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Prof. Dr. Michael Schlitt

Partner
Frankfurt

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

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

JUVE handbook, 2016/2017

Representative Experience

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

Advising Bankhaus Lampe on the capital increase and rights issue of Manz AG.

Advising Bankhaus Lampe on the shares issue of Capital Stage.

Advising Deutsche Telekom on the placement of of approx. 2.6m Scout24 AG shares.

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

Education and admissions

Education

  • 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

2016/2017

Recommended lawyer for equity issues and IPOs.

JUVE handbook

2016/2017

"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

2016/2017

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

JUVE handbook

2016

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

Chambers Global

2017

Leading name for Equity Capital Markets.

Legal 500 Germany

2017

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

2017

Recommended lawyer for Capital Markets.

Best Lawyers

2017

Leading lawyer for Capital Markets.

IFLR1000

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