Partner

Michael Neises

Frankfurt

+49 69 975 61-303 +49 69 975 61-200

Languages
German, English
Consulting focuses
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financing
  • Finance Law
  • Capital Markets
  • Going Public
  • Shareholder Activism
  • Stock Corporation Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Acquisition financing
  • Corporate finance
  • Project financing
  • Ship financing
  • Mezzanine/Debt fund financing
  • Capital market financing
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Vita

  • Admitted (Rechtsanwalt) / 2009 (Solicitor (England & Wales)) since 2001
  • Education and former activities
  • German Boutique Law Firm (Partner, Banking and Finance, Capital Markets Law; M&A) September 2010 – September 2013
  • Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP (Head of German Desk, London Office, Local Partner, Banking and Finance, Capital Markets Law; M&A)April 2008 – August 2010
  • BPP Law School – QLTT Solicitor (England and Wales)
  • Oktober 2004 – March 2008: Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP (Local Partner from 2007, Banking and Finance, Capital Markets Law; M&A)  October 2008 – March 2009
  • Clifford Chance LLP (Associate, Banking and Finance, Capital Markets Law)  February 2001 – September 2004
  • Second State Exam (State of Hesse)  Januar 2001
  • First State Exam (Lower Saxony)  October 1998
  • Law School (Universities of Marburg, Freiburg and Göttingen)October 1993 – October 1998
  •  Deutsche Bank AG Hannover / MagdeburgAugust 1990 – September 1993

Affiliations

  • DKS e.V. (Deutsche Kreditmarkt-Standards)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Law Society
  • Rechtsanwaltskammer Frankfurt am Main
  • Frankfurter Juristische Gesellschaft e.V.
  • German Lawyer Association (DAV)

Michael Neises's Distinctions

JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2021/2022
Handelsblatt: Deutschlands Beste Anwälte 2021
Handelsblatt: Deutschlands Beste Anwälte 2021
Best Lawyers 2022
Legal 500 EMEA 2021
Leaders League 2021
Legal 500 Germany 2021
Handelsblatt: Deutschlands Beste Anwälte 2020
Best Lawyers 2021
Legal 500 EMEA 2020
Legal 500 Germany 2020
Handelsblatt: Deutschlands beste Anwälte 2019
Best Lawyers 2020
Legal 500 EMEA 2019
Legal 500 Germany 2019
JUVE Award 2016

Events

Speaker at Conferences (e.g. Structured Finance Conference, Stuttgart, 2020, 2019, 2018: expert slots on “Recent Trends in Covenant-Lite and Covenant-Loose Financings”; Restructuring Summit, Frankfurt; C5 Commercial Lending, Amsterdam und Frankfurt; Euroforum, Frankfurt)

Publications

2021

Unlimited Personal Liability of Shareholders in Air Berlin PLC as a result of BREXIT?
Update Shareholder Activism No. 3
Der Fall GameStop – Handlungsmöglichkeiten für börsennotierte Unternehmen nach deutschem Recht im Falle eines Short Squeeze
Update Shareholder Activism No. 2

2020

Liquidity support through “unlimited” loan guarantees – Update – including KfW quick loan program and initial emergency measures by German states (Bavaria, HH, NRW)
Update capital markets | special newsletter coronavirus
Effects on existing corporate loan agreements under german law
Special newsletter coronavirus by Sandra Pfister, LL.M. (University of Sydney), Michael Neises

2019

Covenant-Lite und Covenant-Loose-Finanzierungen
Update Banking & Finance, April 2019

2017

Chambers Fintech Guide
Chapter: Germany Law and Practice
FinTech Guide 2018
Chambers and Partners, 22. September 2017

2016

Trends bei Financial Covenants
Finance special supplement to 12th Structured Finance, 11-12/2016, p. 14
Proposal of the EU Commission for a new Prospectus Regulation
Update Capital Markets,  January 19, 2016

2015

New Delisting Legislation
Update Capital Market Law, November 4, 2015
Neue Gesetzgebung zum Delisting
Update Kapitalmarktrecht, November 2015
Worauf Fintech-Start-ups beim Börsengang achten sollten
Börsen-Zeitung, August 1, 2015

2014

Abbildung von Rechtsstreitigkeiten im (Konzern-) Jahresabschluss
Bond Guide Online, November 26, 2014
Abbildung von Rechtsstreitigkeiten im (Konzern-) Jahresabschluss börsennotierter Unternehmen – ein Prüfungsschwerpunkt der Deutschen Prüfstelle für Rechnungslegung in 2015
Update Kapitalmarktrecht, November 11, 2014

2013

Neue BGH-Rechtsprechung zum Delisting
Update Kapitalmarktrecht, November 2013
Mittelstands-Bondmarkt bedarf weiterer Professionalisierung
Börsen-Zeitung, 14 May 2013 (Co-Author)
The M&A market within Germany
Euromoney Yearbook International Mergers & Acquisitions, April 2013

2012

Wichtige Änderungen des Freiverkehrs der Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse
Unternehmer Edition, April 2012, S. 20 ff. (Co-Author)

2010

Polish IPOs – eine Erfolgsgeschichte
Börsen-Zeitung, 14 May 2010, S. 19 (Co-Author)

2009

Fundamental Changes for German Stock Corporations by the new Appropriateness of Management Remuneration Act
EuroWatch, 15 September 2009 (Co-Author)

Lectures

2019

How Activists Prevent Buyouts in the EU: Squeeze Outs and Hold Outs
March 6, 2019 in London

2016

Recent Developments in the German Finance Markets
WSG Banking & Finance Group Meeting 2016, February 5, 2016, in Frankfurt am Main
The Syndicated Loan – recent Developments regarding Documentation and Restructuring
presentation during “Financial Restructuring I – Special Situation Financing” conference organized by Dr. Wieselhuber & Partner in Frankfurt on September 21, 2015, Düsseldorf on November 2, 2015, Hamburg on November 9, 2015Berlin on November 23, 2015, Stuttgart on January 18, 2016, Munich on January 25, 2016

2015

Aktuelle rechtliche Herausforderungen bei der Investor Relations-Kommunikation - Die Selbstbefreiung von der Ad-hoc-Mitteilungspflicht
CIRO - Alumni - Workshop,  18th DIRK – Conference in Frankfurt

2013

Speaker at Conferences
(Restructuring Summit, Frankfurt; C5 Commercial Lending, Amsterdam and Frankfurt, Euroforum, Frankfurt)
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