Melissa Bach Counsel

Speaks:  English, German

Qualified: 2004 - Rechtsanwältin, Germany

Primary office:  Frankfurt

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Melissa Bach

Melissa Bach advises national and international corporates, financial institutions and investors in connection with capital market transactions with focus on share placements and stock exchange listings as well as in general corporate law matters, including assisting listed companies in fulfilling their post-admission obligations. Before joining Gowling WLG in July 2023, Melissa worked as an associate and transaction counsel at major German- and UK-based international law firms, including Clifford Chance LLP and Ashurst LLP.


Melissa's experience prior to joining Gowling WLG includes:

  • Advised Vulcan Energy on EUR66 million capital raising and dual listing of new shares.
  • Advised Vulcan Energy on its dual listing on Prime Standard of Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
  • Advised Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG (Berenberg) as listing agent in the initial public offering of Linus Digital Finance AG (Linus Digital Finance).
  • Advised DIF Capital Partners on acquisition of majority stake in ib vogt.

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Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2023

    • Career
      July 2023
      Gowling WLG (UK), Counsel
  • 2021

    • Career
      January 2021
      Ashurst LLP, Transaction Counsel
  • 2019

    • Career
      August 2019
      Allen & Overy LLP, Senior Associate
  • 2016

    • Career
      April 2016
      KfW Bankengruppe, Senior Manager
  • 2015

    • Career
      January 2015
      Hengeler Mueller Partnerschaftsgesellschaft, Associate
  • 2014

    • Career
      September 2014
      Allianz Global Investors Europe GmbH, Senior Legal Counsel
  • 2007

    • Career
      March 2007
      Clifford Chance LLP, Senior Associate
  • 2004

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Qualified, Rechtsanwältin, Germany
  • 2003

    • Education
      Regional Court of Wiesbaden, Second State Exam
  • 2000

    • Education
      Philipps-University Marburg, First State Exam

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