Caspar Schmelzer

Caspar Schmelzer

Counsel, Corporate; Capital Markets

Caspar Schmelzer focuses primarily on capital markets transactions, advising clients in a variety of industries, including technology, automotive, consumer goods, financial and manufacturing.

Bio

Mr. Schmelzer’s recent experience prior to joining Skadden includes advising:

  • Siemens in the spin-off and listing of Siemens Energy;
  • BAWAG Group in its initial public offering;
  • the underwriters in the listing and offering of JOST Werke by way of a private placement;
  • Schaeffler AG as issuer’s counsel in the listing and offering by way of a private placement;
  • Sixt Leasing AG in its initial public offering;
  • the underwriters in the initial public offering of KION Group AG;
  • VTG in its €280 million rights offering;
  • Adidas in its €500 million equity-neutral convertible bond;
  • the underwriters in the €8 billion rights offering of Deutsche Bank;
  • thyssenkrupp in its €1.4 billion capital increase;
  • Diebold in its public takeover of Wincor Nixdorf AG;
  • Vonovia SE in the placement of secondary and primary shares with a total volume of €500 million;
  • Deutsche Wohnen in its public takeover of GSW Immobilien AG; and
  • Deutsche Annington Immobilien SE (now: Vonovia) in its initial public offering.

Prior to joining Skadden, Mr. Schmelzer worked as a senior associate in the Frankfurt office of another law firm.

Credentials

Education

  • LL.M., Fordham University School of Law, 2008
  • Second State Exam, Dusseldorf Higher Regional Court, 2010
  • LL.B., University of Giessen, 2007
  • First State Exam, University of Giessen, 2007

Admissions

  • Frankfurt am Main

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • French

Caspar Schmelzer