Capital Markets

Our capital markets practice has an outstanding reputation for high profile IPOs and debt offerings as well as for handling innovative and complex cross-border capital markets deals.

We represent issuers, shareholders and underwriters on equity and debt offerings. Through our longstanding position as one of the leading capital markets teams in the Benelux, we have developed strong relationships with the key constituents in the Benelux capital markets, such as regulatory authorities, Euronext, the Luxembourg Stock Exchange, financial institutions and auditors, which enables us to get deals done for our clients and counsel them throughout the process.

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Stibbe advises Intervest Offices & Warehouses on its first ABB

Stibbe assisted Intervest Offices & Warehouses on its first capital increase through an accelerated book building.

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Stibbe advises the underwriters on the capital increase of WDP

Stibbe successfully advised the underwriters on the EUR 300 million capital increase of WDP, by means of accelerated book building.

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Stibbe advises Firmenich on merger with DSM

Stibbe advises Firmenich, the world’s largest privately-owned fragrance and taste company, on its merger with Royal DSM, to establish the leading creation and innovation partner in nutrition, beauty and well-being (DSM-Firmenich).

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Stibbe advises FL Entertainment

Stibbe advises FL Entertainment on its business combination with Pegasus Entrepreneurial Acquisition Company Europe B.V., a SPAC listed on Euronext Amsterdam.

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Services

Our capital markets team counsels clients through the entire process of capital markets deals, from initial structuring, through the disclosure document drafting process and the marketing period of the transaction, to issuance and trading. We can draw on the expertise of thought leaders in our firm in the key legal areas adjacent to the capital markets environment, such as financial reporting, corporate governance, executive compensation, tax, and financial regulation, to devise the most effective solutions for our clients.

Debt capital marketsOur debt capital markets lawyers provide tailored advice on financing structures in both the public and private sectors. Our expertise includes transactions and advisory on all types of debt instruments, regulatory capital, securitisations, covered bonds, repackagings, derivatives and other structured finance transactions.

Furthermore, we handle EMTN, commercial paper and covered bond programmes, convertibles, and RMBS and CMBS transactions. The team is also highly experienced in regulatory and structured finance matters, drawing on our in-house expertise in tax, finance, securities, regulatory, corporate, real estate and commercial law.

Equity capital markets Our equity capital markets team is one of the market leaders in the Benelux equity capital markets space. The team benefits from a deep bench of highly experienced lawyers who each have significant equity capital markets experience, ensuring high quality advice across the board. The team also advises clients on on-going corporate governance, financial reporting and disclosure matters, such as ESG-related disclosure issues.

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Recognition & Awards

"They are a top tier firm with high standards of work and with dedicated senior team members. I have been very impressed with the senior attention at such a busy time in the IPO market."

Chambers Europe
2022
Capital Markets

"Stibbe remains one of the strongest firms for equity matters in the Dutch market, with highly experienced practice heads Derk Lemstra and Pieter Schütte handling work for a client base which includes large financial institutions as well as prominent corporates across a wide range of industry sectors."

The Legal 500
2021
Capital Markets: Equity

"The team is pragmatic and has very good local knowledge."

Chambers Europe
2021
Capital Markets

"Compared to other firms we have dealt with recently, they are the most pragmatic and have a broader helicopter view."

Chambers Europe
2021
Capital Markets: Equity

"They are pragmatic and solution-oriented."

Chambers Europe
2021
Capital Markets

A client stresses that "the team is very much on top of things and very service-driven," adding that "the lawyers are focusing on getting the best result for their client."

Chambers Europe
2020
Capital Markets: Equity