Rudolf Haas is a partner in the Frankfurt office of Latham & Watkins. He practices in the firm's Corporate Department, focusing on capital markets and stock corporation law. Many of the matters he advises on are cross-border transactions. He has worked on debt offerings and bond repurchases as well as IPOs, dual listings and secondary equity offerings. In M&A transactions he also advises in securities issues, such as tender offers and share-for-share exchanges.
Mr. Haas is a “recommended lawyer” for Capital Markets in The Legal 500 EMEA (2011).
Mr. Haas is a member of the International Bar Association.
Rudolf Haas' recent representative matters include advising:
- Fosun International on the acquisition of 23.16% in listed German clothing retailer Tom Tailor Holding AG
- NordLB (as issuer) on a Pfandbrief (German covered bond) issued to institutional investors in the US under Rule 144A. This is the first issuance of a German covered bond under Rule 144A since 2002 (US$1 billion)
- Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale in the issue of €400 million subordinated instruments due 2020 and €1 billion Jumbo Pfandbrief due 2021
- Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank, IKB, UniCredit Group and WestLB as initial purchasers on the offering of €203 million Senior Unsecured Notes of ALBA Group plc & Co. KG
- JP Morgan, Credit Suisse and Merrill Lynch as initial purchasers in the issuance of €475 million 6 1/4 % Senior Secured Notes due 2029 by German cable operater UnityMedia, the first high-yield bond with a 15-year maturity
- JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley in the debut “yankee” bond offering by German residential real estate company Deutsche Annington SE (transaction volume US$1 billion)
- Credit Suisse in the exchange offer by German cable operator Unitymedia for various notes issued by companies of Kabel BW Group in the context of integrating Kabel BW into Unitymedia (transaction volume €2.1 billion)
- M.M.Warburg & CO KGaA and Close Brothers Seydler Bank AG on the offering of bonds with a total aggregate amount of €100 million by PNE Wind AG
- Bayer AG on the €16.9 billion public takeover offer for Schering AG