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GLNS

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Managing Partners: Reinhard Ege, Bernd Graßl, Daniel Gubitz, Georg Lindner, Tobias Nikoleyczik, Philip Peitsmeyer, Andreas Scheidle, Ludger Schult
Number of partners: 9 Number of lawyers: 20
Languages: German, English, French, Spanish

Firm Overview:
GLNS is a highly-specialised law firm with a particular focus on corporate, finance, tax and litigation matters. GLNS offers comprehensive advice for public and private companies and entrepreneurs, investors and managers as well as directors. Excellent legal advice and a comprehensive economic understanding are the basis of the work of GLNS. The track record, the high level of specialisation, and the quality of its advice allows GLNS to provide all services particularly efficient. GLNS has repeatedly been awarded as a leading national and international law firm.

Main Areas of Practice:
CORPORATE:
Private M&A & Public M&A, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Corporate Law & Compliance, Stock Corporation & Capital Markets Law
TAX: Corporate Tax Law & Restructuring, Transaction Tax Law, International Tax Law, Structuring of Management Participations, Company Audits & Disputes with Financial Authorities, Corporate Succession and Asset Succession / Private Clients
LITIGATION: Post-M&A Litigation, Corporate Litigation, Disputes under Stock Corporation and Capital Market Laws, Professional liability of Auditors & Tax Advisors, Disputes under Trade & Business Law, Arbitration
FINANCE: Corporate Banking, Leveraged Finance, Venture Debt, Financial Restructuring Restructuring and Insolvency Law

Corporate / M&A:
Private M&A and Public M&A, Stock Corporation and Capital Markets Law, Corporate Law and Compliance. Corporate law is a key focus area of GLNS handled by the majority of its lawyers. Through many top-level transactions GLNS has developed a leading German corporate/M&A practice. The firm regularly advises major corporates and entrepreneurs as well as leading private equity and venture capital investors.
Key Clients: Afinum, Allianz SE, Armira Beteiligungen, Audi AG, Burda SE, Commodus Real Estate Capital GmbH, Delivery Hero SE, FSN Capital, GFT SE, KUKA AG, MarleySpoon AG, Osram, Richina Industries, Inc.
Contact: Dr. Tobias Nikoleyczik Tel: +49 89 89 05 892-33
Email: [email protected]

Private Equity / Venture Capital:
Private equity is a key focus area of GLNS and its practice is growing steadily. GLNS regularly advises leading financial investors as well as managers in connection with leveraged transactions in buy-side, sell-side and add-on situations.
GLNS is particularly active in advising private equity investors in the mid-market segment. Some of the most active and successful investors in Germany regularly seek the advice of GLNS. Due to the large experience in private equity transactions GLNS is intimately familiar with the specific requirements in this area. Leading mid-cap investors select the renowned and highly qualified team from GLNS for their PE transactions. In addition to sponsored acquisition transactions and exits, GLNS regularly supports private equity clients and their portfolio companies in international add-on transactions using its broad international network of similar private equity focused law firms.
GLNS advises growth stage companies, financial investors and major corporates on all types of venture capital transactions. GLNS has become a major player in the German growth capital arena. Today, clients and legal market observers consider GLNS among the best German law firms, on par with leading institutions that have been around for decades.
Many of the most prominent start-ups in Germany have been relying on the advice of GLNS on equity and debt financings, acquisitions and disposals, exits and other corporate finance matters for years. Based on a stellar reputation, leading growth stage investors increasingly turn to GLNS for advice on investments in the innovative German start-up scene. In addition, GLNS has a strong focus counseling strategic investors on corporate venture capital. Sectors GLNS focuses on are, among others, e-commerce, fintech, SaaS, medtech and biotech.
Key Clients: Afinum, Armira Beteiligungen, EMERAM Capital, FSN Capital, Paragon Partners
Contact: Dr. Ludger Schult Tel: +49 89 89 05 892-40
Email: [email protected]

Tax:
Corporate Tax Law and Restructuring, Transaction Tax Law, International Tax Law, Structuring of Management Participations, Company Audits and Disputes with Financial Authorities, Corporate Succession and Asset Succession / Private Clients. 3 partners Integrated tax and legal advice is the strength and specific characteristic of GLNS. GLNS advises corporates, entrepreneurs, wealthy individuals and directors in the area of national and international tax law.
Contact: Andreas Scheidle Tel: +49 89 89 05 892-80
Email: [email protected]

Litigation:
Post-M&A Litigation, Corporate Litigation, Disputes under Stock Corporation and Capital Market Laws, Professional liability of Auditors and Tax Advisors, Disputes under Trade and Business Law, Arbitration The litigation expertise of GLNS relating to the practice areas constitutes one of the particular strengths of GLNS. GLNS represents its clients in disputes before state courts and in arbitration proceedings, including cross-border matters. The focus of the litigation practice lies in legal disputes in business and corporate law matters.
Contact: Dr. Philip Peitsmeyer Tel: +49 89 89 05 892-66
Email: [email protected]

Finance:
Corporate Banking, Leveraged Finance, Venture Debt, Financial Restructuring The banking and finance practice of GLNS advises on various debt finance instruments and assists clients over the full credit spectrum on debt financings – from start-up and growth companies on venture debt financings or their first syndicated credit financings, established corporates on their group financings or financial investors on acquisition financings and other sponsor-driven financings. The debt financing expertise of GLNS supplements the active corporate/M&A practice and ensures seamless and tailored transactional advice – efficient and as a one-stop service.
Contact: Dr. Anselm Lenhard Tel: +49 89 89 05 892-46
Email: [email protected]

Restructuring & Insolvency Law:
GLNS has particular expertise in the area of restructuring and insolvency law. The experts have many years of professional experience in advising credit and financial institutions, companies and shareholders on complex financial restructurings (both within and outside insolvency proceedings). GLNS also provides regular support regarding the enforcement of claims and security interests in insolvency proceedings. This is complemented by the expertise of the GLNS transaction attorneys, who advise at the highest level on acquisitions of companies from insolvency proceedings or in insolvency-related scenarios.
Key Clients: Jefferies Group, Fulcrum, Cedar Glade Capital
Contact: Dr. Ludger Schult Tel: +49 89 89 05 892-40
Email: [email protected]