Comment: In Deutsche Bank’s billion-euro secondary offering, this firm recommended for banking and bank regulatory law drew on its strength in contributing its regulatory expertise to major capital measures and transactions. The team benefited from close cooperation with the international offices, e.g. Paris, which was the source of work for Amundi concerning its acquisition of Pioneer Investments. In the Opel sale, the lawyers dealt with matters involving the auto finance company for parent General Motors. In terms of Brexit preparations, the team advised US and British financial institutes looking to obtain authorization to operate as financial services providers in Germany.
Strengths: Hybrid equity issues, bank-related M&A in major and international deals.
Recommended: Dr. Gabriele Apfelbacher, Dr. Thomas Kopp.
Practice: ?M&A and all-round advice to banks and companies as well as their German financial institutes. Structuring of equity capital instruments for banks and hybrid core capital instruments. (4 partners, 1 counsel, plus associates)
Clients: ?? Deutsche Bank on €8bn secondary offering; Amundi on €3.5bn acquisition of Pioneer Investments; General Motors concerning manufacturer’s financial services provider in Opel sale to PSA. Ongoing: Commerzbank on US aspects of capital measures.
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