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Stock Corporation & Capital Markets

Our stock corporation and capital markets law team advises corporations and entrepreneurs on all issues relating to the capital market. We provide support in going public as well as being public, in particular in general meetings, the issuance of securities, capital market transactions and public take overs. Of course we also assist you in preparing the required publications such as prospectuses for shares and bonds.

Our team consists of highly specialised lawyers, who are specialists and have significant hands-on experience. For many years, listed company have trusted us with legal and commercial insight on all aspects of stock corporation and capital markets law

Our key areas

  • Establishing of a company fit for the capital market  including change of legal form into a stock corporation or SE
  • Initial public offerings and listings including preparation of securities prospectuses
  • Change of stock exchange segments and de-listings
  • Reorganization of companies, such as spin-off, change of legal form and merger
  • Conclusion and amendment of enterprise agreements, such as control agreements and/or profit participation agreements
  • Shareholders' and creditors' meetings, in particular in critical situations such as squeeze-out, enterprise agreements, transformations or restructuring measures (in case of bonds)
  • Contesting and invalidity actions, release procedures and corporate proceedings
  • 'Being-public' obligations, such as ad-hoc publications, insider law, insider lists, directors' dealings, voting right notifications pursuant to sections 21 et seqq. WpHG (German Securities Trading Act)
  • Corporate governance regulations, such as corporate governance declaration pursuant to section 161 AktG (German Stock Corporation Act), corporate governance report, efficiency review of the supervisory board
  • Avoidance of violation of obligations by the members of the managing and supervisory board
  • Financing of companies at the capital market, in particular capital increases, convertible bonds, corporate bonds and participation rights
  • Replacement of listed shares
  • Purchase and use of own shares
  • Remuneration, stock option and incentive plans for managers and employees
  • Mandatory offers, public take over bids and voluntary offers for the acquisition of securities

Key Contacts

  • Profile picture of Thomas Mayrhofer
    Thomas Mayrhofer

    Rechtsanwalt, Partner, Head of German Stock Corporation & Capital Markets