Hogan Lovells continues to strengthen global capital markets team

Hogan Lovells continues to strengthen global capital markets team with significant hires boosting Germany practice

Press releases | 04 July 2019

Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce that Mark Devlin and Dr. Susanne Ries (née Schäfer) will be joining as counsels in the firm's capital markets team, significantly boosting its capabilities.

Mark Devlin has extensive experience in assisting German and European companies and sovereign issuers in cross-border transactions, IPOs, bond issues, capital increases or high yield bonds. He will be based in the Frankfurt office and joins from Baker McKenzie, where he has been a partner since 2012. Mark Devlin previously worked for other international law firms in Frankfurt and New York. He studied law in Würzburg and Boston and graduated in 1996. A year later he was admitted as Attorney and Counsellor at Law in New York.

Susanne Ries joins from elumeo SE in Berlin, where she has been General Counsel since 2015. She returns to Hogan Lovells where she was a partner in the firm's capital markets team until 2015. During her time at Hogan Lovells, she was highly recommended by JUVE, Chambers and Best Lawyers. Susanne Ries has extensive expertise in advising companies and investment banks on IPOs, capital increases, convertible and corporate bonds. She passed her second state exam in 2001. In 1999 she obtained her Master's degree (LL.M.) from the London School of Economics/University of London and earned her doctorate in 2000. Susanne Ries will support the team from Berlin.

Prof. Dr. Michael Schlitt, Head of Capital Markets in Germany and Head of Corporate Capital Markets and Securities in Europe said: 

"Mark is one of the most experienced US lawyers in Germany and has a strong track record in international capital market transactions, and I am particularly pleased about the return of Susanne Ries, whom I have worked with since 2002. These appointments are another step in our continued push to strengthen and enhance the German capital markets practice group."