Dorothee Fischer-Appelt is a New York and English-qualified shareholder with 24 years' experience in international capital markets and M&A transactions. She represents companies, financial institutions and selling shareholders in connection with international equity and debt capital markets transactions, including IPOs, secondary equity offerings, structured equity offerings, convertibles, warrants, block trades, high yield offerings, Rule 144A debt offerings, covered bonds, exchange offers and consent solicitations.
Dorothee practiced with a leading firm in New York from 1997-2003 before re-locating to London and worked on numerous SEC-registered equity and debt offerings during that time and counselled several large U.S. companies on their ongoing reporting obligations. She is also experienced advising on M&A transactions and finance related restructurings. She advises clients from a broad range of industries, including banking and insurance, life sciences, real estate and industrials. She has been practicing as a partner since 2006. Her recent experience includes:
- Advising Luxembourg-based Aroundtown, a real estate company listed in Germany, on U.S. securities law and SEC cross-border tender offer rules in relation to its public tender offer of its shares to shareholders of TLG Immobilien AG, which created Europe’s third largest and Germany’s largest commercial real estate company.
- Acting as U.S. issuer’s counsel on the Rule 144A IPO of Brockhaus Capital Management AG, a technology group that acquires high-growth technology companies in German medium-sized companies, on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
- Acting as issuer’s counsel on the proposed EUR 500 million IPO of Velero Immobilien AG on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
- Represented Nomad Foods Limited, the largest frozen food company in Europe, on a Rule 144A offering by its wholly-owned subsidiary Nomad Foods Bondco plc of EUR 750 million aggregate principal amount of 2.50% senior secured notes due 2028 in June 2021, listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange, as well as a tap issuance of EUR 50 million aggregate principal amount of additional notes in July 2021.
Dorothee is recognised by The Legal 500 UK 2023 Guide for her expertise in both equity and debt capital markets. The IFLR1000 Europe 2023 also lists the London office in their Debt and Equity rankings.