Find Lawyers in Munich, Germany for Capital Markets Law
Practice Area Overview
Market participants include companies as well as public entities and authorities, e.g. federal and national states but also municipalities. While private entities issue both new shares, i.e. participations in the company, and debt instruments like bonds to raise money, public entities only issue bonds. The markets are therefore also divided between stock and bond markets.
Although there is no time limit for trading in the secondary markets, the typical investment period for which money is provided is longer than one year. The capital markets are vital to national and global economies to channel savings and bring together investors – both private and institutional – and those entities being in need of money.
Capital Markets Law includes all kinds of legal services from advice and contractual documentation to disputes in connection with or arising from the issuance of or trading in financial markets instruments. To name but a few, the activities of a capital markets lawyer range from drafting bond conditions and prospectuses, application and admission to stock exchanges, dealing with supervising authorities, to litigation with respect to prospectus liability, liability due to incorrect ad hoc announcements or insider dealing, including class actions arising in that context.
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Having first worked for the law firm Schmidt-Sibeth, Heisse, Weisskopf, Kursawe in Munich Dr. von dem Knesebeck joined our Firm in 1999 and since then has worked at our Munich office. He is a certified specialist lawyer for tax law (Fachanwalt für Steuerrecht) and, in addition to doing client work, teaches at the University of Innsbruck. He is specialized in company and commercial law, IPOs, capital markets law, Mergers & Acquisitions including legal due diligence, The law governing ...
Dr. Johannes Weidelener, LL.M. is partner at Heussen‘s Munich office. He worked for several international law firms, lately for CMS Hasche Sigle. He is an acknowledged expert in the field of corporate and finance law, mostly involved in transactions. He advises on a continuous base in share deals and joint ventures as regards real estate and renewable energy transactions, often with an international focus. Further, he is a highly experienced expert with comprehensive insight in the fiel...
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