German Corporate TRANSACTIONAL

Our corporate lawyers are experienced in representing domestic and foreign companies in complex and often transnational transactions, and in their financing. We are 1,000 lawyers strong with offices in 14 locations in the United States, Europe and Asia. We are able to quickly bring together well-suited teams and draw upon lawyers from other practices such as Tax Law, Cartel Law, Public Commercial Law, Labor Law and Industrial Property Rights.

Our German team focuses on:

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) — In the past several years we have designed and carried out a multitude of company acquisitions and sales involving national and globally operating target companies. We regularly represent our clients in tender procedures and guide them through the tax and legal planning necessary for the financing for their acquisition. Our clients are primarily leading companies from regulated industries such as energy and aviation, or from the processing, tourism or technology industries.

Venture Capital and Private Equity — Our services include designing startup financing and further financing rounds and advising in the acquisition of participants both on and off the stock market, including the associated financing structures. In addition, we advise a multitude of VC portfolio companies.

Company and Capital Market Law — Alongside the transactions practice, we provide comprehensive services concerning company and capital market law, and advise clients on the private and public commercial legal issues related to designing complex agreement structures. We provide counsel when companies are founded, for capital measures, company mergers, cooperation and joint ventures, IPOs, and in transformations and restructurings.

Notaries — Our reputed Berlin notaries regularly advise on company and real estate transactions and on restructurings under corporate law, and act as recorders of shareholders’ meetings.

Our corporate lawyers are experienced in representing domestic and foreign companies in complex and often transnational transactions, and in their financing. We are 1,000 lawyers strong with offices in 14 locations in the United States, Europe and Asia. We are able to quickly bring together well-suited teams and draw upon lawyers from other practices such as Tax Law, Cartel Law, Public Commercial Law, Labor Law and Industrial Property Rights.

Our German team focuses on:

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Braun, Martin

Dr. Martin Braun

Partner

+49 69 27 10 78 207 (t)

martin.braun@wilmerhale.com

Crones, Christian

Dr. Christian Crones

Partner

+49 69 27 10 78 207 (t)

christian.crones@wilmerhale.com

Schubert, Klaus

Klaus Schubert

Partner

+49 30 20 22 65 56 (t)

klaus.schubert@wilmerhale.com

Seyfarth, Martin

Martin Seyfarth

Partner

+49 30 20 22 64 30 (t)

martin.seyfarth@wilmerhale.com

Wissmann, Matthias

Matthias Wissmann

Senior International Counsel

+49 30 20 22 64 26 (t)

matthias.wissmann@wilmerhale.com

Schleyer, Hanns-Eberhard

Hanns-Eberhard Schleyer

Senior Counsel

+49 30 20 22 63 56 (t)

hanns-eberhard.schleyer@wilmerhale.com

Krolop, Ines

Dr. Ines Krolop

Counsel

+49 30 20 22 65 56 (t)

ines.krolop@wilmerhale.com

Späth, Patrick

Patrick Späth, LL.M.

Counsel

+49 30 20 22 65 42 (t)

patrick.spaeth@wilmerhale.com

Publications & News

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June 28, 2016

WilmerHale Lawyers Named to Best Lawyers in Germany 2016

Six WilmerHale lawyers from the Berlin and Frankfurt offices were listed to Best Lawyers in Germany.

May 3, 2016

Selected 2016 Life Sciences Transactions

Recognized both globally and nationally for its leading life sciences practice, WilmerHale has more than four decades of experience representing biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies at all stages of growth, as well as venture capitalists and investment banks.

May 3, 2016

Selected 2016 Strategic Alliances, Joint Venture and Licensing Transactions

Our corporate, licensing, intellectual property and regulatory lawyers regularly handle a broad range of strategic alliance, joint venture, licensing,
collaboration, product development, outsourcing, manufacturing, distribution and similar agreements, including many significant deals that are helping to shape the future of science, technology and commerce.

May 3, 2016

Selected 2016 Technology Transactions

For more than four decades, we have represented technology clients in venture capital financings, public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions; handled their licensing, outsourcing, services, joint venture, development and distribution transactions throughout the world; protected their innovations through patent prosecution and portfolio development; defended their interests in enterprise-critical patent litigation; and navigated regulatory issues vital to their success.

March 24, 2016

2016 Corporate Reports

WilmerHale's annual IPO, Venture Capital and M&A Reports offer insights into market conditions and provide comprehensive statistics and analysis that are hard to find elsewhere.

March 4, 2016

German Cum/Ex-Trades: Enhanced Risks and Industry-Wide Challenges

The German and international financial industries and their advisors have come under new pressure to investigate so-called 'cum/ex' trades conducted between 2000 and 2012.

July 2, 2015

WilmerHale Lawyers Named to Best Lawyers in Germany 2015

Six WilmerHale lawyers from the Berlin and Frankfurt offices were listed in Best Lawyers in Germany, ranking in a recent edition of Handelsblatt.

May 6, 2015

Selected 2015 Life Sciences Transactions

Recognized both globally and nationally as a leading life sciences practice, WilmerHale has four decades of experience representing biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies at all stages of growth, as well as venture capitalists and investment banks.

May 6, 2015

Selected 2015 Strategic Alliances, Joint Venture and Licensing Transactions

Our corporate, licensing, intellectual property and regulatory lawyers regularly handle a high volume of strategic alliance, joint venture, licensing, collaboration, product development, outsourcing, manufacturing, distribution and similar agreements, including many significant deals that are helping to shape the future of science and technology.

May 6, 2015

Selected 2015 Technology Transactions

For more than four decades, we have represented technology clients in venture capital financings, public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions; handled their licensing, outsourcing, services, joint venture, development and distribution transactions throughout the world; protected their innovations through patent prosecution and portfolio development; defended their interests in enterprise-critical patent litigation; and navigated regulatory issues vital to their success.

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