Laura Sophie Neumann is an associate in the Frankfurt office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the corporate finance team focusing on capital market transactions, with a particular experience in high-yield bond offerings and leveraged finance deals.

Ms. Neumann advises corporate issuers and borrowers in various industries, as well as investment bank and private equity funds on high-yield bond, leveraged, and other financing transactions with particular focus on the DACH region.

Ms. Neumann advises on:

  • Complex high-yield bond transactions (both under US and German law)
  • “Cross-over” and investment grade bond offerings
  • High-yield bonds in restructuring scenarios
  • Consent solicitations, including related liability management transactions

Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Neumann worked as a law clerk in the Capital Markets Practice in Latham's Frankfurt office and at another renowned law firm.

Ms. Neumann studied law at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg and at the Universidad de Salamanca. She obtained her doctorate with a thesis relating to capital markets law.

Ms. Neumann's experience includes advising:

Debt Offerings

  • TUI Cruises GmbH (€350 million bond offering; issuer’s counsel)
  • Progroup AG (€750 million bond offering; banks’ counsel)
  • ACCENTRO Real Estate AG (refinancing of bonds as well as postponement of mandatory special redemptions implemented by a consent solicitation process in accordance with the German Bond Act; issuer’s counsel)
  • TUI AG (€500 million sustainability-linked bond offering; issuer’s counsel)
  • Profine Group (€380 million bond offering; issuer’s counsel)
  • BayWa AG (€60 million hybrid bond offering; issuer's counsel)
  • Grünenthal GmbH (€300 million bond offering, issuer's counsel)
  • IHO Holding (€500 million sustainability-linked bond offering; banks’ counsel)

Equity Offerings

  • Douglas AG (IPO and listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, banks’ counsel) 

Bar Qualification

  • Rechtsanwältin (Germany)

Education

  • Second German State Exam, Higher Regional Court Frankfurt, 2022
  • Dr. iur., Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg, 2020
  • First German State Exam, Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg, 2018

Languages Spoken

  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Practices