What the team is known for
Highly regarded corporate and M&A practice with capacity for large-cap, complex deals. Well equipped to manage both public and private M&A, as well as corporate advice and major national and international restructurings. Boasts a broad range of expertise, including carve-outs and joint ventures. A strong international network allows the team to manage large-scale cross-border deals involving multiple actors. Close links to the firm's US offices are of particular advantage for its German blue-chip clients and US investors in Germany. Broad sector expertise covering automotive, energy, transportation, financial services and life sciences.
One client commends the firm's cross-border capabilities, stating: "They have high standards internationally," further highlighting how the team "works together hand in hand throughout different disciplines for complicated transactions."
Another client commends the "very well coordinated and executed, good advice," the team provided, further adding: "They work hard and are friendly."
Assisted Airbus with the acquisition of Bombardier’s shares in the A220 programme.
is well known for his longstanding strength in public and private M&A matters, further offering expertise in corporate governance.
Arend von Riegen
is recommended by one client "for matters where there was no fixed solution and hence requires creativity."
He is well known in the market for his expertise in demanding M&A transactions.
maintains a reputation as a dominant figure in high-profile transactions as well as corporate matters including reorganisations and restructurings.
is recognised for his notable experience in advising on international transactions, often representing private equity funds.
has considerable experience in acquisitions and portfolio sales, often advising prominent German corporates on complex deals.
Rick van Aerssen
rises in the rankings due to his increased visibility in the market, frequently advising high-profile clients on corporate issues. He is highlighted by one client for his "knowledge, experience, and high degree of pragmatism, as well as his excellent commercial understanding."
demonstrates longstanding expertise in divestments and acquisitions, advising large international corporations in complex cross-border mandates. One client singles him out, stating: "He has a brilliant head and is extremely pragmatic."
enters the rankings due to her considerable expertise in advising international companies on high-profile acquisitions.