Dr. Rüdiger Malaun is a partner in the Munich office of Latham & Watkins. Dr. Malaun advises on capital market transactions, with a particular focus on debt capital market financings, including high-yield bonds and other debt instruments, as well as on equity and equity-linked capital markets instruments. In recent years, he has advised investment banks, corporate and sponsor clients on more than 45 high-yield bond transactions in Germany and other European jurisdictions and on large corporate bonds and hybrid capital securities issues in Germany. Mr. Malaun also advises on bank financing transactions and on bond restructurings.
Rüdiger Malaun is a “leading name” and a “recommended lawyer” for debt capital markets (JUVE 2015/2016, The Legal500 Germany 2016). Clients and competitors describe him as “the leading High Yield Bond expert in Germany”(JUVE 2015/2016). He is also listed as a “notable practitioner” for Capital Markets: Austria in Chambers 2015. He is among the “best lawyers” for Capital Markets in Germany (Handelsblatt Best Lawyers 2015).
IFLR1000 2013 states: “The jewel in Latham's capital markets crown is its high yield offering. The team is led by the respected Rüdiger Malaun, who is regarded as the leading expert in this area in Germany by many. In terms of its experience and the number and size of deals the firm is involved in, it is unsurpassed in Germany.” Furthermore, in 2012, IFLR1000 writes: “If you look at the German market, the one firm that has been absolutely dominant has been Latham. Given the deal size, the transaction volume and the number of years they've actually been on the market doing it. If there is a tier one they are the only firm in it. […]” and “As far as I know he [Rüdiger Malaun] is the best in Germany for high-yield, […] He really knows the product. […] Very efficient, very focused and very smooth as far as managing the process of the financing.”
Prior to joining the firm in 2001 in Latham's London office, Mr. Malaun was partner at an Austrian law firm in Vienna. He is admitted to practice in Germany and Austria.