Thilo Diehl

Partner, Frankfurt

Biography

“Thilo is an excellent lawyer providing invaluable advice by always considering the bigger picture.”
Legal 500 Germany 2021

Overview

Thilo is a partner in our global Capital Markets Practice and focuses on equity and debt capital markets transactions as well as public M&A.

Thilo regularly advises issuers, financial investors and underwriters on a wide range of public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, including initial public offerings (IPOs), rights offerings, accelerated primary offerings, secondary offerings, equity-linked and corporate bond offerings as well as high yield bonds. In addition, he focuses on public M&A transactions and regularly advises listed companies on capital markets compliance matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Thilo practiced at another major international law firm, both in its Frankfurt and London offices.

Bars and Courts
Rechtsanwalt
Education
LLM
Columbia Law School
Second State Exam
Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt
First State Exam
University of Münster
Languages
German
English

Experience

Friedrich Vorwerk
Advised the underwriters on the €414 million IPO of Friedrich Vorwerk.

Qatalyst Partners
Advising Qatalyst Partners on the EUR 4.886 billion public takeover offer by Renesas Electronics Corporation of Japan for Dialog Semiconductor Plc.

Adler Group
Advised Adler Group on its €400 million 3.250 % bond due 2025, its €400 million 2.750% bond due 2026 and its €1.5 billion 1.875%2.250% dual-tranche bond due 2026/2029

Adler Group
Advised Adler Group on its €450 million rights issue.

Drägerwerk
Advised Drägerwerk on its €80 million capital increase.

Adler Group
Advised Adler Group on the admission of 27,651,006 shares to trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Prime Standard) in connection with the public takeover of Adler Real Estate.

Consus Real Estate
Advised Consus Real Estate on its €450 million 9.625% bond due 2024.

Goldman Sachs
Advised Goldman Sachs as selling shareholder on the US$200 million IPO of Jumia Technologies on Nasdaq

Symrise
Advised the underwriters, including BNP Paribas and UniCredit, on the €400 million capital increase of Symrise.

Consus Real Estate
Advised Consus Real Estate on its €287 million rights issue.

Summit Germany
Advised Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank as initial purchasers on the €300 million 2.0% bond due 2025 of Summit Germany.

Cinven/JOST
Advised Cinven and JOST on JOST's €230 million IPO and listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Prime Standard).*

Delivery Hero
Advised the underwriters, including global coordinators Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, on Delivery Hero’s €1 billion IPO and listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Prime Standard).*

SGL Carbon
Advised the underwriters, including global coordinators Credit Suisse and Commerzbank, on the €180 million rights issue of SGL Carbon.*

Vonovia
Advised Vonovia on its €2.9 billion public takeover of conwert and its attempted €9 billion public takeover of Deutsche Wohnen.*

Midea/Kuka
Advised Midea on its €4.5 billion public takeover of Kuka.*

CVC/Douglas
Advised CVC on the€1.1 billion dual-tranche bond offering to finance the acquisition of Douglas.*

windeln.de
Advised windeln.de on its €205 million IPO and listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Prime Standard).*

SGL Carbon
Advised the underwriters, including global coordinators Commerzbank and HSBC, on the €267 million rights issue of SGL Carbon.*

Deutsche Annington/Gagfah 
Advised Gagfah on its €8.6 billion business combination with Deutsche Annington.*

Techem
Advised Techem on its €1.3 billion dual-tranche bond.*

 

* Matters prior to joining White & Case.

Awards and Recognition

Best Lawyer Germany in Capital Markets Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Handelsblatt 2021