Dr. Cristina Freudenberger
Cristina is named as a next generation partner for Germany – Debt Capital Markets in The Legal 500 EMEA 2021.
Cristina advises issuers and investment banks on capital markets law. She focuses on the issue, underwriting or placement of bonds, Schuldscheine, Pfandbriefe and structured products of any kind. Cristina also advises issuers and banks on the establishment and/or updating of Debt Issuance Programmes/EMTN Programmes, Structured Note Programmes and CP Programmes. Furthermore, Cristina advises financial institutions and financial technology (fintech) companies with respect to regulatory requirements for the provision of financial services by using innovative information technology. In this context, she has a particular focus on the structuring and offering of all types of capital markets products in compliance with the applicable regulatory framework. Prior to joining White & Case, Cristina worked as a trainee with a well-known investment bank in Frankfurt and for a major international law firm in Frankfurt in the Debt Capital Markets group.
Advised ADO Properties S.A. (ADO) on the issue of a senior unsecured corporate bond with an aggregate principal amount of EUR 400 million.
Federal Republic of Germany
Advised the Federal Republic of Germany on the issue of a EUR 7.5 billion bond.
Advised the Federal Republic of Germany on the tap issue of the 30-year federal bond by EUR 6 billion and an aggregate principal amount of EUR 14 billion.
Advised the Federal Republic of Germany on the first issue of a EUR 6.5 billion green federal bond.
Advised the joint bookrunners on the issuance of an inaugural bond issued by Ceconomy AG with an aggregate principal amount of EUR 500 million.
Advised the joint bookrunners on the first bond issue by Clearstream Banking AG with an aggregate principal amount of EUR 350 million.
Advised the joint lead managers on the bond issue of Covestro AG in the amount of EUR 1 billion.
Advised Deutsche Lufthansa AG on the issuance in two tranches of notes with a principal amount of EUR 1.5 billion. The first tranche has a principal amount of EUR 600 million and the second tranche has a principal amount of EUR 900 million.
Advised DIC Asset AG on its issuance of sustainability-linked promissory notes (Schuldscheindarlehen) with a volume of EUR 250 million.
Advised EnBW group on the issue of a EUR 500 million bond by EnBW International Finance B.V.
Advised E.ON on the issuance of a Green Bond with an aggregate principal amount of EUR 750 million.
Advised Eurogrid on the debut issuance Green Bonds with a total value of EUR 750 million.
Advised Evonik Industries AG on its first green hybrid bond issue with a volume of EUR 500 million and a concurrent tender offer relating to its outstanding EUR 500 million Subordinated Resettable Fixed Rate Notes due 2077 issued in 2017, which was the first issuance of a hybrid bond by Evonik Industries AG.
Advised the dealers on the assignment of 19 bonds with an aggregate principal amount of about EUR 11.5 billion, issued by innogy SE and innogy Finance B.V.
Advised the global coordinators and the bookrunners on the issue of hybrid bonds by OMV Aktiengesellschaft in the amount of EUR 1.25 billion.
Advised Symrise AG on the issue of a EUR 500 million bond.
Advised the dealers on the issue of a EUR 1.5 billion bond by Vonovia Finance B.V.
Next Generation Partner, The Legal 500 EMEA 2021, Germany – Debt Capital Markets