Markus Bauman

Markus Bauman

Senior Counsel Head of European Strategic Relationships
Markus Bauman

Markus Bauman is a member of Goodwin’s Technology and Life Sciences groups in his capacity as Senior Counsel, Head of Strategic Relationships Europe. Mr. Bauman specializes in corporate finance, including equity and debt offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. He represents emerging growth companies, public companies, investment banks, investors, financial sponsors and other market participants in both public and private cross-border transactions. Mr. Bauman assists clients in a variety of equity and debt offerings, including U.S.-registered and 144A/Reg. S, initial public offerings, initial coin offerings, private placements, and investment grade and high-yield bonds. He has advised on financings on every major stock exchange in Europe. He also advises clients on U.S. securities laws, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance.

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2017, Mr. Bauman worked at international law firms and as Executive Director of the Investment Banking Division Legal department of Goldman Sachs International. Mr. Bauman also completed a secondment in the Debt Capital Markets Legal department of J.P. Morgan in London.





Mr. Bauman has served as counsel to:

  • A U.K. biotech issuer on their IPO on the Nasdaq (ongoing).
  • SVB Leerink and the underwriters on the $155.4 million IPO of Genfit S.A. on the Nasdaq and a concurrent private placement in Europe.
  • Galapagos NV on the approximately €296.2 million ($345 million) follow-on offering of ADSs listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market.
  • An American multinational investment bank and financial services company and the underwriters on the $172.5 million follow-on offering by DBV Technologies on the Nasdaq and Euronext Paris.
  • Morphosys AG on its ongoing SEC reporting.
  • General Catalyst on the sale of its shareholding in CCP Games to Pearl Abyss for $425 million.
  • Advent International on Addiko Bank AG’s €172m IPO on the Vienna Stock Exchange.
  • Zouk Capital as primary selling shareholder IPO and subsequent sales of shares in va-Q-tec AG.


Chambers Global ranked Mr. Bauman multiple times for capital markets as a foreign expert for Germany, noting that he was recognized by clients as "knowledgeable, constructive and a pleasure to work with” and “highly regarded” for his work on German transactions with U.S. law aspects. Mr. Bauman was also ranked by Legal 500 UK 2016 and 2017 for M&A: Upper Mid-Market and Premium Deals.

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J.D., 1997
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Law
M.B.A., 1997
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Business
B.A., 1994
University of Missouri - St. Louis
(summa cum laude)



New York
England and Wales (Reg. Foreign Lawyer)





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