Joe has over 20 years of extensive experience in international capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings, rights issuances, accelerated primary and secondary offerings, Rule 144A transactions, US registered offerings, private placement transactions and debt offerings, as well as cross-border mergers and acquisitions, dual track processes and other corporate transactions. He has worked across a broad range of industries, including chemicals, life science, real estate and the automotive industry. He formerly headed the firm´s Frankfurt office.
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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
  • Represented Joh. Berenberg, Gossler Co. & KG in a number of private placements in Europe and the United States via an accelerated bookbuilding process totalling over €1 billion.

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  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™ 2022 Germany: Leading Lawyer for Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • JUVE Handbook 2019/2020
  • Chambers Global 2020
  • Acritas Stars 2020, listed among independently rated lawyers
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2020
  • Chambers Europe

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Duke University School of Law, JD, Richard M. Nixon Scholar, 1996
Johns Hopkins University, MA, John Olin Fellow, 1990
University of Notre Dame, BA, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1988

New York
District of Columbia

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Joseph W. Marx

Insights & Events / Media

Düsseldorf, Germany / McDermott Event / November 20, 2019

Düsseldorf, Germany / Speaking Engagements / November 18 - 21, 2019