Gregory C. Walker

Counsel
Frankfurt
  • Die Welle
  • Reuterweg 20
  • 60323 Frankfurt am Main
  • Germany
Profile Experience

Gregory Walker is counsel in the Frankfurt office of Latham & Watkins. He practices in the Corporate Department, focusing on equity and debt transactions, including initial public offerings, rights offerings, private placements, and offerings of investment grade and high yield bonds. Mr. Walker has extensive international experience representing investment banks, companies, and other market participants in a variety of industries on a wide range of public and private cross-border transactions.  

Mr. Walker is a member of the Frankfurt Bar Association.

 

Mr. Gregory Walker's experience includes advising:

  • Hapag-Lloyd AG on the offering of (aggregate) €485 million and US$250 million senior notes
  • Citigroup, HSBC, Morgan Stanley, UBS (as joint global coordinators) on the rights offering of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG to finance acquisition of the E-Plus Group (€3.6 billion)
  • J.P. Morgan and UBS (as joint global coordinators) on the IPO of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG (€1.45 billion)
  • NordLB (as issuer) on a Pfandbrief (German covered bond) issued to institutional investors in the US under Rule 144A. This is the first issuance of a German covered bond under Rule 144A since 2002 (US$1 billion)
  • Selecta AG on the issue of €550 million (equivalent) senior secured notes, a €220 million PIK loan and a €50 million revolving credit facility
  • Xella International S.A. and Xella International Holding S.à.r.l. on all aspects of €300 million senior secured notes offering, the €200 million PIK Toggle notes offering and the €325 million senior secured floating rate notes offering
  • Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank, IKB, UniCredit, WestLB on the offering of €203 million senior notes of ALBA Group
  • Permira Funds and CABB Group on the offering of €175 million Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes due 2021, €235 million 5.25% Senior Secured Notes due 2021 and €175 million 6.875% Senior Notes due 2022
  • JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley as initial purchasers on the offering by Deutsche Annington Finance B.V. of its US$750 million 3.20% Senior Notes due 2017 and US$250 million 5.00% Senior Notes due 2023
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