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Germany: Capital markets

Equity capital markets

Within: Equity capital markets

White & Case LLP is particularly experienced in advising issuers and underwriting banks on capital increases, equity-linked transactions, private placements and block trades. Gernot Wagner and Rebecca Emory advised Hapag-Lloyd on the preparation of a BaFin approved prospectus for the admission of circa 42.75 million new shares totalling approximately €1.4bn. The new shares were made available for trading on the regulated market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on the sub-segment of the regulated market with additional post-admission obligations as well as for trading on the Hamburg Stock Exchange. The same client also received assistance with a €352m rights issue, agreed upon the merger of Hapag-Lloyd with the United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), while Credit Suisse received advice on shares issued by GAM, a global asset manager based in Switzerland; this transaction included 4.73 million new shares, which were placed with institutional investors by way of an accelerated bookbuilding procedure. Karsten Wöckener and Lutz Krämer are other key members of the team, which added local partner Thilo Diehl from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in November 2017.

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Germany: Corporate and M&A


Within: Corporate

White & Case LLP’s ‘highly experienced’ team covers the full range of corporate law. It recently handled several extraordinary general meetings, such as that of 1&1 Drillisch in connection with the gradual acquisition of 1&1 Telecommunication from United Internet, at which no legal challenge was filed. In other work, it is advising market research institute GfK on take private and squeeze-out proceedings following the entry of financial investor KKR. Practice head Lutz Krämer is recommended for directors’ and officers’ liability cases. Other well-known names include Alexander Kiefner, Markus Hauptmann, Robert Weber and Roger Kiem. Markus Stephanblome left the firm in December 2017 to join Clifford Chance.

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