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About John Sichelschmidt

John is an associate and member of our global transactions group.

He advises companies, investors and banks on equity and debt capital markets transactions as well as on capital markets compliance and general corporate matters.

He speaks German and English.

Recent work

  • SCHOTT AG and SCHOTT Pharma AG & Co. KGaA on the IPO of SCHOTT Pharma AG & Co. KGaA (€935m)
  • Vonovia SE on capital increase with public subscription offer (€8.0bn)
  • Various issuers (including Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA, Continental AG and ZF Friedrichshafen AG) on debt issuance programmes and issuance of bonds under these programmes (e.g. ZF Friedrichshafen AG on the issuance of €650m green bond and a DAX company on the issuance of €500m sustainability-linked bond)
  • The transaction parties on the establishment and update of STEP-eligible Euro commercial paper programmes (TRATON SE and RWE AG)



  • University College London, UK (LL.B.)
  • University of Cologne, Germany (First State Examination)
  • Higher Regional Court (Oberlandesgericht) Cologne, Germany (Second State Examination)
  • University of Cologne, Germany (Master of Business Law; LL.M.)


  • Admitted to the German Bar (Rechtsanwalt)