

Mayer Brown International LLP¬†'does a great job - the lawyers are always available and they deliver a great overall level of service'. The dedicated three-partner DCM team has extensive US law capability in London. In an example of its strong flow of Canadian issuer work, the team acted on the update of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board's C$25bn global MTN programme and its issuance of $2bn in fixed rate notes. The practice also handled F√©d√©ration des caisses Desjardins du Qu√©bec's¬†‚ā¨7bn MTN programme.¬†Its work for blue-chip European corporates included a ‚ā¨600m notes offering by Novartis AG. Key to all three of these deals was¬†James Taylor, who is 'one of the best for Canadian covered bond issuance; he is knowledgeable, practical and transaction-oriented, and he adds real value'. He also plays a key role in the firm's emerging markets debt work, which included representing Turkey's Vakifbank in its invitation to holders of its $900m outstanding subordinated notes. He also advises¬†>issuers and underwriters on high-profile reverse Yankee bonds, which included acting for joint lead managers on a ‚ā¨600m offering by Whirlpool Corporation.¬†Bernd Bohr¬†is 'extremely precise, reliable and business-minded and has a very good knowledge of the industry'.¬†US and France qualified¬†Robert Flanigan¬†handles numerous deals in southern Europe. He advised Spain's Liberbank on its ‚ā¨300m inaugural bond issue.

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High yield

Within: Leading individuals

Bernd Bohr - Mayer Brown International LLP

Within: High yield

Mayer Brown International LLP¬†is 'a very capable firm and it provides clear, straightforward and timely legal advice'. The firm is particularly active in deals involving¬†the German, Swiss and Austrian markets, thanks to 'exceptionally quick and smart' bi-lingual US capital markets partner¬†Bernd Bohr, who is 'extremely knowledgeable about high-yield bonds and provides very strong leadership throughout a transaction'.¬†Robert Flanigan¬†,¬†who is qualified in US and French law, frequently advises issuers and underwriters on Rule 144a/Regulation S private placements and SEC-registered debt issuances. Together, they form a 'knowledgeable and hardworking' practice that provides 'high-quality service and is always willing to help'. Last year, Bohr acted for Progroup in its ‚ā¨150m offering of senior secured notes to refinance its outstanding debt. He also handled a ‚ā¨45m cash tender offer by¬†JH-Holding for a portion of its PIK toggle notes, which represented¬†the first ever tender offer for German law governed high yield notes.

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