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Expertise  Capital Markets

Field of Expertise Capital Markets

Capital markets have their own complex logic.
That makes mastering their laws so essential.

In the field of capital markets law, Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz advises domestic and international issuers and underwriters on transactions, e.g. IPOs, capital increases or the issuance of convertible bonds. Another focus of our practice in this area is advising board members in connection with follow-up obligations under capital markets law, e.g. the prohibition of insider trading, ad hoc publications or publication of shareholdings required by capital markets law. In addition, we represent issuers in capital markets law litigations.

Range of services Capital Markets

  • IPOs
  • Capital increases
  • Takeovers and defense against takeovers under the German Acquisition and Takeover Act
  • Insider law
  • Ad hoc publications
  • Capital markets law compliance
  • Capital markets litigation including KapMuG cases

Transactions

Transactions are an important part of our capital markets practice. Aside from the preparation of and defense against takeover bids, we advise on IPOs, the issuance of subscription rights, the replacement of shares and the issuance of convertible bonds. Our expertise with regard to the issuance and placement of securities includes both the admission to regulated markets and the inclusion in the open marity ket or entry standard. Our legal services in connection with capital markets transactions further include accompanying our clients through all phases of such projects: from creating an optimized project structure to conducting due diligence and preparing documentation of the voting for the appropriate supervisory authorities and registration offices, to handling follow-up obligations resulting from the listing.

General Advisory Services

We advise many clients on all regulatory issues which result from the admission of their financial instruments to the German stock market. This concerns e.g. questions of insider trading, ad hoc publications, publicity of shareholdings required by capital markets law, questions of liability as well as compliance with new capital markets legislation. In addition, we advise our clients withregard to organizational measures required to ensure the company’s compliance with securitiestrading laws (capital markets law compliance).

Capital Market Litigation

Litigation is another important part of our capital markets practice. Our activities in this field include representation in governmental investigations (e.g. in connection with insider information)and, in particular, damage claims under capital markets law. We have extensive experience in connection with class actions under the German Capital Markets Test Case Act (KapMuG).