Corporate Law GERMANY

Our corporate lawyers are experienced in representing domestic and foreign companies in complex and often transnational transactions, and in their financing. With approximately 1,000 lawyers and 12 locations in the United States, Europe and Asia, we are able to quickly bring together well-suited teams and draw upon lawyers in other legal disciplines such as cartel law, public commercial law, labor law and industrial property rights.

Contacts

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Crones, Christian

Dr. Christian Crones

Partner-in-Charge, Frankfurt Office

+49 69 27 10 78 207 (t)

christian.crones@wilmerhale.com

Seyfarth, Martin

Martin Seyfarth

Partner-in-Charge, Berlin Office

+49 30 20 22 64 30 (t)

martin.seyfarth@wilmerhale.com

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

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

Wendler LL.M., Jan-S.

Dr. Jan-S. Wendler, LL.M.

Special Counsel

+49 69 27 10 78 207 (t)

jan.wendler@wilmerhale.com

Späth, Patrick

Patrick Späth, LL.M.

Counsel

+49 30 20 22 65 42 (t)

patrick.spaeth@wilmerhale.com

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Dr. Nicole Blinn

Senior Associate

+49 69 27 10 78 046 (t)

nicole.blinn@wilmerhale.com

Kutschelis, Julian

Dr. Julian Kutschelis

Senior Associate

+49 30 20 22 65 42 (t)

julian.kutschelis@wilmerhale.com

Focus

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 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 andPrivate 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.

Real Estate Transactions — We offer full-service counsel to our national and international major clients in their real estate matters. We have worked on numerous real estate transactions, totaling over €1.5 billion, and have a proven track record in legal asset management of properties, including lease work, counsel on construction law aspects, contracts and litigation, valued at more than €1 billion.

Private Clients — WilmerHale advises on a comprehensive range of issues of successor planning and asset planning. Our clients are families and individuals, smaller companies not listed on the stock exchange, foundations, estates, trusts, and asset transfer and asset administration companies.

Notary's Office — Our reputed Berlin notary's office regularly advises on company and real estate transactions and on restructurings under corporate law, and acts as recorders of shareholders' meetings.