Dr. Sebastian Wulff
Partner, Banking & Finance


T: +49 69 297 291 0
D: +49 69 297 291 255
M: +49 175 5238 339

EmailE: swulff@wfw.com

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Summary Open

Dr. Sebastian Wulff is a partner in the Banking & Finance Group of Watson Farley & Williams in Frankfurt am Main.

Sebastian has extensive experience in financing. He specialises in straight and structured debt capital market & derivatives products with particular focus on bank and corporate bonds (public offers & private placements), Schuldschein Loans, registered bonds, financial and commodity derivatives, including as structured customised OTC derivatives and portfolio restructurings. He also advises on debt issuance programmes including the offering of securitised derivatives.

Clients “appreciate his legal know-how and his strong communication and transactional management skills” (Legal 500 Germany 2014).

Experience Open

    Dr Sebastian Wulff has recently advised on:

    • €125m Multitranche Schuldscheindarlehen issued by EU Region (2013), Restructuring (2016).
    • €50m Namensschuldverschreibung issued by publically owned EU corporate.
    • Implementation of new Schuldschein Loan documentation (from scratch) for two large International Banks (2011/2014).
    • €50m Fixed Rate Namensschuldverschreibung issued by Scandinavian publically owned utility company (2015).
    • €44m collateralised (real estate properties) bonds (advising Lead Manager, IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG), private placement (with public offer documentation) (2015).
    • 4.125 per cent USD 900mm guaranteed bond issued by a DAX-listed company, public offer in Germany and Luxembourg, private placement in Europe and USA (Rule 144A), 2014.
    • Debt Issuance Programme of large German bank, Programme Base Prospectus documentation, public offer in Germany, Luxembourg, Austria, UK & Northern Ireland (2013/2014).
    • Collateralised securities lending, managed portfolio, €145m for large international investment bank (2010).
    • Credit Linked Notes Issuance Programme for two large German Banks (2005/2006).
    • Various Asset Backed Securitisations (True Sale Conduits) of large German Bank (2006/2007).

Education Open

  • 2001: Humboldt University Berlin, Doctorate degree
    Second Legal State Examination and admission to Bar in Berlin
  • 1999 – 2001: Legal clerkship at the Kammergericht Berlin and in Washington D.C., USA
  • 1998 – 1999: Humboldt University, Berlin, Doctoral thesis
  • 1997: First Legal State Examination
  • 1992 – 1997: Law Studies at the Universities of Würzburg, Salamanca (Spain) and Berlin

Author/Speaker/Awards Open

  • Article on Schuldschein Loans and proposals on standards for European Private Placements” in: Zeitschrift für das gesamte Kreditwesen, 15 September 2015, page 896 et seq.
  • Article on implementation of EMIR requirements in OTC-Derivatives documentations („Umsetzung von EMIR-Pflichten im Zusammenhang mit Vertragsvereinbarungen nicht-geclearter Derivategeschäfte“), in: Wertpapiermitteilungen 2015, page 215 et seq.
  • Leading panel on „Corporate Bonds“ at the TSI securitisation conference 2014 – Asset Based Finance in focus of investors, banks and regulation (2 October 2014, Berlin)
  • Speaker at the conference of German society for leadership and corporate finance (30 September 2014)
  • Article on Schuldschein Loans and Registered Bonds („Schuldscheine & Namensschuldverschreibungen – begehrte Alternativen“), in: German Finance Magazine, February 2013
  • Article on OTC-Derivatives – regulation sets obligations on corporates („OTC-Derivate – Regulierung nimmt Unternehmen in die Pflicht“), in Going Public (German Capital Market Law Magazine) 2013

Membership of Professional Societies Open

  • Frankfurt Bar Association

Employment Record Open

  • 2012 – 2015 Noerr LLP, Frankfurt am Main, Associated Partner
  • 2007 –2012: BNP Paribas, Frankfurt am Main, Head of Legal and Transaction Management Germany
  • 2005 –2007: Linklaters, Frankfurt am Main, Managing Associate
  • 2004 –2005: Linklaters, Frankfurt am Main, Associate
  • 2001 –2004: Linklaters Oppenhoff & Rädler, Berlin, Associate

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