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 restructuring measures before and after such transactions. We often advise managers in management buy-outs.

In addition, we have broad experience in handling corporate and post-merger disputes. We are well-versed in the often emotional disputes in family-owned businesses.

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, editions 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019), Legal500 Germany (Mid-sized Domestic Deals, under €500m, 2015), FOCUS Special „Top Commercial Law Firms“ (M&A 2013 and 2019, Corporate Law 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019), Acquisition International (M&A Award 2013), Kanzleien in Deutschland (Top Firm 2014), Wirtschaftswoche (Top Firm for corporate, 2019), and IFLR1000 (M&A Ranking Germany 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020).

A list of selected transactions on which our M&A team has provided advice in the past can be found here.