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About John R. Haviland

John is an associate within our international capital markets and corporate groups.

He has experience representing issuers and underwriters in connection with equity and debt capital markets transactions, including Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings.

He speaks English and German. 


Recent work

  • Advising the underwriters on the IPO of Galderma Group AG on the SIX Swiss Stock Exchange.
  • Advising the issuers in the IPO of SUSE and on the rights offering of Vonovia.
  • Advising the underwriters in the IPO of Auto1 Group and on the rights offerings of Kion Group and Lufthansa. 
  • Advising the underwriters in the bond placement of Standard Profil Automotive.
  • Advising the issuer ZF North America Capital and guarantor ZF Friedrichshafen on US dollar bonds.
  • Advising the initial purchasers in connection with Wepa Hygieneprodukte GmbH’s offering of €250 million 5.625% senior secured notes due 2031



  • The University of Chicago Law School, USA (JD, 2020)
  • Georgetown University, USA (BA, cum laude, 2015)

Professional Qualifications

  • Admitted to the New York Bar

Professional Memberships

  • Rechtsanwaltskammer Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Deutsch-Amerikanische Juristen-Vereinigung e.V.