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About Dr. Christoph Gleske

Christoph is a securities lawyer, member of our global transactions practice and global co-head of our financial institutions sector group.

He specialises in debt and equity capital markets. Christoph advises issuers and underwriters on IPOs, rights offerings, accelerated primary and secondary share offerings, as well as on convertible, exchangeable and straight bond offerings (including high yield under German law) and on liability management transactions, including debt or hybrid to equity exchanges.

His practice is known for a broad range of innovative debt capital markets products such as hybrid capital products structured to address banking or insurance regulatory, tax, rating and/or accounting requirements. Christoph also regularly advises issuers on compliance with capital markets regulations.

Before joining the firm, Christoph was employed with the Directorate General Competition of the European Commission, Brussels.

Christoph speaks German and English.

Recent work

  • Advising HOCHTIEF on its acquisition (alongside ACS and Atlantia) of toll-road operator Abertis. Read more about the deal in our case study.
  • Advising on the IPOs of Zalando, pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank, EDAG Engineering, windeln.de, Vonovia, KION, GSW Immobilien and on rights issues by Aareal Bank, Continental and Vossloh.
  • Advising Deutsche Bank, Aareal Bank, DZ BANK and Deka Bank on their respective debut issuances of CRR-compliant Additional Tier 1-instruments.
  • Advising on convertible bond transactions by MTU Aero Engines and Salzgitter as well as Fresenius and Fresenius Medical Care on the first-ever issuance of synthetic convertible bonds by German issuers.
  • Advising in connection with debt issuance programmes, standalone bonds and/or hybrid capital instruments by issuers such as Bertelsmann, Continental, Daimler, Deutsche Börse, the Federal Republic of Germany, IVG Immobilien, Linde, Merck, Münchener Hypothekenbank, Porsche, Südzucker, TUI, ZF Friedrichshafen, Aton, Georgsmarienhütte, Otto, Behr, Claas and Georg von Holtzbrinck.