Oliver Seiler

  • Partner
  • Eoliver.seiler@lw.com
  • Die Welle
  • Reuterweg 20
  • 60323 Frankfurt am Main
  • Germany
  • T +49.69.6062.6510


Dr. Oliver Seiler, a leading German equity capital markets lawyer, advises issuers and investment banks on initial public offerings and other capital market transactions.

Dr. Seiler advises on:

  • IPOs
  • Spin-offs
  • Capital raisings
  • Block trades
  • Equity-linked transactions

He delivers strong technical advice with a pragmatic, solutions-oriented approach. He draws on more than 20 years of experience to work skillfully with all stakeholders on a deal.

Dr. Seiler regularly appears in the top rankings of leading legal publications, including: Chambers Global, Chambers Europe Germany, IFLR1000, JUVE, and The Legal 500 Hall of Fame. Clients describe him as an “excellent lawyer for ECM” and “extremely competent and uncomplicated.”


Dr. Seiler’s experience, working for the issuer or the underwriters, includes:

German IPOs
  • Siemens Healthineers AG
  • PharmaSGP Holding SE
  • thyssenkrupp Elevator AG (proposed)
  • congatec Holding AG (proposed)
  • Springer Nature AG & Co. KGaA (proposed)
  • Rocket Internet SE*
  • Global Fashion Group S.A.
  • HelloFresh SE
  • Westwing Group AG
  • home24 SE
  • Hapag-Lloyd AG*
  • Evonik Industries AG*
  • Braas Monier S.A.*
  • Dermapharm Holding SE
  • Gateway Real Estate AG
  • Shop Apotheke Europe N.V.*
  • CureVac B.V. 
  • Jumia Technologies AG
  • MorphoSys AG
Spin-offs (Frankfurt Stock Exchange)
  • Allgeier SE/Nagarro SE (proposed) 
  • Siemens AG/Siemens Energy AG  
  • E.ON SE/Uniper SE*
Capital raisings (ABB / Rights Issues / PIPEs)
  • Siemens Healthineers AG
  • Covestro AG
  • DIC Asset AG 
  • Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
  • Ceconomy AG
  • thyssenkrupp AG*
  • E.ON SE
  • Consus Real Estate AG
  • Grenke AG
  • MorphoSys AG
  • Deutsche Beteiligungs AG*
  • alstria office REIT-AG*
Block trades
  • HelloFresh SE
  • Scout24 AG
  • TLG Immobilien AG*
  • Haldex AB

* Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Thought Leadership

  • COVID-19 in Germany: New Special Rules for Federal Investments in Stock Corporations -  April 06, 2020
  • FCA Proposes New Rules on Climate-Related Disclosures by Listed Issuers -  March 12, 2020
  • Direct Listing as Alternative to an IPO -  December 21, 2019

"One of the best capital markets lawyers in the German market"

"Excellent legal expertise, pragmatic and reliable, pleasant to work with, and straightforward"

JUVE 2019/2020
Bar Qualification
  • Rechtsanwalt (Germany)
  • Dr. iur., University of Mainz, 1997
  • LL.M., Cornell University, 1997
  • Second German State Exam, Higher Regional Court, Frankfurt, 1996
  • First German State Exam, University of Mainz, 1993
  • English
  • German
  • Capital Markets