Julian Schulze De la Cruz

Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer)
Partner
Co-Head Capital Markets
Practice Group: Corporate

Julian Schulze De la Cruz is a partner in our Frankfurt office and co-head of our Capital Markets Practice Group. His practice focuses on capital markets transactions (both ECM and DCM), Public & Private M&A transactions as well as the ongoing corporate law advice to listed companies.

Expertise

  • Capital markets law
  • Corporate law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

Career

  • Legal studies at the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg (Germany)
  • Promotion at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (Germany)
  • Intermediate diploma of Business Administration at the FernUniversity Hagen (Germany)
  • Experience as Lawyer at a leading international law firm in Frankfurt (Germany) and New York (USA)
  • Experience as Lawyer at a leading US-american law firm in Frankfurt (Germany)
  • With Noerr since 2016
  • Admitted to the Frankfurt Chamber of Lawyers (Germany)

Selected Projects

  • Fresenius Medical Care on the issue of bonds in the nominal value of €750m
  • Deutsche Industrie Grundbesitz AG on the first cross-border merger of a German public company with a Dutch N.V.
  • TAG Immobilien AG on a €202 million rights issue and the first-time launch of a €3bn EMTN program
  • CECONOMY on the issue and admission of 125.8 million new shares from a capital increase through contributions in kind and the issue of convertible bonds with a nominal value of €151m
  • EQS Group AG on its successful rights issue in the amount of €45 m
  • Compleo Charging Solutions AG on its rights issue in the amount of €54.6m
  • Deutsche Industrie REIT-AG on the €800 million delisting takeover offer by Dutch CTP N.V.
  • Veganz Group AG and the accompanying syndicate banks M.M. Warbung and Quirin Privatbank in the company's IPO on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Scale segment)
  • Fresenius Medical Care on the renewal and increase of its commercial paper program with a total volume of €1.5bn
  • Mutares SE & Co. KGaA on a €100m rights issue and uplisting to the regulated market (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
  • Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co. KGaA on a €86.5m rights issue
  • International investors on the €375m IPO of Mister Spex on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
  • Befesa S.A. on the acquisition of American Zinc Recycling Corp. and a €332m capital increase
  • Fresenius Medical Care on the issuance of several bonds with a total volume of US$ 1.5bn
  • Quirin Privatbank on the support and placement of a green bond of hep global
  • futurum bank on the approval of up to €9 billion bitcoin-backed perpetual bonds issued by Iconic Funds BTC ETN GmbH
  • Mutares on the successful placement and tap issue of a €80m bond (Nordic bond)
  • Syndicate banks COMMERZBANK, Kempen & Co. and ODDO BHF on the successful capital increase of Compleo Charging Solutions AG
  • The Social Chain AG on the successful placement of a convertible bond
  • Softline Group on the acquisition of the majority stake in Softline AG
  • CECONOMY in agreement with Convergenta to simplify the corporate structure at MediaMarktSaturn in a total volume of €815m, including a capital increase in kind and the issue of convertible bonds
  • Syndicate banks COMMERZBANK and ODDO BHF on the IPO of Compleo Charging Solutions AG on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Prime Standard)
  • fashionette AG and Hauck & Aufhäuser as accompanying bank on the Company's IPO on the Scale segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
  • Federal Republic of Germany - Finance Agency GmbH in the preparation of the model documentation for the WStF and on a stabilization package of TUI AG in the amount of €1.8bn
  • The Social Chain AG on its €20.2m capital increase
  • Baader Bank and COMMERZBANK on the €58.3m capital increase at Deutsche Industrie REIT-AG
  • TAG Immobilien AG in the placement of a €470m convertible bond and a purchase offer for outstanding convertible bonds in the amount of €131m
  • Fresenius Medical Care on the issuance of a bond with a volume of US$1.0bn
  • Fresenius Medical Care on the issuance of several bonds with a total volume of €1.25bn
  • DFV Deutsche Familienversicherung AG on its €32.4m capital increase
  • Syndicate banks Jefferies and ODDO BHF on the €50.1m capital increase of Deutsche Konsum REIT-AG
  • SDAX listed RIB Software SE on the €1.4bn public takeover bid by Schneider Electric
  • Fresenius Medical Care on the issuance of several bonds with a total volume of €1.75bn and US$500m
  • DEMIRE Mittelstand Real Estate AG on the issuance of a €600m crossover bond
  • Hertha BSC GmbH & Co. KGaA on the increase of the shareholding of TENNOR Holding
  • Frequentis AG on its IPO to the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (General Standard) and the regulated market of the Vienna Stock Exchange (together with CERHA HEMPEL)
  • Gateway Real Estate AG on the re-IPO on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Prime Standard) and a €180m private placement
  • Fosun International on the strategic acquisition of Tom Tailor Holding SE through a voluntary public tender offer and a capital increase
  • DFV Deutsche Familienversicherung AG and the syndicate banks on the IPO on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Prime Standard)
  • Fresenius Medical Care on the initial establishment of a €10bn EMTN program and the issuance of a €500m bond
  • TAG Immobilien AG in the private placement of a €262m convertible bond and a purchase offer for outstanding bonds in the amount of €310m

Distinctions

  • Recommended as a leading lawyer for capital markets law, Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers in Germany
  • Recommended as a leading lawyer for capital markets law, both ECM and DCM, Legal 500

Selected Publications

  • The Exemption Document for Public Exchange Offers under WpÜG under the new Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/528 (together with Philip M. Schmoll and Thomas Thies), in: WM 2022, p. 1817.
  • Success factors for rights issues, guest article in: Platow Recht, issue v. 16.6.2021 (with Stephan Schulz).
  • Simplified equity raising in the Corona crisis - A new type of prospectus is intended to remove obstacles to raising equity capital (together with Philip M. Schmoll), in: Börsenzeitung 2020, issue 230 v. 28.11.2020, p. 9
  • Possible restrictions of the creditor protection regulation of § 225 AktG in loan agreements or bond conditions (together with Laurenz Wieneke), in: WM 2020, p. 1720-1728
  • Comments on §§ 9-16 para. 2 SchVG, in: Reinhard/Schall, Commentary on the SchVG, 1st edition 2020
  • Exchange offers according to WpÜG in light of the new prospectus regulation (together with Philip M. Schmoll), in: WM 2020, p. 630-638
  • Not the big success - New prospectus law should make public exchange offers much easier - Much depends on the will to reform in Brussels, Börsenzeitung 2020, issue 32 as of 15/02/2020, p. 9
  • Der neue Normzweck des Rechts der Gesellschafterdarlehen und seine Auswirkungen auf den persönlichen Anwendungsbereich (PhD Thesis), Dunker & Humblot (Publication series: Abhandlungen zum Deutschen und Europäischen Gesellschafts- und Kapitalmarktrecht, issue 87), Berlin 2015
  • Das Stimmverbot nach § 136 I AktG bei der Entlastung von Vorstandsdoppelmandatsträgern (with Sven Petersen), in: NZG 2012, p. 453