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Wolfgang Feuring

Of Counsel

Wolfgang Feuring

Of Counsel
Frankfurt +49-69-4272-5200+49-69-4272-5200 +49-69-4272-5210+49-69-4272-5210
[email protected]

Dr. Wolfgang Feuring is a member of the Firm’s General Practice Group. He is widely recognised as one of the leading corporate and capital markets lawyers in Germany.

Before joining Sullivan & Cromwell in 2001, Dr. Feuring was a partner of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and predecessor firms since January 1, 1992, where he advised industrial companies and financial institutions on international mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, development of new capital markets products and general corporate law questions.

After being admitted to the bar in 1981, Dr. Feuring worked in the business sector through 1991, first as assistant to the chairman of a German industrial group and then in the legal department of Deutsche Bank AG where he advised on equity and debt products and M&A transactions.

Rankings and Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers in Germany: Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Chambers Global (2002-2003, 2003, 2004-2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Chambers Europe (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • PLC Cross-border Finance: Secured Lending Handbook (2006, 2006-07, 2007-08)
  • PLC Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions Handbook (2003-2004, 2004-2005, 2005, 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008–2009)
  • PLC Cross-border Capital Markets Handbook (2009)
  • PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook (2001-2002, 2002-2003, 2003-2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011)
  • PLC Global Counsel Equity Capital Markets Handbook (2004-2005)
  • Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Banking Lawyers (2003, 2005)
  • Euromoney’s European Legal Experts (2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010)
  • Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Capital Markets Lawyers (2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009)
  • JUVE Handbook: Capital Markets (2015, 2016)
  • JUVE Handbook: Corporate/M&A (2015, 2016)
  • Who’s Who Legal: Germany, Capital Markets
  • The Legal 500 Deutschland (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • The Legal 500 EMEA (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • IFLR1000 (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)


SELECTED REPRESENTATIONS

Capital Markets
Mr. Feuring has wide-ranging experience of capital markets work, representing issuers, underwriters and selling shareholders. His experience includes:
  • IPOs: advising on many of the largest and most significant IPOs in Germany including advising underwriters or issuers on: Deutsche Pfandbriefbank and Sixt Leasing (2015); TLG Immobilien, Rocket Internet and Zalando (all 2014); Deutsche Annington, Evonik Industries and RTL Group (all 2013); Hochtief Concessions (2009); Tognum (2007); PATRIZIA Immobilien, Symrise, Wacker Chemie, Demag Cranes and Klöckner & Co. (all 2006); Wincor Nixdorf and Deutsche Postbank (2004); Deutsche Börse and Fraport (2001); and Jenoptik (1998)
  • Rights Issues: advising the underwriters on various transactions including: the €11 billion Commerzbank recapitalisation—the largest capital raising of a German issuer ever—(2011) as well as a further transaction (2013); UBS (2008); Deutsche Postbank (largest German rights offering in 2008); Merck (largest German rights offering in 2007); and Jenoptik (2003)
  • Equity-linked/debt: advising the underwriters or the issuer on a range of transactions, including: Schaeffler (2016); Deutsche Annington (2015 and 2013); KUKA (2013); and Fresenius Medical Care (2008)
  • Combined M&A/ECM transactions: advising on the share issuance and convertible bond offering associated with the acquisition of DEPFA BANK by Hypo Real Estate Holding (2007); and on the IPO track of the trade sales of Landesbank Berlin (2006–2007) and ista International (2005)
Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Advised IHO Holding GmbH & Co. KG on its purchase of all shares held by 3i Group plc and certain other shareholders in ATESTEO Group, at an undisclosed three-digit million Euro enterprise valuation
  • Advised Voith in the sale of its stake in KUKA AG
  • Advised Deutsche Annington in its public exchange offer to all shareholders of GAGFAH for $10.7 billion
  • Advised on the acquisition (including acquisition financing) of TRW by ZF Friedrichshafen AG
  • Advised on the acquisition of Dresdner Bank by Commerzbank
  • Advised on the acquisition of Winterthur by AXA
  • Advised RHJ International in its attempt to acquire IKB Deutsche Industriebank
  • Advised on the German legal aspects of the combination of Sanofi and Aventis
  • Advised the tenants in their participation as investors in the sale of Tank & Rast AG to a group of private equity investors
  • Advised the Messer Family in connection with the sale of Messer-Griesheim GmbH to a group of private equity investors
  • Represented InBev in the sale of its stake in Bremer Erfrischungsgetränke to Coca-Cola
  • Advised on the sale of Nienburger Glas GmbH, a subsidiary of Beck’s and Co.
  • Advised on the sale of Gardena Holding AG to a private equity investor
  • Advised on the merger of Rhône-Poulenc and Hoechst to form Aventis