Dr Julian Schulze De la Cruz

Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer)
Partner
Practice Group: Capital Markets

Julian Schulze De la Cruz is a partner of our Capital Markets Practice Group in our Frankfurt office. His practice focuses on capital markets (both ECM and DCM), 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 an international law firm in Frankfurt (Germany) and New York (USA)
  • Experience as Lawyer at an US-american law firm in Frankfurt (Germany)
  • With Noerr since 2016
  • Admitted to the Frankfurt Chamber of Lawyers (Germany)

Selected Projects

  • Fresenius Medical Care in the renewal and increase of its commercial paper program with a total volume of €1.5 billion (2021).
  • Advising Mutares SE & Co. KGaA on a €100m rights issue and uplisting to the regulated market (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (2021).
  • Advising Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co. KGaA on a € 86.5 million rights issue (2021).
  • Advising international investors on the €375 million IPO of Mister Spex on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (2021).
  • Advising Befesa S.A., listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, on the acquisition of American Zinc Recycling Corp. and a €332 million capital increase (2021).
  • Fresenius Medical Care on the issuance of several bonds with a total volume of US$ 1.5 billion (2021).
  • Syndicate banks COMMERZBANK, Kempen & Co. and ODDO BHF on the successful capital increase of Compleo Charging Solutions AG (2021).
  • The Social Chain AG on the successful placement of a convertible bond (2021).
  • Mutares on the successful placement and tap issue of a €80 million bond (Nordic bond) (2020/2021).
  • Softline Group on the acquisition of the majority stake in Softline AG (2020).
  • 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 (2020).
  • COMMERZBANK and ODDO BHF on the IPO of Compleo Charging Solutions AG on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Prime Standard) (2020).
  • Hauck & Aufhäuser and fashionette AG on the Company's IPO on the Scale segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (2020).
  • Federal Republic of Germany - Finance Agency GmbH on a further stabilization package of TUI AG in the amount of €1.8bn (2020).
  • The Social Chain AG on its €20.2m capital increase (2020).
  • Baader Bank and COMMERZBANK on the €58.3m capital increase at Deutsche Industrie REIT-AG (2020).
  • TAG Immobilien AG in the placement of a €470m convertible bond and a purchase offer for outstanding convertible bonds in the amount of €131m (2020).
  • Fresenius Medical Care on the issuance of a bond with a volume of US$1.0bn (2020).
  • DFV Deutsche Familienversicherung AG on its €32.4m capital increase (2020).
  • Fresenius Medical Care on the issuance of several bonds with a total volume of €1.25bn (2020).
  • Jefferies and ODDO BHF on the €50.1m capital increase of Deutsche Konsum REIT-AG (2020).
  • SDAX listed RIB Software SE on the public takeover bid by Schneider Electric (2020).
  • Fresenius Medical Care on the issuance of several bonds with a total volume of €1.75bn and US$500m (2019).
  • DEMIRE Mittelstand Real Estate AG on the issuance of a €600m crossover bond (2019).
  • Hertha BSC GmbH & Co. KGaA on the increase of the shareholding of TENNOR Holding (2019).
  • 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) (2019).
  • Gateway Real Estate AG on the re-IPO on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Prime Standard) and a €180m private placement (2019).
  • Fosun International on the strategic acquisition of Tom Tailor Holding SE through a voluntary public tender offer and a capital increase (2019).
  • DFV Deutsche Familienversicherung AG and the syndicate banks on the IPO on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Prime Standard) (2018).
  • Fresenius Medical Care on the initial establishment of a €10bn EMTN program and the issuance of a €500m bond (2018).
  • TAG Immobilien AG in the private placement of a €262m convertible bond and a purchase offer for outstanding bonds in the amount of €310m (2017).

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

  • 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