Cristina Freudenberger joins Clifford Chance as partner

With effect from 1 June 2024, Cristina Freudenberger (pictured) will join global law firm Clifford Chance as partner. She joins from White & Case, where she has advised issuers and investment banks on a wide range of debt, equity and hybrid corporate finance products since 2011. In 2022, she became a partner in the global Capital Markets practice.

At Clifford Chance, Cristina Freudenberger will strengthen the Capital Markets practice, an integral part of the firm’s large international Global Financial Markets team advising on all types of products and transactions such as single and dual track IPOs, capital increases (with and without subscription rights) including stock exchange listings, secondary offerings, private placements (including U.S. rule 144A), full SEC-registered offerings, ADRs/GDRs, Eurobonds, EMTN and ECP programmes, certificates, convertibles, hybrid bonds, high yield and structured bonds as well as promissory notes.

Freudenberger advises, for example, on convertible bonds, green and sustainability linked bonds and promissory notes, different types of digital assets, including crypto securities and crypto ETPs, as well as liability management exercises, such as consent solicitations and exchange offers.

“Cristina Freudenberger has in-depth expertise, has built up an impressive track record over the years and enjoys an excellent reputation in the market. She is the ideal addition to our team of George Hacket, Sebastian Maerker, Gregor Evenkamp and Axel Wittmann and will enable us to significantly expand our business at a German and European level in line with our global strategy,” explains Oliver Kronat, partner and head of the German Global Financial Markets practice group in Frankfurt”.

Giuseppe De Palma, Regional Practice Area Leader for Global Financial Markets in Continental Europe, adds: “Cristina’s experience will be of significant added value to our clients, both in Europe and globally. In a continually changing regulatory environment, with increasing datafication and the use of new technologies, we will continue to navigate these complex challenges alongside our clients, wherever they operate worldwide”.

Cristina Freudenberger passed her first state law examination at the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany), followed by the second state law examination at the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf (Germany), a Master of Laws (LL.M.) at King’s College in London and her doctorate at Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg. The Legal 500 EMEA lists her as a “Next Generation Partner for Germany within DCM.”