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Dr. Andreas Zanner

Partner
Rechtsanwalt

CMS Hasche Sigle
Neue Mainzer Straße 2–4
60311 Frankfurt
Germany
Languages German, English, French

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 on corporate and capital markets law matters. Andreas is specialized in capital markets, corporate law and takeover law. He has long-standing experience in advising on IPOs, secondary offerings, scrip dividends and capital increases. Additionally, he advises listed companies on their post-listing obligations, directors' dealings as well as on insider law and compliance issues.

Andreas joined CMS in 1991 and after a two-year stint with Pünder Volhard Weber & Axter from 1992 to 1994 he returned and was made partner in 1997. From 2011 to 2017 he was Managing Partner of the CMS Frankfurt office.

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Relevant experience


  • Advising Encavis AG on issuing scrip dividends for seventh year in a row and advising as Transaction Counsel on two capital increases
  • Advising MainFirst Bank AG as Sole Bookrunner and Underwriter on capital increase of Lloyd Fonds AG
  • Advising Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG as underwriting bank on issuance of scrip dividend of DIC Asset AG
  • Advising NFON AG as Issuer's Counsel on its IPO at Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse
  • Advising DAX corporation on scrip dividend together with rights issue
  • Advising Capital Stage AG (now Encavis AG) on the acquisition of CHORUS Clean Energy AG as part of a share swap
  • Advising Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG on its EUR 1,45 billion IPO as well as on a EUR 3,62 billion cash capital increase
  • Advising the founding shareholders on the IPO of SLM Solutions Group AG
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Publications


  • Praxisleitfaden „Der Börsengang für Familienunternehmen – eine sinnvolle Möglichkeit zur Wachstumsfinanzierung und Nachfolgeplanung“ (Wittener Institut für Familienunternehmen, Deutsche Börse, CMS), Dezember 2019
  • Study "Investor Activism" (Bundesverbandes der Unternehmensjuristen e.V. (BUJ) Corporate Legal Insights (CLI), CMS Hasche Sigle), March 2018
  • "Wie Investoren und Start-ups zusammengebracht werden können", manager magazin, Interview, 26.06.2015
  • "Vorstände und Aufsichtsräte im Dschungel zunehmender Regulierung" Börsenzeitung, Interview, 27.11.2014
  • "Rechtsratgeber Joint Venture", cometis publishing GmbH & Co. KG, 2014
  • "Rechtsratgeber Übernahmerecht", cometis publishing GmbH & Co. KG, 2011
  • "Alle Jahre wieder – oder: The same procedure as every year", GoingPublic Magazin 1/11, p. 34
  • "Prospektrichtlinie auf dem Prüfstand – Klinz-Bericht mit Änderungsvorschlägen", (co-author: Dr. Stefan Ueding), GoingPublic Magazin "Kapitalmarktrecht 2010", p. 60f.
  • "Ohne Angst an die Börse – Familienunternehmen müssen die Kapitalmärkte nicht fürchten", (co-author: Volker Potthoff), GoingPublic Magazin 11/10, p. 46f.
  • "Die richtige Verpackung – Ausgewählte Strukturierungsmöglichkeiten von SPACs" (co-author: Stephan Parrandier), GoingPublic Magazin 10/10, p. 54f.
  • "Früh prüfe, wer sich bindet – Interessengrundsätze bei exit getriebenen IPOs", GoingPublic Magazin 7/10, p. 26f.
  • "Ist der Knoten geplatzt? – Die Bedeutung der jüngsten IPOs auf die Öffnung des Kapitalmarktes für kleine und mittelgroße Unternehmen", (co-author: Volker Potthoff), GoingPublic Magazin Sonderbeilage 2010 "Entry & General Standard", p. 20f.
  • "Auch exitgetriebene IPOs haben Konfliktpotenzial", (co-author: Thomas Meyding), Platow Recht Nr. 86, 30.07.2010, p. 7
  • "SPAC-Gesellschaften – Ein attraktives Akquisitionsmodell für den deutschen Markt", (co-author: Dr. Jacob Siebert), Corporate Finance Law 4/2010, p. 224
  • "Ein entscheidendes Dokument für den Erfolg – Das Proxy Statement bei der SPAC Business Combination", GoingPublic Magazin 10/09, p. 56f.
  • "ipoBOX", cometis publishing GmbH & Co. KG, 2009
  • "Rechtsratgeber Corporate Finance", cometis publishing GmbH & Co. KG, 2009
  • "SPACs – A New Gateway for Chinese Issuers to Germany?", GoingPublic Magazin Special "Foreign Issuers", 2008, p. 34f.
  • "Squeeze-out: Rechtssicherheit oder Schnellschuss", Börsenzeitung, Interview, 26.03.2008
  • "Neue Offenheit im IPO-Prozess oder Erhöhung des Haftungsrisikos?" Börsenzeitung, Interview, 12.10.2005
  • "Noch nicht notiert, schon in Fängen des Kapitalmarktrechts", Börsenzeitung, 10.02.2005
  • "At your service - Dr. Udo Simmat and Dr. Andreas Zanner discuss CMS Hasche Sigle's involvement in the acquisition of a German-based manufacturing firm", M&A Magazine 2004
  • "Handbuch für Franchisegeber und Franchisenehmer, Haftungsrisiken beim Franchising", Luchterhand Verlag 2001
  • "IPO: Gemeinsame und gegensätzliche Interessen von Emittent und emissionsführenden Banken", FAZ-Unternehmensbeilage 1999
  • "Unternehmensbeteiligungen/Börsengänge", Verlagsbeilage FAZ 1999
  • "Rechtsfolgen eigenkapitalersetzender Darlehen bei der GmbH & Co. KG (Diss.)", Roderer Verlag, Regensburg, 1989
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Lectures list


  • „ESG-Strategie und -Kommunkation“ – Webinar Deutsche Börse & Kirchhoff Consult AG, 07.10.2020
  • „Aktiendividende – Dividendenkönig trotz Corona?" – Webinar Deutsche Börse, 17.09.2020
  • „Die Braut hübsch machen – Kriterien der Börsenreife“ – Podcast-Gespräch Deutsche Börse, 05.08.2020
  • "Aktiendividende – Eine neue Form der Dividendenzahlung" – Webinar Deutsche Börse, 24.02.2017
  • "How to Prepare for an IPO? Dos and Don'ts from a Legal Perspective", Heureka Conference Berlin, 05.05.2015
  • "Dos and Don'ts beim IPO aus rechtlicher Sicht - Best Practise IPO Preparation & Readiness", EXITcon, Berlin 17.06.2014
  • "Changes in the risk profile of an exit via an IPO for Private Equity Investors after the Deutsche Telekom III-Decision", Presentations for Macquarie Capital (Europe) Limited and Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG, April/May 2012
  • "Regulatory Issues Regarding a Listing and a Public Offering in the EU/EEA", Istanbul Financial Summit, 28.09.2011
  • "Dos and Don'ts beim Gang an die Börse aus rechtlicher Sicht", Mittelstand + Börsengang – Die unterschätzte Finanzierungsoption, Bayerische Börse, 14.06.2010
  • "SPACs – ein attraktives Akquisitionsmodell für den deutschen Markt? – Rechtliche DOs und DONTs", Corporate Finance Summit 2010, 06.05.2010
  • "How to go public in Germany - Listing at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange", Zhejiang University, China, 24.+25.04.2010
  • "Welcome to Your Future in Germany – Listing at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange" – IPO Conference: Ukraine goes Frankfurt, 07.04.2010
  • "Legal requirements to list overseas", Joint Listing Seminar Deutsche Börse Group & Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd., 15.05.2008
  • "Verschiedene Strategien und Optionen beim Exit", Private Equity - Von der Investitionsentscheidung zur optimalen Umsetzung, Wiesbaden, 17.05.2005
  • "Gibt es doch einen spannenden Exit? - Die verschiedenen Optionen beim Exit" 4. Handelsblatt-Jahrestagung Private Equity, Frankfurt am Main, 06.05.2004
  • "Neue Marktmechanismen? Börsenreife - Anforderungen an Unternehmen (Zeitpunkt, Voraussetzungen, Konsortialbank, Berater), Börsenkongress Frankfurt, 15.10.2001.
  • "Go Public - Der richtige Weg für mein Unternehmen?", Börsenkongress München Go Public & Stay Public, 04.07.2001.
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Education


  • 1987 - 1990: Trainee lawyer in Mainz, Hamburg and Frankfurt
  • 1982 - 1987: Law studies in Mainz and Geneva
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