Dr. Karsten Müller-Eising is a distinguished equity capital markets lawyer, who has acted as the lead lawyer on a multitude of completed M&A and equity capital market (ECM) deals for more than 25 years. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings (IPOs), capital raisings, public takeovers, other equity and equity-linked transactions, refinancings, and restructurings. He advises international corporations, investors, and investment banks on capital markets, corporate, and stock corporation law, including corporate governance and regulatory issues. Karsten has a particular knowledge of the life sciences and the financial industries sectors. He also acts a civil law notary primarily on corporate matters.
Recent representative transactions include the voluntary public tender offer for all shares of GfK SE by KKR; the IPO of capsensixx; the representation of Phenomen Ventures in connection with the $1.1 billion IPO of Delivery Hero; and the German Federal Agency for Financial Market Stabilization, which manages the German Financial Market Stabilization Fund (SoFFin), in connection with the €2.5 billion (US$3.2 billion) rights offering of Commerzbank. Prior to joining Jones Day, Karsten worked on a number of landmark transactions, including the first mandatory convertible bond ever in Germany (Daimler Benz); the listing of DaimlerChrysler after its transatlantic merger; and the split of Depfa into two listed entities, an Irish bank and Aareal Bank. During the financial crisis in 2008 and 2009, he advised the German Ministry of Finance and the SoFFin on a series of transactions stabilizing Commerzbank, Germany's second-largest bank.
Karsten is a member of the German-American Law Association (DAJV) and the Association for Corporate Law (VGR — Gesellschaftsrechtliche Vereinigung).
Negative Interest Rates: Autorité des Marchés Financiers Takes Position on Information to be Included in Bond Prospectuses, European Capital Markets Update
- February 2019
Author, The In-House Lawyer Comparative Guide on Corporate Governance, Germany Jurisdiction
- February 11, 2016
Jones Day Breakfast: The German Securities Trading Act’s new clothes – Market abuse regime and other changes from the law amending financial market regulations due to European legal acts (FimanoG) (Des WpHG’s neue Kleider – Marktmissbrauchsrecht und weitere Änderungen durch das FimanoG)
- May 4, 2015
JDialog: How to Cross the Atlantic – U.S./German M&A
- October 6, 2014
BioM-Forum: IPO in the US - a reality
- May 19, 2014
JDialog: Aktuelles im Übernahme- und Prospektrecht (Recent Developments in German Takeover and Prospectus Law)
"Technically strong, very productive and enjoyable to work with."Chambers Global
- Notary Appointment (2011); University of Bonn (Dr. jur. 1992; Second State Examination 1991; First State Examination 1987)
- Federal Republic of Germany — Rechtsanwalt (lawyer); Frankfurt am Main — Notary
JUVE Handbook German Commercial Law Firms (2019/2020)
Chambers Europe (2017)
Chambers Global (2017)
Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers (2022)
Lawyer of the Year for Debt and Equity (Best Lawyers, 2022)
Legal 500 Deutschland (2016)
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