Jana Sichelschmidt-Fringer is a member of the corporate finance team focusing on debt and equity capital market transactions.

Ms. Sichelschmidt-Fringer advises corporate (in various industries), sponsor, and investment banking clients on a variety of debt and equity capital markets transactions, with a particular focus on issuer clients in the DACH region, including: 

  • Complex high yield bond transactions (both under US and German law), including related liability management transactions 
  • Investment grade debt offerings
  • IPOs
  • Capital increases
  • Equity-linked transactions
  • Private placements

Prior to joining Latham & Watkins, Ms. Sichelschmidt-Fringer worked for leading law firms in London, Frankfurt, and Munich for several years.

Ms. Sichelschmidt-Fringer's experience includes advising:

Corporates (DACH/international)

  • Cheplapharm Arzneimittel GmbH (several bond offerings with a total issue volume of €1.5 billion; issuer’s counsel)
  • Progroup AG (€150 million bond offering; banks’ counsel)
  • IHO Holding (€2.1 billion bond offering; banks’ counsel)
  • BayWa AG (€500 million green bond offering; issuer’s counsel)
  • Kongsberg Automotive ASA (€275 million bond offering, including RCF financing; issuer’s counsel)

Sponsors (incl. P2P/restructuring)

  • Triton/RENK Group (€320 million bond offering; sponsor and issuer’s counsel)
  • Permira/Schustermann & Borenstein Group (€260 million bond offering; issuer’s counsel)

Real Estate (DACH)

  • Peach Property Group (several bond offerings with total offering volume of €550 million; issuer’s counsel)

Equity and Equity-linked Financings

  • home24 SE (IPO and listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange; banks’ counsel)
  • Siemens Healthineers AG (IPO and listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange; issuer’s counsel)
  • BayWa AG (€200 million hybrid bond offering; issuer’s counsel)

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)
  • Rechtsanwältin (Germany)

Education

  • Bar Exam (Germany), Higher Regional Court, Düsseldorf, 2011
  • MSc, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2011
  • Legal Practice Course, College of Law, London, 2007
  • LL.B, University of Birmingham, 2006

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Practices