Lukas Greilich

Lukas Greilich

European Counsel, Capital Markets

Lukas Greilich focuses his practice on advising issuers, shareholders and underwriters on international equity capital markets transactions, including on equity-linked issuances, as well as general securities-related matters.


Mr. Greilich has significant experience in capital markets transactions, representing issuers, shareholders and underwriters in connection with initial public offerings, capital increases, rights offerings, block trades, and offerings of convertible and hybrid capital instruments. His practice also includes capital markets-related regulatory advice. His recent significant representations include advising:

Capital Markets (Equity)

  • FINN, a leading car subscription platform, in its US$110 million Series B financing round led by Korelya Capital, including both new and existing investors, with an implied company value of more than US$500 million;
  • Berenberg Capital Markets LLC and Craig-Hallum Capital Group LLC as underwriters in the proposed IPO of common shares and listing on Nasdaq of Sono Group N.V.;
  • Morgan Stanley and UBS as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners in connection with a capital increase of Bachem Holding AG;
  • Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan as joint bookrunners in the €842 million private placement of ordinary bearer shares and listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange of ABOUT YOU Holding AG;
  • Bank of America, Morgan Stanley and UBS in the €2.3 billion initial public offering of ordinary shares of Vantage Towers AG on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange; and
  • Jefferies and BofA Securities as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners in connection with capital increases of Zur Rose Group AG.

Capital Markets (Equity-Linked/Debt)

  • AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG on multiple issuance of participation rights; and
  • UBS and HSBC as global coordinators in connection with the €650 million and US$400 million senior notes offering of ams AG and the subsequent tap offering of €200 million and US$50 million.

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • phenox and its shareholders, including health care private equity investor SHS, on the sale of phenox to Wallaby Medical for a total consideration of €500 million including milestone payments;
  • Armira and Boxine in Boxine’s €1 billion business combination with 468 SPAC I SE, one of the first de-SPAC transactions in the market involving a German-listed blanc cheque company;  and 
  • SIGNA Sports United GmbH in connection with its US$3.3 billion initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange as a result of the de-SPAC merger with Yucaipa Acquisition Corporation. The merger also included the acquisition of WiggleCRC Group.

Mr. Greilich’s representations prior to joining Skadden include advising:

  • Goldman Sachs International, Morgan Stanley and Berenberg on the IPO of Global Fashion Group S.A.;
  • Siemens Healthineers AG on its IPO on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange;
  • Berenberg and ODDO BHF on the IPO of Dermapharm Holding SE on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange;
  • Deutsche Bank, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Berenberg, BNP Paribas and Rabobank on the IPO of HelloFresh SE on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange; and
  • ZF Friedrichshafen AG on the sale of a stake in Haldex A/B by way of an accelerated book building offering to institutional investors.



  • LL.M., The University of Sheffield, 2013
  • Second State Exam, Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt am Main, 2015
  • First State Exam, Humboldt University of Berlin, 2012


  • Frankfurt am Main


  • English
  • German

Lukas Greilich

European Counsel, Capital Markets