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Global Germany Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability

This section relates to transactions involving different companies, corporate governance, corporate restructuring, shareholder issues. This broad category covers both public company and private equity (including venture capital) matters. The chapter includes company acquisitions, dispositions and capitalisations, entity selection and formation, operating and partnership agreements, securities and governance matters. Also covers those transactions designed to help restructuring within companies and their subsidiaries by change of ownership. Priority is placed on primary representatives, those acting for buyers and sellers, whilst those acting for financial advisors, underwriters and the banks financing such transactions are also considered.

Rankings overview for Lawyers

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Senior Statespeople
  1. Georg F Thoma
    Georg F Thoma Shearman & Sterling LLP22 Years Ranked
  2. Andreas Fabritius
  3. Gerd Krieger
Star Individuals
  1. Ralph Wollburg
    Ralph Wollburg Linklaters22 Years Ranked
  2. Maximilian Schiessl
3
Band 3
  1. Harald Selzner
    Harald Selzner Noerr15 Years Ranked
  2. Stephan Waldhausen Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer12 Years Ranked
  3. Andreas Austmann
  4. Christof Jäckle
  5. Hartmut Krause
  6. Jochen Vetter
  7. Rainer Traugott
4
Band 4
  1. Ansgar Rempp
    Ansgar Rempp Jones Day10 Years Ranked
  2. Oliver Schröder
    Oliver Schröder SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz17 Years Ranked
  3. Benjamin Leyendecker
  4. Daniela Favoccia
  5. Hans Diekmann
  6. Ingo Strauss
  7. Michael Ulmer
  8. Rainer Krause
  9. Rick van Aerssen
  10. Thomas Krecek
  11. York Schnorbus

All Lawyers profiles

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Senior Statespeople
  1. Georg F Thoma
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    Georg F Thoma
    Shearman & Sterling LLP
    Shearman & Sterling LLP | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Senior Statespeople | 22 Years Ranked
    Georg Thoma offers a wealth of experience and continues to act on mandates, including multinational carve-out and capital markets transactions, domestic acquisitions and public takeovers. According to clients, "Georg Thoma is an exceptional personality with high sensitivity for strategic options."
  2. Andreas Fabritius
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Senior Statespeople
  3. Gerd Krieger
    Hengeler Mueller | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Senior Statespeople
Star Individuals
  1. Ralph Wollburg
    Ralph Wollburg
    Linklaters
    Linklaters | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Star Individuals | 22 Years Ranked
    "Excellent lawyer" Ralph Wollburg has been at the forefront of the market for many years. He is a popular choice for board level advice at many DAX 40 companies. He also assists with large cross-border transactions, corporate and strategic issues and the defence against campaigns by activist shareholders.
  2. Maximilian Schiessl
    Hengeler Mueller | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Star Individuals
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Band 1
  1. Hans-Ulrich Wilsing
    1
    Hans-Ulrich Wilsing
    Linklaters
    Linklaters | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    Hans-Ulrich Wilsing enjoys an outstanding reputation for his profound expertise in handling complex corporate law issues. His practice includes advice on public M&A, listings and corporate restructurings as well as assisting management boards with sensitive legal issues. Clients value Hans-Ulrich Wilsing for being "very good to work with, proactive, always up to speed, and ensuring a timely delivery."
  2. Jochem Reichert
    1
    Jochem Reichert
    SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz
    SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 10 Years Ranked
    Jochem Reichert is well regarded for his experience at boardroom level, advising supervisory and management boards of prominent German corporations on governance issues and high-profile transactions. He additionally assists companies with corporate reorganisation matters. Clients laud him for his commercial and client-focused advice: "Jochem Reichert is highly professional and pragmatic, he knows the business and the client's needs."
  3. Christoph Seibt
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Band 1
  4. Hans-Jörg Ziegenhain
    Hengeler Mueller | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Band 1
  5. Norbert Rieger
    Milbank LLP | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Jan Bauer
    2
    Jan Bauer
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 15 Years Ranked
    Jan Bauer is highly regarded for his expertise in large cross-border private equity transactions as well as strategic M&A deals. He regularly advises prominent German and US companies and investment firms. He receives abundant praise from his clients, one of whom hails him as follows: "Jan Bauer is outstanding when it comes to managing the complexity of complex cross-border transactions and has a very clear solution-oriented working style. He is truly customer-focused and pragmatic, gets things done, and is able to boil down extremely complex contexts into boardroom-style, digestible and decision-oriented bites."
  2. Carsten Berrar
    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Band 2
  3. Christian Cascante
    Gleiss Lutz | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Harald Selzner
    3
    Harald Selzner
    Noerr
    Noerr | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 15 Years Ranked
    Harald Selzner is an experienced practitioner who regularly assists German companies on corporate reorganisations and cross-border M&A transactions.
  2. 3
    Stephan Waldhausen
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 12 Years Ranked
    Stephan Waldhausen showcases notable expertise in highly complex international mandates. His practice covers multi-jurisdictional mergers and transactions that include sophisticated carve-out structures.
  3. Andreas Austmann
    Hengeler Mueller | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Band 3
  4. Christof Jäckle
    Hengeler Mueller | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Band 3
  5. Hartmut Krause
    Allen & Overy LLP | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Band 3
  6. Jochen Vetter
    Hengeler Mueller | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Band 3
  7. Rainer Traugott
    Latham & Watkins | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Ansgar Rempp
    4
    Ansgar Rempp
    Jones Day
    Jones Day | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Band 4 | 10 Years Ranked
    Ansgar Rempp is particularly active on cross-border transactions. He regularly assists well-known corporates with high-volume sales and acquisitions across various jurisdictions. Ansgar Rempp is qualified to practise in Germany and New York and is a sought-after adviser to large US manufacturing companies. Clients appreciate his abilities at "blending the needs of an international US company with the German legal expectations."
  2. Oliver Schröder
    4
    Oliver Schröder
    SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz
    SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Band 4 | 17 Years Ranked
    Oliver Schröder is experienced in advising German companies on mid-cap as well as high-end M&A transactions. He frequently assists with cross-border deals and offers additional expertise to international clients on German foreign direct investment rules. Oliver Schröder also advises on corporate law and structural issues. A market commentator praises: "He was responsive throughout the transaction and took the time to explain complex legal concepts in a practical manner. I recommend him very highly."
  3. Benjamin Leyendecker
    Kirkland & Ellis International LLP | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Band 4
  4. Daniela Favoccia
    Hengeler Mueller | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Band 4
  5. Hans Diekmann
    Allen & Overy LLP | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Band 4
  6. Ingo Strauss
    Latham & Watkins LLP | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Band 4
  7. Michael Ulmer
    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Band 4
  8. Rainer Krause
    Hengeler Mueller | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Band 4
  9. Rick van Aerssen
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Band 4
  10. Thomas Krecek
    Clifford Chance | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Band 4
  11. York Schnorbus
    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Band 4
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Band 5
  1. Christian Pleister
    5
    Christian Pleister
    Noerr
    Noerr | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Band 5 | 6 Years Ranked
    Christian Pleister is active advising traditional German clients on investment deals. Due to a focus on restructuring and insolvency matters, he is additionally well placed to advise on distressed M&A transactions. He has experience assisting with cross-border mandates that require coordination across jurisdictions.
  2. Dirk Oberbracht
    5
    Dirk Oberbracht
    Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Band 5 | 16 Years Ranked
    Dirk Oberbracht is a highly active practitioner who offers expertise in a range of corporate issues and M&A deals. He frequently advises US clients on large-scale inbound transactions. He also assists German industry clients and portfolio companies with a range of matters, including sales and acquisitions, joint ventures and management equity programmes. A client enthuses: "Dirk Oberbracht was wonderful throughout the transaction," explaining: "He was flexible in terms of availability and legal expertise and really went the extra mile to facilitate a difficult deal."
  3. Martin Neuhaus
    5
    Martin Neuhaus
    Noerr
    Noerr | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Band 5 | 3 Years Ranked
    Martin Neuhaus advises on mandates at the interface of M&A, corporate and capital markets law. Clients value his "strong negotiation skills" and describe him as a "seasoned and highly committed M&A lawyer."
  4. Roger Kiem
    5
    Roger Kiem
    White & Case
    White & Case | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Band 5 | 18 Years Ranked
    Roger Kiem advises well-known German and international clients on strategic M&A, real estate deals and sales and acquisitions in the financial sector. He frequently acts on cross-border transactions.
  5. Staffan Illert
    5
    Staffan Illert
    Linklaters
    Linklaters | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Band 5 | 1 Years Ranked
    Staffan Illert joins the rankings on the back of excellent feedback for his work on public and private M&A, corporate restructuring and advisory.
  6. Stephan Oppenhoff
    5
    Stephan Oppenhoff
    Linklaters
    Linklaters | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Band 5 | 8 Years Ranked
    Stephan Oppenhoff advises on high-profile transactions in the German market. His experience also includes assisting with large and multi-jurisdictional public takeover offers as well as subsequent international integration and reorganisation. Clients appreciate his support on complex mandates, as one person suggests: "Stephan Oppenhoff would be a person I would recommend working with when facing a difficult situation."
  7. Stephanie Hundertmark
    5
    Stephanie Hundertmark
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Band 5 | 3 Years Ranked
    "Very competent lawyer" Stephanie Hundertmark advises well-known German and international clients, with a particular focus on life sciences and private equity deals. She further assists with venture capital investments and has experience in the fintech sector.
  8. Thomas König
    5
    Thomas König
    Shearman & Sterling LLP
    Shearman & Sterling LLP | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Band 5 | 15 Years Ranked
    Thomas König is highly active on multi-jurisdictional transactions, where he frequently covers the German law side as part of a global team. His expertise includes private and public M&A, corporate reorganisations and governance issues. He is well-versed in both strategic and private equity deals. A client enthuses: "Thomas König always has the big picture but is also really involved in the detail," adding: "He coordinates everything for us and it is good to have him by our side in negotiations."
  9. Wilhelm Reinhardt
    5
    Wilhelm Reinhardt
    Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Band 5 | 8 Years Ranked
    Wilhelm Reinhardt provides corporate advisory work as well as assisting with public and private M&A. He is well versed in both strategic and private equity transactions and covers a range of deal sizes. He frequently acts on cross-border matters. Clients stress Wilhelm Reinhardt's experienced approach and client service, with one person describing him as "a very senior, pragmatic and goal-oriented lawyer, who is deeply immersed in the matter and also very helpful in between mandates."
  10. Achim Herfs
    Kirkland & Ellis International LLP | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Band 5
  11. Arend von Riegen
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Band 5
  12. Daniel Wiegand
    Hengeler Mueller | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Band 5
  13. Florian Kästle
    Baker McKenzie | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Band 5
  14. Konstantin Technau
    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Band 5
  15. Martin Erhardt
    Milbank LLP | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Band 5
  16. Matthias-Gabriel Kremer
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Band 5
  17. Michael Arnold
    Gleiss Lutz | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Band 5
  18. Nikolaos Paschos
    Latham & Watkins LLP | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Band 5
  19. Nils Matthias Koffka
    Allen & Overy LLP | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Band 5
  20. Ralf Morshäuser
    Gleiss Lutz | Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    Global 2022 | Band 5