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Dr Roland Maaß LL.M. (NYU)

Co-Head of Equity Capital Markets, EMEA and Asia Pacific

Well-versed, very competent and experienced; very good cooperation.

Client/Competitor, JUVE Handbook 2022/2023

Dr Roland Maaß advises domestic and international companies and banks on initial public offerings, rights issues, SPAC offerings, block trades and equity-linked transactions as well as on private and public M&A transactions, on stock corporation law and corporate reorganizations. An additional focus of Roland is on ongoing disclosure obligations and capital markets compliance.

Roland has among others industry experience in renewable energies, finance, healthcare/biotechnology, pharma, industrials & manufacturing, digital media/eCommerce and chemicals.

Professional QualificationsAttorney-at-law admitted with the Supreme Court of New YorkRechtsanwalt admitted with Rechtsanwaltskammer Frankfurt am Main


  • Advising the listed stem cell bank Vita 34 AG on its voluntary public exchange offer for all shares of Polski Bank Komórek Macierzystych S.A. listed in Poland (PBKM).
  • Advising Berenberg and Stifel on the subscription capital increase of Compleo Charging Solutions AG, a provider of charging solutions for e-mobility.
  • Advising Montana Aerospace AG, a manufacturer of structural parts and components for the aerospace industry, on its IPO on the SIX Swiss Exchange and a subsequent capital increase (private placement).
  • Advising microbattery producer VARTA AG on its IPO on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, its subsequent capital increase (private placement) and on ongoing compliance matters.
  • Advising special packaging manufacturer Aluflexpack AG on its IPO and listing on the SIX Swiss Exchange.
  • Advising BNP Paribas, HSBC and UniCredit on the capital increase (private placement) of wind turbine manufacturer Nordex SE.
  • Advising Berenberg on the capital increase of DIC Asset AG (private placement).
  • Advising VARTA AG on the acquisition of the VARTA Consumer Batteries business based in Europe from US-based Energizer Holdings, Inc.
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • New York University, LL.M., 1999
  • Higher Regional Court Berlin, Second State Examination, 1997
  • University of Tübingen, Dr. jur., 1996

    University of Tübingen, First State Examination, 1994


  • JUVE Handbook 2023/2024: Frequently recommended for equity issues and IPOs as well as corporate law; "firm fixture on the German capital markets, unbiased approach to transaction negotiations, confident in any complicated cross-border transaction", competitor
  • Legal 500 Germany 2024: Recommended for capital markets: ECM
  • Chambers Europe Germany 2024: Recommended for capital markets: equity
  • Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers 2024/2025: Recommended for capital markets law, M&A, private equity, corporate as well as banking and finance law
  • IFLR1000 2017: Leading lawyer for capital markets (equity)

Prior Experience

  • 2018 - today: Partner at DLA Piper
  • 2006 - 2018: Partner at an international law firm