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Corporate / M&A

We advise companies of any legal form and size, their directors and members of their advisory or supervisory boards, as well as founders, investors, partners and shareholders on all issues – from day-to-day business decisions to fundamental challenges.

Particularly when it comes to acquisitions of companies, businesses, or shares, we offer comprehensive advice in all phases of the transaction. Our work entails efficient due diligence and the development and negotiation of legal agreements. This begins with the first planning and structural considerations and continues seamlessly to the conclusion and implementation of tailor-made contracts. We have special expertise in employment aspects of restructuring measures before and after such transactions. We often advise managers in management buy-outs.

In particular in the field of M&A, our practice group has regularly been recommended by renowned legal magazines such as Juve Handbook German Commercial Law Firms (2014 to date), Legal500 Germany (Mid-sized Domestic Deals, under €500m, 2015), FOCUS Special „Top Commercial Law Firms“ (M&A, 2013 and 2019; Corporate Law, 2016 to date), Acquisition International (M&A Award 2013), Kanzleien in Deutschland (Top Firm 2014), Wirtschaftswoche (Top Firm for corporate since 2019; Top Firm for M&A 2021, 2023, and 2024), brand eins (The best business law firms in Germany – M&A 2020), IFLR1000 (M&A Ranking Germany, 2015 to date), and Leaders League (recommended for mid-cap M&A transactions in Germany, 2022 to date). In the 31st edition (2020/2021) of IFLR 1000, one of our clients described us as „very efficient, diligent, well-ordered, systematical“.

Your contacts are: Hubertus Leo and Dr. Thorben Rein