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1 Equity Capital Markets Team Germany

2 2 Equity Capital Markets Team Germany Our strength is our experience with complex assignments Capital markets are difficult to predict and present serious challenges to investors and issuers. Both investment banks and corporate entities need competent support, especially when it comes to developing innovative and tailor-made structures; they need lawyers who have the necessary specialist knowledge coupled with the practical experience for implementing their ideas. This is why Allen & Overy s Equity Capital Markets team comprises only acknowledged experts who, thanks to their experience and expertise, ensure that we are very well versed with the ins and outs of the market and offer top-quality advice to our clients at all times. They re always on top of market trends, they are good at moving the process along. CHAMBERS EUROPE 2014, CAPITAL MARKETS Oliver Seiler has outstanding expertise, always provides pragmatic solutions and has great communication skills. LEGAL , CAPITAL MARKETS Allen & Overy LLP 2015

3 3 What you can expect from us Our expertise Experienced team members We are a team of excellent experienced lawyers rendering constructive, commercial and pragmatic advice, particularly when tackling unexpected issues. We have a wealth of experience in transaction management to guarantee a smooth and efficient process. Our lawyers have been involved in numerous high-profile deals. Integrated advice The German Equity Capital Markets team, led by Oliver Seiler and Knut Sauer, is supported by a first-class international equity team, including U.S. law specialists based in and elsewhere, which is consistently ranked in first-tier positions for equity and debt capital markets by Chambers Global and Legal 500. Marc Plepelits, U.S. capital markets partner in, heads our U.S. practice in Germany. Our lawyers work closely with other practice areas and our offices in the leading financial centres, including London, New York, Luxembourg, Moscow and Shanghai. Our international network spanning all 44 offices enables you to benefit from integrated and comprehensive advice in all aspects of capital markets law. Full-service German capability We work hand in hand with our colleagues in our offices in four of Germany s most important commercial centres: Düsseldorf,, Hamburg and Munich. Our German practice is highly rated by independent publications such as JUVE. It has a full-service capability with approximately 220 lawyers advising on all aspects of corporate, finance and banking, equity and debt capital markets and tax law. Our Equity Capital Markets team in Germany provides you with access to lawyers with a track record of advising our clients on some of the most complex securities offerings in Germany and all over Europe. Our experience with clients that operate, list or offer securities in multiple jurisdictions means that you will benefit from truly integrated German, U.S. and local law capabilities where appropriate. Areas of advice: initial public offerings (including Rule 144A placements with institutional U.S. investors) rights issues capital increases with the exclusion of subscription rights secondary placements and block trades dual listings issues of convertible and exchangeable bonds bonds with warrants other equity capital markets transactions (eg de-listings, up-listings etc) In addition, we provide ongoing capital markets advice for issuers and their board members (such as insider dealing, ad-hoc publicity, directors dealings and other ongoing obligations following a listing). Marc Plepelits gets the big picture and goes beyond being just a lawyer he is a true adviser on how to get the deal done. CHAMBERS EUROPE 2014, CAPITAL MARKETS

4 FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Allen & Overy LLP Bockenheimer Landstraße am Main Germany Tel Fax Key contacts Dr Oliver Seiler Equity Capital Markets Marc Plepelits U.S. Corporate Finance group Dr Knut Sauer Counsel Equity Capital Markets Some of the material in this brochure may constitute attorney advertising within the meaning of sections and of Title 22 of the New York Codes, Rules and Regulatory Attorney Advertising Regulations. The following statement is made in accordance with those rules: ATTORNEY ADVERTISING; PRIOR RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE A SIMILAR OUTCOME. GLOBAL PRESENCE Allen & Overy is an international legal practice with approximately 5,000 people, including some 527 partners, working in 44 offices worldwide. Allen & Overy LLP or an affiliated undertaking has an office in each of: Abu Dhabi Amsterdam Casablanca Doha Johannesburg London Riyadh (associated office) Rome Antwerp Dubai Luxembourg São Paulo Bangkok Düsseldorf Madrid Shanghai Barcelona Milan Singapore Beijing Hamburg Moscow Sydney Belfast Hanoi Munich Tokyo Bratislava Ho Chi Minh City New York Toronto Brussels Hong Kong Paris Warsaw Bucharest (associated office) Budapest Istanbul Jakarta (associated office) Perth Prague Washington, D.C. Yangon Allen & Overy means Allen & Overy LLP and/or its affiliated undertakings. The term partner is used to refer to a member of Allen & Overy LLP or an employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualifications or an individual with equivalent status in one of Allen & Overy LLP s affiliated undertakings. Allen & Overy LLP 2015 I CS1212_CDD-4948_ADD-53615_Brochure

5 OUR EQUITY CAPITAL MARKETS TEAM IN GERMANY Dr Oliver Seiler Tel Mobile Dr Oliver Seiler, LL.M. (Cornell University) and a German Rechtsanwalt, is a partner in Allen & Overy LLP. He heads the International Capital Markets Group in Germany and co-heads the firm s EMEA ECM practice. Oliver has broad experience in international equity capital markets transactions, particularly capital increases (rights offerings), IPOs, convertible and exchangeable bonds and block trade transactions/ accelerated bookbuilt offerings. He has also been widely published in these areas and has co-authored a number of legal handbooks and legal commentaries. All relevant independent publications, such as JUVE, Chambers Global and Handelsblatt Legal Success have identified Oliver as one of the leading individuals in the area of company and equity capital markets law. Marc Plepelits Tel Mobile Marc Plepelits is a partner in our office and heads our U.S. Corporate Finance team in Germany. He regularly advises issuers, underwriters and other market participants in connection with a wide range of capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings, capital increases and rights issues, high-yield bond and investment grade bond offerings and the issuance of convertible and exchangeable bonds. A particular focus of his work is on advising German, Austrian and Swiss companies on cross-border securities offerings. In addition, he advises on U.S. securities laws and corporate governance matters both in connection with corporate transactions and on an ongoing basis. Dr Knut Sauer Counsel Tel Mobile Dr Knut Sauer, LL.M. (University of Chicago), a German Rechtsanwalt and admitted as attorney at law in the State of New York, joined Allen & Overy LLP in He previously worked with an international law firm in and New York. He has extensive experience in a broad range of capital markets transactions, in particular IPOs, rights offerings, secondary offerings, block trades and private placements as well as convertible, exchangeable, high-yield and other corporate bond issues.

6 Dr Susanne Lenz Dr Camilla Kehler-Weiß Martin Schmidt Simon Weiß Tel Mobile Tel Mobile Tel Mobile Tel Mobile Dr Susanne Lenz, LL.M. (Pennsylvania), admitted as attorney at law in the State of New York and a German Rechtsanwältin, joined the U.S. Corporate Finance group in in 2010 after working at U.S. law firms in London and Düsseldorf. She specialises in and has extensive experience advising on equity capital markets transactions, U.S. private placements and high-yield and convertible bond offerings. Dr Camilla Kehler-Weiß, a German Rechtsanwältin, joined Allen & Overy LLP in 2008 as an associate in the International Capital Markets department. Camilla has extensive experience in capital markets transactions, eg IPOs, rights issues, convertible and exchangeable bond issues. Martin Schmidt regularly advises issuers, underwriters and other market participants in connection with a wide range of capital markets transactions, including investment grade and high yield bond offerings, initial public offerings and follow-on equity offerings. In addition, he advises on U.S. federal securities laws and corporate governance matters. Simon Weiß regularly advises issuers, underwriters and other market participants in connection with a wide range of capital markets transactions, including IPOs, capital increases and investment grade and high-yield bond offerings. His practice also includes capital markets-related regulatory advice, M&A and corporate governance matters. David Rath Associate Rita Nicole Thomas Associate Nadine Kämper Associate Tel Mobile Tel Mobile Tel Mobile David Rath regularly advises stock corporations and investment banks in connection with a broad range of capital markets transactions in particular IPOs, rights issues, accelerated bookbuilt offerings, block trades and convertible bonds issues as well as public M&A and (cross-border) merger transactions. Rita Nicole Thomas is an associate in the U.S. Corporate Finance Group and specialises in capital markets and finance transactions. She joined the office of Allen & Overy LLP after working for a publicly traded company where she advised on corporate governance and securities matters. She is qualified as an Attorney and Counselor at Law in the State of Texas. Nadine Kämper, a German Rechtsanwältin, joined Allen & Overy LLP in 2015 as an associate in the International Capital Markets department. Nadine specialises in capital market transactions. Allen & Overy means Allen & Overy LLP and/or its affiliated undertakings. Each partner contact listed here is a member of Allen & Overy LLP or an employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualifications or an individual with equivalent status in one of Allen & Overy LLP s affiliated undertakings. Allen & Overy maintains a database of business contact details in order to develop and improve its services to its clients. The information is not traded with any external bodies or organisations. Allen & Overy LLP 2015 CS1212_CDD-4948_ADD-50642_Team Insert

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