Dr. Anna Schwander

Partner Capital Markets
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP


Versatile, pragmatic, fast, very good technical knowledge. - JUVE

Dr. Anna Schwander is a corporate partner in the Munich office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. She advises clients on all aspects of corporate law and focuses in particular on capital markets transactions and general capital market advice as well as foreign trade law.

Anna advises issuers and financial sponsors on capital markets transactions including IPOs, right offerings, private placements and block trades, as well as the issuance of high yield bonds and convertible bonds. She also advises corporations and their bodies on general capital market and stock corporation law. Furthermore, Anna is a member of our International Trade and National Security Practice Group and advises companies and financial investors on cross border transactions as well as public takeovers with regard to foreign trade law.

Anna is listed as a frequently recommended lawyer for corporate law in the 2023/2024 edition of JUVE Handbook German Commercial Law Firms. IFLR1000 recognizes Anna in its 2023 Financial and Corporate Guide as a notable practitioner for capital markets and calls her one of the “Women Leaders” 2023. She is also listed among the “Best Lawyers” for capital markets and M&A in Germany (2023) and honored as “Lawyer of the Year” for capital markets in Bavaria (2021 & 2023) by Handelsblatt Best Lawyers.

Watch: IPO Readiness in Germany

Background: New restrictions on the freedom of investment for foreign investors - a practical view


Thought Leadership


Transaction security in the investment control jungle, M&A REVIEW, October 2018, p. 331

Reduced transaction security for Chinese investors, Börsen-Zeitung, 4 August 2018, p. 9

Sellout through the backdoor? The entry of foreign investors is legally difficult to prevent, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 27 March 2018, p. 16

Managing Foreign Investment Clearance Risk in Cross-Border Deals, The M&A Lawyer, November/December 2017, p. 1–7


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2002Germany


  • German
  • English
  • French


  • University of CologneDr. jur.2002
  • New York University School of LawLL.M.1999
  • Higher Regional Court of DusseldorfSecond State Examination2002
  • University of CologneFirst State Examination1997