SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz

Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability Department

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What the team is known for Highly regarded German corporate law practice that acts primarily for domestic clients. Provides boardroom and shareholder advice to DAX 30 clients, with additional strength in corporate governance matters. Also handles corporate litigation, compliance investigations, shareholder agreements and high-value M&A transactions including inbound deals from European clients. Attracts prestigious clients from a range of sectors, including financial services, automotive and life sciences.

Strengths Market sources acknowledge the team's notable expertise in high-profile corporate topics. "They have a high level of technical knowledge in corporate law," reports one client. Another market source describes the team as "extremely strong on boardroom and corporate advice, a good name for advising supervisory boards."

The team also draws praise from clients for its responsiveness. One client reports: "The lawyers are available without delay, even in spontaneous cases."

Work highlights Advised the supervisory board of Innogy on the takeover of shares by E.ON and E.ON's asset swap with RWE.

Notable practitioners

Jochem Reichert
maintains a standout practice in significant corporate matters, counting a number of supervisory boards of listed German corporates among his clients. He draws praise for his expert management of complex corporate situations. One client reports: "He achieves solutions that require skilful mediation between opposing interests and opinions."

Marc Löbbe
represents the supervisory boards of a plethora of high-profile German companies in complex corporate matters. "He is a very savvy lawyer and is trusted by many German corporate CEOs and CFOs," reports one market source.

Oliver Schröder
advises on a broad range of transactions, often with an international element. He demonstrates a particular affinity for advising US clients. A client enthuses: "He is self-assured and assertive. What he says is well founded and the right thing to do."