Prof. Dr. Michael Schlitt

Prof. Dr. Michael Schlitt


Email michael.schlitt@​

Phone +49 69 962 36 430

Fax +49 69 962 36 100

LanguagesEnglish, German

Practice groupCorporate

"In-depth experience in the industry" (Client)

JUVE handbook, 2016/2017

Michael Schlitt "has what it takes". Technically one of the best, he advises investment banks and International groups of companies on capital markets and corporate finance matters. Being head of the German Capital Markets practice, he and his team fight for their clients.

Widely recognized as one of the outstanding capital markets lawyers in Germany, Michael has significant experience in international capital markets transactions, particularly IPOs, right issues, block trades/accelerated book builds, convertible, exchangeable hybrid, high yield and corporate bond transactions as well as public takeover and finance transactions.

As a leading authority in the intricacies of capital markets law, Michael is honorary professor at the University of Cologne and has published numerous articles on issues relating to capital markets, stock corporation and takeover law and has written, co-written and co-edited a number of legal handbooks and commentaries. 

Michael has a reputation of being very service-oriented, reachable and diligent. He is ranked as one of the leading individuals in capital markets by all relevant independent publications, e.g. Juve, Chambers Global, IFLR, Legal 500, PLC and Who's Who Legal

Awards and recognitions


Leading name for Equity Capital Markets
Legal 500 Germany


According to clients, Michael Schlitt "stands out with his excellent technical knowledge, pragmatism, teamwork and round-the-clock availability.
Chambers Europe


The "eager" and "trustworthy" Michael Schlitt "masters the full range from IPOs to capital increases to equity-linked products" with "outstanding motivation and commitment."
Legal 500 Germany


"In-depth experience in the industry" (Client)
JUVE handbook


Recommended lawyer for Capital Markets
Best Lawyers


"Very committed and experienced", "keeps up with new developments at all times, capable, competent transaction handling", "pleasant to work with, very pragmatic" (Competitors)
JUVE handbook


Recommended lawyer for equity issues and IPOs
JUVE handbook


Michael Schlitt has a stellar reputation in ECM for his work on international IPOs and rights issues.
Chambers Global


Capital Markets: Equity (Germany)
Chambers Global

Education and admissions


Dr. iur., Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, 1996

Second State Exam in Law, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, 1994

First State Exam in Law, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, 1992

Representative experience

Advising Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale on the inaugural issue of promissory notes to International Investment Bank.

Advising Commerzbank AG on the placement of €1m Hornbach shares.

Advising Repower AG on the issue of promissory notes totaling €50m.

Advising BNP Paribas and Commerzbank on the €12.8m capital increase of Tom Tailor Holding AG.

Advising Berenberg and UBS on the placement of a convertible bond of investment company Aurelius.

Advising Berenberg, Bankhaus Lampe and Kempen & Co on the capital increase of HAMBORNER REIT AG.

Advising Shop-Apotheke Europe N.V. on its € 115m initial public offering at the Frankfurt stock exchange.

Advising Berenberg and M.M. Warburg on the capital increase of MPC Münchmeyer Petersen Capital AG.

Advising va-Q-tec AG on its € 83m initial public offering at the Frankfurt stock exchange.

Advising Baader Bank on the 10%-capital increase of Deutsche Beteiligungs AG.

Advising Citigroup on a share dividend for more than 4.6bn shares of Deutsche Telekom AG.

Advising Vibracoustic GmbH on the preparation of its proposed initial public offering.

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