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Capital markets lawyers

The capital markets lawyers at CMS have experience of a wide range of capital market transactions. Over the decades, we have advised on numerous IPOs and other transactions with regard to capital markets law. Our capital markets lawyers provide ongoing support as advisers to the issuer, the underwriting banks or the (existing) shareholders.

In equity capital markets, the services provided by our capital markets lawyers cover national and international IPOs (German stock exchanges, NASDAQ, Euronext), capital increases, public takeovers and scrip dividends. We also advise on segment changes and on compliance under capital markets law.

Our work in debt capital markets focuses in particular on issuing platforms, (structured) debt securities, mortgage bonds (Pfandbriefe), covered bonds and promissory notes. Our capital markets lawyers advise on OTC derivatives, structured products for regulated investors and clearing of financial instruments. Our teams also cover aspects related to US securities legislation, enabling us to provide comprehensive advice from a single source.

Since much of our work is cross-border, we regularly draw on the expertise of capital markets lawyers from across the international CMS network.

If you need support around capital markets law, please feel free to contact our specialist lawyers in this field at any time. The contact details are listed below.

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Michael C Frege
Dr. Michael C Frege
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Insolvenzrecht (Certified lawyer for insolvency law)
Germany, Leipzig
Germany, Duesseldorf
Michael Frege is an insolvency and corporate restructuring specialist. He has long-standing experience in advising on insolvencies and as an insolvency administrator, including insolvency proceedings...
Karsten Heider
Dr. Karsten Heider
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Stuttgart
Karsten Heider focuses on German stock corporation and capital market law. He provides ongoing advice to listed companies, for example on AGMs, D&O liability and insider trading law matters and also advises...
Joachim Kaetzler
Dr. Joachim Kaetzler
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Co-Head of the ESG Task Force
Germany, Frankfurt
Joachim Kaetzler specialises in banking supervisory law and compliance. His work includes general banking law as well as securities supervisory law. Moreover, he has special expertise in matters of money...
Philipp Melzer
Philipp Melzer
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Frankfurt
As a very experienced banking and finance lawyer, Philipp Melzer advises issuers, underwriters and existing shareholders on IPOs, capital increases and secondary offerings. His expertise is also often...
Jochen N. Schlotter
Dr. Jochen N. Schlotter
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt, Notary Public
Germany, Frankfurt
Jochen Schlotter’s practice focuses on stock corporation and capital markets law, taking care of (annual and extraordinary) general meetings for listed companies and advising them on an ongoing basis...
Martina Schmid
Dr. Martina Schmid
Part­ner
Rechtsanwältin
Germany, Stuttgart
Martina Schmid specialises in advising listed and unlisted stock corporations on all aspects of the German stock corporation and capital market law as well as in representing companies in comprehensive...
Andreas Zanner
Dr. Andreas Zanner
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Frankfurt
Together with Philipp Melzer, Andreas Zanner heads the CMS Equity Capital Market practice in Frankfurt which is particularly focused on providing advice to issuers, underwriting banks and existing shareholders...
Annett Kenk
Dr. Annett Kenk
Prin­cip­al Coun­sel
Rechtsanwältin, Tax Adviser | Fachberater für Internationales Steuerrecht (Certified tax adviser for international tax law)
Germany, Frankfurt
Legal advising in tax law and corporate law issues in connection with international and domestic acquisitions and restructuring, structured financing and real estate transactions. Support during tax audits...
Katharina Mareike Franitza
Katharina Mareike Franitza
Coun­sel
Rechtsanwältin
Germany, Duesseldorf
Katharina Mareike Franitza advises German and international companies on all aspects of corporate law as well as on M&A transactions. Katharina Mareike joined CMS in 2019 and has been a counsel since...
Moritz Gerstmayr
Moritz Gerstmayr, LL.M. (La Trobe University Melbourne)
Coun­sel
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Frankfurt
Moritz Gerstmayr advises banks and financial services providers as well as investment firms and investment service providers on all regulatory aspects of German and European financial supervision. His...