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Providing ‘excellent and speedy advice’ based on ‘in-depth industry knowledge’, Allen & Overy LLP regularly advises issuers and issuing banks on the launch and updating of issuance programmes, the issuance of corporate bonds, pfandbriefe and other collateralised bonds as well as structured bonds, equity and hybrid instruments, high-yield bonds and registered bonds, while also handling bond repurchases. Together with the firm’s corporate practice, Christoph Enderstein advised alstria office REIT on the issuance of an unsecured, fixed-income corporate bond valued at €350m alongside the concurrent tender offer for two existing bonds from alstria, while, together with Knut Sauer and Marc Plepelits, he assisted Corestate Capital Holding with the placement of promissory notes worth €300m. IKB Deutsche Industriebank received advice on the issuance of a tier 2 subordinated bond amounting to €300m, and UBS instructed the team to assist with matters pertaining to various structured securities. Martin Scharnke is also noted and Christian Klöpfer was appointed counsel in October 2017.

The team at Clifford Chance provides ‘a very high service level’, frequently assisting clients, including banks and well-known companies, with standalone bonds and issuance programmes alongside liability management transactions and high-yield bonds. In recent work, the team advised Volkswagen and Volkswagen Finance on the issuance of a hybrid bond worth €3.5bn consisting of two tranches, assisted BNP Paribas and UBS Investment Bank with alstria office REIT’s capital measures, and acted for HSBC Bank, the bookrunner, on the issuance of a bond by AT & S Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik. In other significant work, ‘very experienced’ team head Sebastian Maerker, who is also noted for his ‘client-oriented approach’, assisted a banking consortium including, among others, J.P. Morgan, Barclays, HSBC and ING, with the issuance of a bond by SAP, and advised Surteco on the issuance of promissory loans totalling over €200m. Merrill Lynch International, Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen and Citigroup Global Markets are also clients.


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The ‘reliable and personable’ team at Gleiss Lutz is ‘very client oriented, calm and gets to the point’; ‘its extensive knowledge also enables the team to provide quick and well founded advice’ on IPOs and capital increases including cross-border equity placements. Team head Stephan Aubel, who ‘always keeps an eye on the essentials’ and ‘understands the company’s perspective’, recently advised a banking consortium led by joint global coordinators Citigroup and Commerzbank on Akasol’s IPO. He also assisted Nippon Life Insurance Company with a cornerstone investment as part of DWS Group’s initial public offering as well as on the conclusion of a strategic alliance between the client and DWS, and acted for AlzChem Group AG on AlzChem AG’s reverse IPO: following a capital increase against contribution in kind by way of which all shares in AlzChem AG were transferred to AlzChem Group AG, AlzChem Group AG became the parent company of AlzChem Group. All shares of AlzChem Group AG will be traded on the regulated market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in the segment with additional post-admission obligations. The team also advised curasan on a rights issue of approximately €5m, assisted MPC Münchmeyer Petersen Capital with a capital increase under exclusion of shareholders’ subscription rights by way of an accelerated placement procedure, and handled Pittler Maschinenfabrik’s rights issue of circa €3.5m.


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