Simon Weiß focuses his practice on capital markets transactions and has a wealth of experience across IPOs, capital increases, equity-linked transactions and investment grade and high-yield bond offerings. He regularly advises issuers, underwriters and other key market players in a wide range of complex domestic and cross-border transactions.

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  • Advising as transaction counsel the issuer APONTIS PHARMA AG, its main shareholder, the investment company Paragon Partners, as well as the joint bookrunners Hauck & Aufhäuser and M.M.Warburg on the IPO at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
  • Advising DZ Bank AG on the issue of a mandatory convertible bond by Schaltbau Holding AG
  • Advised Friedrich Vorwerk Group SE on its IPO on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
  • Advised Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG as sole global coordinator and sole bookrunner on the €250 million sale by Themis Beteiligungs-Aktiengesellschaft of its shareholdings in Dermapharm Holding SE
  • Advised Joh. Berenberg Gossler & Co. KG as Sole Global Coordinator on a capital increase of CORESTATE Capital Holding S.A. in the amount of €75 million

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  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™ 2022 Germany: Leading Lawyer for Capital Markets Law
  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2020


Higher Regional Court of Hamburg, Second State Exam, 2008
University of Mainz, First State Exam, 2006
University of Bayreuth, Law & Business Administration, 2005


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Simon Weiß

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