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Dr. Alexander Honrath, Partner

Dr. Alexander Honrath


Rechtsanwalt, Bankkaufmann


German, English and French

Practice areas

  • Banking and finance
  • Capital market law
  • Commercial agreements
  • Financial services and markets regulation

Practice notes

Dr. Alexander Honrath is a Partner at Eversheds Sutherland in Munich. He is head of the Capital Markets practice group in Germany and the China Desk in Europe.

He advised both banks and businesses on more than 40 capital market transactions in Germany, China and Hong Kong regarding IPOs, capital increases and the acquisition of companies listed on the stock exchange. He also regularly advises on the procurement of debt capital and mezzanine financing.

In the area of debt financing, Alexander has furthermore developed and negotiated various financial products for international companies. Among his clients are national and international banks and listed companies, in particular from China.

Alexander has many years of experience in the banking business: In the past, he was head of operational investment banking as a Senior Vice President at HypoVereinsbank AG where he headed the technology team of the capital market division. In his previous position, he worked as a Director for WestLB Panmure.

The China Desk, which Alexander Honrath is the head of, advises both state and private companies from Asia when they enter the European market as well as German companies on their expansion to Asia.

Alexander is regularly recommended for capital market law, financing and corporate law inter alia by JUVE Handbuch and Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers.

Press reviews:

JUVE: Regular mentions since 2005: "Clients widely appreciate [...] Alexander Honrath's capital market practice" or that the "strong capital market practice of Alexander Honrath is known in the market".

Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers: Recommended for banking and finance law since 2018.

Alexander's recent experience includes:

  • Advice of a large German corporate group on a EUR 400m financing
  • Advice on several IPOs in China and Hong Kong
  • Advice of a Chinese telecoms company on a reverse takeover of a German company listed on the Frankfurt Regulated Market
  • Advice of a German corporate group on the sale of solar parks in Spain and the settlement of the investments with over 900 investors and several banks
  • Advice of two Chinese companies on their investment in two German companies in the healthcare sector
  • Advice to two financial institutions in the context of the financial crisis 2008
  • First IPO of a German company in Hong Kong
  • Financing of a Chinese acquisition in Germany with a volume of EUR 400 million
  • Restructuring of the financing of a DAX 100 company with nine banks
  • Investment of a Chinese automotive manufacturer in a German automotive manufacturer