Michael Taufner

Partner Capital Markets
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Overview

Michael Taufner is a Capital Markets partner in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. He has experience in U.S. and international finance, capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions and venture capital. Michael has represented issuers, sponsors and investment banks with respect to high yield debt offerings, private placements, tender offers, registered debt and equity offerings, investment grade offerings, restructurings and consent solicitations.

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Thought Leadership

Publications 

Co-Author, “U.S. and NY State Law” chapter in Hopt/Seibt (ed.), Debt Securities Law (Schuldverschreibungsrecht), Otto Schmidt, 2016 (with William R. Burke and Cedric Van den Borren).

Co-Author, „Stock Corporation Handbook“ (Handbuch zur Aktiengesellschaft) Second Edition, LexisNexis, 2017.

Co-Author, “Zur Reform der verdeckten Sacheinlage in Österreich”, Juristische Blaetter, 2015.

Co-Author, „Wandelschuldverschreibungen in der Emittenteninsolvenz,“ Bankarchiv 2012, 587.

Co-Author, „Stock Corporation Handbook“ (Handbuch zur Aktiengesellschaft) First Edition, LexisNexis, 2012.

Author, Gesellschaftsvertragliche Ausschluss- und Aufgriffsrechte nach dem IRÄG 2010, GesRZ 2011, 157.

Author, Verdeckte Sacheinlagen: Fallstricke fur die Beratungspraxis, ÖJZ 2011, 389.

Author, Die verdeckte Sacheinlage – Sachgründung und Umgehungsgeschäfte, MANZ, 2010 (Dissertation). Recognized with the Kurt Wagner Prize (Austrian Chamber of Notaries), Heinrich Graf Hardegg Prize (Heinrich Graf Hardegg Trust), and a publication stipend (Austrian Department of Science).

Recognition

International Financial Law Review European Awards 2019, “High Yield Deal of the Year” for Nexi’s €2,600 million of high yield notes.

Transatlantic Legal Awards, “Transatlantic Debt Capital Markets Team of the Year,” 2017.

International Financial Law Review European Awards 2016, “High Yield Deal of the Year,” for ICBPI’s €1.1 billion of high yield PIK notes.

International Financing Review, “Europe High Yield Bond of the Year,” IFR Awards 2015, for ICBPI’s €1.1 billion of high yield PIK notes.

Law360, "Capital Markets Group Of The Year," 2015.

IFLR Europe, "Team of the Year for High Yield," 2014.

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2014New York

Languages

  • English
  • German

Education

  • Columbia Law SchoolLL.M.2013
    Stone Scholar
  • University of ViennaPh.D.Honors and Awards2009
  • University of ViennaJ.D.Honors2006