In this chapter we identify 35 practitioners distinguished by their outstanding work on a variety of capital markets transactions including IPOs, syndicated financings and acquisitions.
Most Highly Regarded
Sullivan & Cromwell stands out with four nominations here.
Carsten Berrar draws praise for his “market-leading equity capital markets expertise” and encyclopaedic understanding of IPOs.
The “excellent” Krystian Czerniecki applies two decades of experience to his first-rate advice on IPOs and debt offerings to an array of domestic and international clients.
Konstantin Technau comes highly recommended for his extensive experience negotiating high-value transactions including debt and equity offerings.
Wolfgang Feuring is a longstanding figure who comes highly esteemed for his wealth of experience advising issuers, underwriters and shareholders on significant IPOs, rights issues and the full range of debt and equity transactions.
Hengeler Mueller receives an impressive seven listings in this chapter.
Dirk Busch regularly advises financial institutions, shareholders and corporations on secondaries, convertible bonds and IPOs.
With more than 35 years of experience, Hendrik Haag stands out as an authority on debt capital markets and financial services regulations.
Daniel Weiss is highly sought-after by issuers, shareholders and underwriters for his top-notch advice on hybrid and debt transactions.
Wolfgang Groß is highlighted for the breadth of his experience advising corporates and investors on block trade, IPOs, securities issues and convertible bonds.
At Latham & Watkins, Oliver Seiler stands out as a pre-eminent figure who provides stellar advice on IPOs, capital raisings, block trades and spin-off transactions.
Marco Carbonare with Linklaters is noted for his broad expertise spanning M&A, rights issues, IPOs and large-scale DCM and equity transactions.
Peter Waltz is distinguished by his 25-plus years of experience advising issuers and underwriters on debt capital markets transactions.
Christoph Gleske from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer maintains a “tremendously strong practice” which spans primary and secondary share offerings, convertible bonds and the full gamut of debt and equity transactions.
Rick van Aerssen is an “excellent equity capital markets specialist” with a broad range of domestic and international clients.
George Hacket with Clifford Chance is a “terrific practitioner” and “safe pair of hands” who excels in debt and equity offerings. In particular, he is “revered for his work on behalf of Austrian issuers”.
Sebastian Maerker is “splendid for IG debt matters” according to impressed peers who note his expertise in structured finance transactions and IPOs.
Stephan Hutter from Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has amassed significant experience advising domestic and multinational companies on high-yield debt financings, IPOs and equity transactions.
Michael Schlitt of Hogan Lovells has an “extraordinarily strong ECM practice” which sees him regularly engaged in high-yield, hybrid and corporate bond transactions.
Stephan Aubel of Gleiss Lutz is “sensational in the field of equity and M&A transactions” according to sources to laud his in-depth understanding of IPOs and capital increases.
Knut Sauer at Allen & Overy has a wealth of experience advising on an array of capital markets transactions, from IPOs and right offerings, to investment grade bonds and M&A transactions.
Marc Plepelits excels at advising issuers and international banks on IPOs, bonds, capital increases and high-yield transactions.