HOGAN LOVELLS

Comment: This highly recommended practice for equity capital markets has recently made gains in visibility, winning a considerable number of transactions. In its advice to issuers on the IPOs of Shop Apotheke, Va-Q-Tec and Vapiano, it also proved that, alongside its outstanding banking contacts, it can regularly win over companies as well. In addition, HL once again highlighted its expertise in stock dividends with its advice to Grenke. Furthermore, practice head Schlitt has formed a well-functioning team with a counsel, and the practice has grown markedly at the associate level.
Development potential: The gratifying deal flow provides a correspondingly high utilization rate. HL has taken a step in the right direction by expanding the team.
Recommended: Prof. Dr. Michael Schlitt (“first-class advisor, comprehensive know-how in capital markets”, “good international connections”, clients; “virtuosic mastery of corporate and capital markets law, very pleasant and constructive”, competitor).
Practice: Advice on IPOs, secondary offerings, secondary placements. (1 partner, 1 counsel, 6 associates)
Clients: ?? Shop Apotheke, Va-Q-Tec, Vapiano respectively on IPOs; Commerzbank on placement of Hornbach shares; Deutsche Bank on reallocation of Hella shares; BofA on fairness opinion in connection with the integration of 1&1 in Drillisch under the umbrella of United Internet; Berenberg, Bankhaus Lampe, Kempen on secondary offering of Hamborner REIT.
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