International Perspectives on Direct Listings

Spotify and Slack have done it and AirBnB could soon follow: more and more renowned companies are going public by way of a so-called direct listing. Different from traditional IPOs, shares are only admitted to trading and no fresh money is raised. Capital market lawyers from different countries explain how

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Internationaler Blick auf Direct Listings

Spotify und Slack haben es getan und AirBnB könnte bald folgen: mit einem so genannten Direct Listing gehen immer mehr namhafte Unternehmen an die Börse, insbesondere Start-ups. Im Unterschied zum klassischen IPO werden dabei Aktien des Unternehmens nur zum Handel zugelassen und kein frisches Kapital aufgenommen. Wie dies genau funktioniert

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Ben Constance

Ben Constance is a corporate practice group partner at DWF based in Singapore. He assists private equity, venture capital and corporate clients in relation to mergers and acquisitions, divestments, joint ventures and strategic commercial contracts. With over 15 years' experience at law firms in the Middle East, Asia and Australia,

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Hasse Olesen

Hasse Olesen is an Attorney-at-Law and Partner at Christensen Partners (Copenhagen/Denmark). His main areas of work are general corporate law, including a focus on commercial agreements, corporate transfers and corporate law matters. Hasse has in-depth knowledge of and experience with a wide variety of commercial contract and contract types. In

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Alexandra Radu

Alexandra Radu is a Partner at Bulboacă & Asociații in Bucharest (Romania), coordinating the Corporate/M&A and Competition practices. She has more than a decade of transactional experience as an M&A lawyer and is highly experienced in all aspects of M&A, corporate reorganizations, post-acquisition restructuring and competition compliance, drafting and negotiating

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Matthias von Oppen

Matthias von Oppen, LL.M is is a partner in the corporate department of Ashurst based in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). He specialises in corporate transactions with a particular emphasis on equity capital markets work and listed companies advice. He has an impressive track record in connection with IPOs, rights offerings

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Arnoldo Troconis

Arnoldo Troconis has been a partner at D’Empaire Reyna Abogados based in Caracas (Venezuela) since 1996. He specializes in Corporate Law as well as Mergers and Acquisitions, representing both foreign and national companies. He is currently the legal representative to several foreign companies such as United Airlines in Venezuela (prior

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Dr Angelika Yates

Dr Angelika Yates is an experienced corporate lawyer and Partner at Addisons Sydney (Australia) holding dual qualifications in German and Australian law. She is uniquely equipped to provide integrated legal advice to Australian subsidiaries of European multinational groups operating in Australia. She is able to combine Australian and European perspectives

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