Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG’s €500 Million placement of mortgage bonds


Hogan Lovells has advised Citigroup Global Markets Limited, Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft (Technical Lead), DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale, Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft, Erste Group Bank AG and Bankhaus Lampe KG on the placement of mortgage bonds of Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG with a total volume of EUR 500 Million

Shortly before, Hypo Real Estate Holding GmbH announced, that they had disposed 16.5 % of the issuer’s shares. Thus, the Federal Republic of Germany, who after the IPO of Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG in July 2015, indirectly held 20 % of the issuer’s shares via the Financial Market Stabilization Fund and the Hypo Real Estate Holding GmbH, now still holds 3.5 % of the issuer’s shares. A respective supplement to the base prospectus of Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG was published on 17 May 2018.

As a specialized bank on real estate and public investment financing, bonds are the most important refinancing instrument of the Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG, which deals in mortgage and public bonds. With an outstanding volume of approximately EUR 30 bn Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG is one of the leading issuers of covered bonds in Europe.

Hogan Lovells advised the the bank consortium with a team including Jochen Seitz (Picture), Sven Brandt (Partner), Sarah Frank (Senior Associate), Stefan Schrewe, Frank Salzgeber, Carolin Siekmann (Associates, Capital Markets), Heiko Gemmel (Partner), Nico Neukam (Senior Associate, Tax), Gerard Neiens (Partner), Guillaume Cecchi (Associate, Tax), Igor Montejo (Partner, Tax), Miguel Garcia Stuyck (Counsel, Capital Markets), Philip Harle (Partner), Benjamin Twidle (Associate, Tax), Annalisa Feliciani (Counsel, Capital Markets) and Maria Cristina Conte (Senior Associate, Tax).

Involved fees earner: Jochen Seitz – Hogan Lovells; Sven Brandt – Hogan Lovells; Sarah Frank – Hogan Lovells; Stefan Schrewe – Hogan Lovells; Miguel Garcia Stuyck – Hogan Lovells; Annalisa Feliciani – Hogan Lovells; Heiko Gemmel – Hogan Lovells; Nico Neukam – Hogan Lovells; Gerard Neiens – Hogan Lovells; Igor Montejo – Hogan Lovells; Philip Harle – Hogan Lovells; Benjamin Twidle – Hogan Lovells; Maria Cristina Conte – Hogan Lovells;

Law Firms: Hogan Lovells;

Clients: Citigroup Global Markets Ltd; Commerzbank AG; Deutsche Bank; DekaBank; Erste Group Bank AG; Bankhaus Lampe;