“He is extremely knowledgeable and a safe pair of hands.”Chambers Europe Germany 2018

Marcus C. Funke

  • Die Welle
  • Reuterweg 20
  • 60323 Frankfurt am Main
  • Germany

Prof. Dr. Marcus C. Funke is a partner in the Frankfurt office. He practices in Latham & Watkins' Corporate Department, advising major domestic and international clients in all aspects of securities and corporate law, particularly:

  • Initial public offerings
  • Rights offerings
  • Bonds
  • Corporate matters

As a member of the firm’s Financial Institutions Industry Group, Mr. Funke regularly advises financial industry participants as principals in securities transactions. He is listed among the best lawyers (Handelsblatt Best Lawyers 2019) and is highly regarded (IFLR1000 2019) for capital markets in Germany. Chambers Europe Germany commends him as “very commercial and entrepreneurial” and “very analytical and thoughtful in terms of weighing up options,” (2017) including that  “he has a brilliant brain and a sharp mind” (Chambers Global 2015). Legal 500 Germany 2017 praises him as an “excellent expert with an extremely high dedication to clients.”

Mr. Funke's recent representative matters includes advising: 

  • Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, and Leerink Partners in connection with the dual listing of MorphoSys AG on Nasdaq
  • Galenica Santé on its CHF1.9 billion IPO on SIX Swiss Exchange, one of the two largest IPOs in Switzerland in 2017        
  • trivago N.V., the global hotel search platform, on its IPO on Nasdaq
  • Sunrise Communications Group AG on the IPO on SIX Swiss Exchange, the largest IPO in Switzerland since 2006 and the largest telecommunications IPO in EMEA since 2004 (CHF2.3 billion)   
  • Barclays, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, and J.P. Morgan, as joint book-runners, in BMW Group’s US$4 billion notes offering, marking its debut issuance of debt in the US capital markets, as well as four follow-on offerings
  • Deutsche Bank and other bookrunners in connection with the €3.3 billion merger of TUI AG with its subsidiary TUI Travel plc. and concurrent admission to trading of new shares on the London Stock Exchange
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