McDermott Advises Telefόnica S.A. on € 3.62 Billion Rights Offering of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG


1 October 2014 (FRANKFURT) — International law firm McDermott Will & Emery represented Telefónica, S.A., the majority shareholder of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG, in connection with the €3.62 billion rights offering of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG to partially finance the acquisition of E-Plus group from KPN N.V.

McDermott´s team was led by Frankfurt-based US corporate partner Joseph Marx and included Frankfurt-based corporate partners Philipp von Ilberg, Dr. Clemens Just and Dr. Martin Kniehase. In addition, the New York based corporate partners Joel Rubinstein and Rick Mitchell, as well as London-based corporate partner Nick Aziz advised on the transaction.

Marx commented: “We are very pleased to have advised Telefónica, S.A. on this very significant deal, which demonstrates our growing relationship with Telefónica, S.A. in Europe and the growth of our capital markets practice in Germany.”

McDermott worked closely on the transaction with a team from Spanish-based law firm Olleros Abogados led by Spanish corporate partner Jaime Olleros and supported by partner Gonzalo Ceron and associate Alicia Sanchez.

McDermott Will & Emery’s corporate practice represents a wide spectrum of business interests around the world, from global corporations and industry leading companies to privately funded and entrepreneurial driven enterprises, as well as the financial institutions that support them. The Firm’s Capital Markets and Public Companies Practice Group represents issuers and underwriters across a wide spectrum of capital market transactions globally. Operating from some of the world’s largest financial centers, McDermott securities lawyers have demonstrated success with deep experience on a broad range of transactions from small unregistered private placements to multibillion dollar registered underwritten offerings, from basic common stock to high-yield debt, to exotic hybrid instruments, often involving multiple issuers.

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