Allen & Overy advises Link Market Services on acquisition of Registrar Services

Allen & Overy has advised Link Market Services in connection with the (not yet completed) acquisition of Registrar Services, based in Eschborn near Frankfurt, from Deutsche Bank.

Registrar Services is part of Deutsche Bank’s Global Transaction Banking division. It specialises in share registry services in Germany and has long-standing relationships with large-cap companies including Deutsche Bank.

As part of the Link Group global network, Link Market Services is active in share registry, superannuation administration and shareholder and member analytics. In share registry, the Link Group is active in Australia, New Zealand, India and South Africa with a sister company operating in the US and Canada.

The Allen & Overy team was led by partner Grant Koch (M&A/private equity, Sydney) and comprised partners Dr Michael Bernhardt (M&A/private equity, Frankfurt), Dr Asmus Mihm (tax, Frankfurt), Dr Hans-Peter Löw (employment, Frankfurt), Dr Ellen Braun (antitrust, Hamburg), Dr Jens Matthes (intellectual property, Dusseldorf) and Andrew Schoorlemmer (M&A, Dubai).

The team also included counsel Adrianus Schoorl (financial services, Abu Dhabi), associates Dr Christoph Naumann, Dr Roman Kasten (both M&A/private equity, Frankfurt), Dr Thorsten Thaysen (public law, Frankfurt), Dr Daisy Walzel (antitrust, Hamburg), Dr Julien Zazoff (real estate, Hamburg) and Macky O’Sullivan (corporate, Dubai) and senior associates Luke Nicholls (M&A/private equity, Perth) and Dr André Zimmermann (employment, Frankfurt).