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Corporate and M&A

Seamless service across jurisdictions and practices

Our clients come to us with complex transactions and innovative structures. Our integrated teams provide a comprehensive service beyond typical M&A work. It ranges from tax, bank finance, antitrust, capital markets, dispute resolution and public law to intellectual property law.

Our offering

German Stock Corporation Law Advisory

German Stock Corporation Law Advisory

We provide ongoing or project related advice on German Stock Corporation Law including all ancillary areas such as capital markets law, German laws on co-determination or the Societas Europaea (SE). Being a trusted adviser of some of the largest companies in Germany, including several DAX 30 companies, our expertise derives from a well established and long-standing practise focussing mainly on listed companies.

Our German Stock Corporation Law team covers:

  • boardroom advice, in particular on governance, directors’ duties, risk management and reporting
  • advice on executive compensation (e.g. related to the German Act on the Appropriateness of Management Board Remuneration or stock option plans)
  • annual and extraordinary general meetings
  • corporate restructurings (mergers, spin-offs etc.)
  • squeeze-outs
  • corporate law advice in connection with M&A transactions
  • corporate litigation, such as proceedings on motions to set aside shareholder resolutions or award proceedings
Corporate advice

Corporate advice

The team advises on all aspects of company law, especially stock corporation law, law of company groups, co-determination law, transformation law, takeover law and related capital markets law (such as stock exchange regulations, the law on trading of securities and insider dealing as well as disclosure and publicity). We advise large listed companies including DAX and MDAX companies on annual general meetings, group reorganisations, capital market issues and integration measures as well as corporate governance and compliance issues.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions

Our German M&A team advises industrial corporations, investment banks, insurance companies as well as non-profit organisations on all aspects of national and cross-border M&A transactions, joint ventures, public takeovers, restructurings, management and leveraged buy-outs and related capital market matters, including regulatory and tax issues.

We support buyers and sellers at all stages of a transaction – from bid preparation and submission to negotiation, sign-off and close. We’re known for getting to the heart of the most complex issues, forming the right strategy and deal structure and minimising the risk.

Our worldwide team of lawyers employs a common approach, so we can handle cross-border deals effectively. At the same time, our efficient working practices and competitive pricing give clients ‘more for less’ by saving them time and money.

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Blog Post: 05 July 2022

EU General Court backs ECB on refusal to permit Silvio Berlusconi to acquire a stake in Banca Mediolanum

In Fininvest and Berlusconi (Case T-913/16), the General Court upheld the ECB’s decision to refuse to authorise Silvio Berlusconi's acquisition of a qualifying stake in Banca Mediolanum, due to his…

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News: 05 July 2022

Allen & Overy advises Infinigate Group on the acquisition of Nuvias Group

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News: 20 June 2022

Allen & Overy advises Converge Technology Solutions Corp. on the intended acquisition of three Germany-based digital and IT organizations

Allen & Overy has advised Converge Technology Solutions Corp. (“Converge”), the Toronto Stock Exchange listed software-enabled IT & Cloud Solutions provider with headquarters in Toronto and Gatineau,…

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News: 17 June 2022

Friesland Campina advised by Allen & Overy on sale of parts of its German consumer business to Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller

Allen & Overy advised Dutch dairy company Royal Friesland Campina N.V. on the sale of parts of its German consumer business to Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller.

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