Capital markets law

The global financial environment is rapidly changing. Violations or contraventions against current market standards and the applicable capital markets law can have serious consequences for the concerned actors. Therefore, the successful handling of IPOs, capital increases, securities offerings, public M&A deals as well as follow-up obligations according to capital markets law require considerable expertise and experience.

Your partner for integrated capital markets consulting

With Rödl & Partner an experienced partner is on your side that possesses the necessary expertise for a successful capital market transaction and, at the same time, integrates project management methods into its approach.
Our teams specialising in capital markets law advise national and international issuers and investment banks on all kinds of capital market transactions.

Comprehensive support in IPOs and takeovers

In IPOs or any other kind of public offering and placement, our capital markets experts provide assistance in the necessary pre-transactional preparations and structuring, negotiations and the conclusion of engagement and M&A agreements with the accompanying investment bank, conduct the mandatory legal due diligence, draft securities prospectuses as well as implement the concerned capital measures while taking into account the required legal or disclosure opinions.

Issuers and investment banks benefit from the close cooperation with Rödl & Partner's tax consultants and auditors who carry out commercial or financial due diligence reviews, deliver required expert opinions or provide assistance in the preparation of the commercial side of a prospectus (e.g. pro-forma financial statements).
We also support our clients in handling the tasks and follow-up obligations after the closing of a successful transaction. We accompany general meetings, draw up invitations, guidelines and Q&As, and make sure the back office processes run smoothly. The management of listed companies is supported by Rödl & Partner in meeting all follow-up obligations arising from stock corporation law, securities trading law as well as the stock exchange (e.g. ad-hoc disclosures, insider trading ban, reporting).

Moreover, we advise our clients on takeover offers under the German Takeover Act [WpÜG], where we provide assistance in the legal structuring and handling of takeover offers or in the possible exemption from mandatory offers and the necessary coordination with the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority [BaFin].

Our key areas of expertise in capital markets law include:
  • IPOs
  • Bond placement
  • Share relocation
  • Capital market-related takeover proposals
  • Capital market-related follow-up obligations
  • Structuring and issue of innovative capital market products



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