Franziska Albers-Schönberg

Senior U.S. Associate, Frankfurt

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Overview

Fran advises corporate clients and investment banks in connection with equity and debt capital markets transactions across the European Union, Switzerland and emerging markets. She has specialised experienced in initial public offerings and stock exchange listings, rights issues and bond offerings, as well as liability management transactions.

Work highlights

Fran's recent experience includes advising on the following transactions:

  • Medacta Group SA’s IPO on SIX Swiss Exchange (underwriters' counsel)
  • Qingdao Haier Co., Ltd. on its listing of D-Shares on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange / China-Europe International Exchange (CEINEX)
  • Bayer AG’s entire capital markets financing of the acquisition of Monsanto (underwriters' counsel)
  • Sensirion AG on its IPO on SIX Swiss Exchange
  • Gategroup Holding AG’s (aborted) IPO on SIX Swiss Exchange (underwriters’ counsel)
  • Volkswagen AG - EUR 12.5 billion bond issuance (underwriters’ counsel)
  • Aryzta AG’s EUR 800 million rights issue (underwriters’ counsel)
  • Almaviva S.p.A. on a EUR 250 million high-yield bond offering
  • Lonza Group’s CHF 3.2 billion rights issue to finance the acquisition of Capsugel (underwriters’ counsel)
  • Credit Suisse (Switzerland) on its (aborted) IPO on SIX Swiss Exchange
  • RHI Magnesita N.V. on its London Stock Exchange and Vienna Stock Exchange listings
  • ASR N.V.’s EUR 1.0 billion IPO on Euronext Amsterdam (underwriters’ counsel)
  • Detsky Mir’s USD 355 million IPO on the Moscow Exchange (underwriters’ counsel)
  • The Russian Federation – sovereign bond issuances (underwriters’ counsel)

Professional experience

2019 to date - Senior U.S. Associate, Frankfurt
2017-2018 - U.S. Associate, Frankfurt
2015-2017 - U.S. Associate, London
 

Education and qualifications

  • 2015 – Juris Doctor (High Honors, Order of the Coif), The George Washington University
  • 2005 – B.A., International Relations (Honors), Princeton University

Proficient in German, English, French and Italian