Capital markets

Our specialists guarantee top-level legal advice. This means home-field advantage in tackling every challenge, thanks to the persistence and absolute commitment of our powerful team.

The Challenge

Capital markets transactions pose a number of legal challenges. This applies, in particular, to typical forms such as IPOs, capital increases or the issuance of corporate bonds. Our work includes the preparation of prospectuses in line with international market standards and the drafting of complex contracts between the issuer and underwriting banks.

Financing via capital markets also may prove attractive for small and medium sized companies or for the financing of specific projects, particularly in the real estate or energy sector. Such financing needs to be carefully structured and must take into account the actual financing needs and balance sheet structure on the one hand and the expectations of the targeted investors on the other. Recently, there has been an easing of regulations facilitating smaller transactions (crowdfunding).

Our Expertise

Our capital markets expertise encompasses initial public offerings, capital increases and bond issues as well as the structuring of investments and accompanying their placement in the form of public offers or alternative forms such as private placements.

We advise potential issuers as well as underwriting banks and support our clients comprehensively in the structuring of an issuance, which includes contractual and corporate law implementation, the preparation of the prospectus (including the approval procedure) as well as advice with respect to advertising and communication issues relating to the issuance. We further provide on-going advice to publicly listed companies on questions arising under stock exchange laws and on corporate governance issues. Advising clients on supervisory requirements rounds out our capital market expertise.

Our Team

The partners responsible for corporate law and M&A are Paul Luiki and Markus Fellner.
All team members have long-standing and extensive experience, have authored numerous publications and have repeatedly been invited to speak at symposiums and seminars on this subject.