Dr. Thomas Gemmeke
Attorney-at-Law (Rechtsanwalt)
Head of Legal, Partner

Stephan Zuber
Attorney-at-Law (Rechtsanwalt), Specialist Lawyer for Commercial and Company Law
Partner

Longstanding expertise of consultancy on Mergers and Acquisitions

Having gathered extensive experience on several hundred transactions, our consulting teams advise national and international clients on M&A and private equity transactions of every size. Our economic understanding and our entrepreneurial, goal-oriented approach has been appreciated by large groups, medium-sized entities, financial investors, listed companies and start-ups for many years.

Alongside auditors, tax and management consultants, our lawyers work in interdisciplinary teams to ensure legal security and to optimize tax structures during the M&A process. Simultaneously, all accounting and financial issues that may arise are covered. The entire team – if required, together with external service providers such as notaries, environmental experts and patent attorneys – will be coordinated centrally by one contact person. In our opinion this provides the basis for top-quality consultancies as well as superior negotiation management and ideal results for our clients.

Furthermore, our consultancy services do not end with the closing date. We use our knowledge acquired during the transaction in order to provide customized legal and tax consultancy services for you and the target company even during the post-closing stage – both on a national and an international level.

The focus of our consultancy services is on the following sectors:

  • Term sheets/LOI and NDAs
  • Legal due diligence
  • Sale and purchase agreements
  • Acquisition financing
  • Private equity and venture capital transactions, including management buyouts (MBO), management buy-ins (MBI) and leveraged buyouts (LBO)
  • Management participation
  • Formation of joint ventures including the preparation and negotiation of shareholders’ agreements
  • Carve-out measures
  • Distressed M&A
  • External corporate succession by sale
  • Legal post-closing integration