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Prof. Dr. Michael Schlitt


Prof. Dr. Michael Schlitt

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. 

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

"Always on the go" and "professionally excellent and pleasant and collegial in personal contact". (Competitor)

JUVE handbook, 2015/2016

Representative Experience

Deutsche Telekom AG on the sale of 13.2 million shares in the IPO of Scout 24 AG

Deutsche Bank and Bankhaus Lampe on secondary placement of shares of Hella KGaA Hueck & Co by certain selling shareholders

Salzgitter AG on issuance of convertible bonds

Bankhaus Lampe and Citigroup on the €430m IPO of Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.

Berenberg, Bankhaus Lampe and Kempen on the €101.6m rights issue by Hamborner REIT AG

Joint bookrunners Commerzbank and Citi as well as IKB as Co-Lead Manager on €100.2m convertible bond issue of SAF-HOLLAND S.A.

GRENKELEASING AG on the payment of a share dividend and a rights issue in connection thereto

COMMERZBANK and Deutsche Bank on €367m capital increase of Wirecard AG

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


[…] "excellent" Michael Schlitt. Head of the firm's capital markets practice in Germany, he is regarded as a "leading authority" on capital markets law.

Who's who legal


Schlitt is an outstanding lawyer - highly experienced with very extensive knowledge in legal developments, and progressive enough to think outside the box whilst conservative enough to protect clients.

Chambers Global


Michael is, in Frankfurt's capital markets area, a well regarded and well known lawyer. Mostly because he is incredibly hard working; he is really fighting for his clients. He has very good experience and knowledge. (Client)

Legal 500 Germany


Leading lawyer for Capital Markets (Equity)

Band 1, Chambers Europe


Michael Schlitt is the most famous name in the practice and advises "solution-oriented" and has "extensive product knowledge".

Legal 500 Germany


[Michael is] definitely one of the leading capital markets lawyers in Germany. He is very service-oriented, reachable and diligent. He can also handle more complicated issues and is knowledgeable about new innovative structures.

Chambers Global


Prof. Dr. Michael Schlitt ''has an excellent reputation'' and ''directs successfully the capital markets law team''.

Kanzleien in Deutschland


Recommended lawyer for Capital Markets

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