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Dr Hans Schoneweg

Partner

Hamburg

Schoneweg Hans
Dr Hans Schoneweg

Partner

Hamburg

Hans advises listed international and domestic companies as well as medium sized German firms, mainly in corporate and capital market law, and has extensive experience in national and international M&A transactions, joint ventures, as well as in the areas of private equity (especially venture capital), IPOs, capital increases, privatisations and restructuring. He joined in 2001 and became a partner in May 2003. Prior to that he was a partner at White & Case, Feddersen. Hans is the Head of the German Corporate practice.

Other noteworthy experience includes advising:

  • Nuon Energy on its EUR10.3bn takeover by Vattenfall.
  • Bisnode on its acquisition of Global Group, the leading German language marketing multi-channel communication provider.
  • BSG Real Estate on the formation of a joint venture with SIGNA Prime Selection in relation to the high street retail store portfolio including the landmark Berlin store KaDeWe in Germany with a value exceeding EUR2bn.
  • The shareholders of equinet Bank AG on the disposal of their shares in equinet to the Norwegian investment bank Pareto Securities AG.
  • Husky Injection Molding Systems, Canada, on its acquisition of Schöttli Group.
  • SD Worx on the acquisition of German fidelis HR GmbH from Aurelius.
  • Kendrion on the acquisition of Kuhnke.
  • Koninklijke Brill on the acquisition of the publishing houses Ferdinand Schöningh, Wilhelm Fink and Imprints Konstanz University Press.
  • ManpowerGroup Deutschland GmbH on the acquisition of 7S Group.
  • Pandora in connection with expanding its German branch network by 78 rental properties.

News & insights

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Publications: 21 FEBRUARY 2020

Indonesia introduces new regulation to facilitate the transformation of foreign bank branches into subsidiaries and refine M&A in the banking sector

The OJK introduced new regulation to facilitate the transformation of foreign bank branches into subsidiaries and address certain existing uncertainties in executing bank M&A.

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Publications: 20 FEBRUARY 2020

Coronavirus: Points to consider on M&A transactions

As coronavirus (Covid-19), first reported in Wuhan in December 2019, spreads across China and beyond, it has been widely reported that some Chinese companies are looking to suspend or terminate their contractual commitments. Factory closures, port and travel restrictions on goods and workers, a decline in energy demand, and reductions in consumer spending are affecting many sectors including manufacturing, transport, tourism, energy and retail.

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News: 20 FEBRUARY 2020

A&O retains title as leading global transactional law firm for sixth year

Allen & Overy advised on more deals during 2019 than any other law firm in the world. According to data from Refinitiv and Dealogic, A&O advised on 17% more deals than its nearest competitor across global DCM, ECM, M&A, loans and project finance.

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News: 31 JANUARY 2020

Allen & Overy advises E.L.A. Vermögensverwaltung GmbH on takeover of IC Immobilien Holding AG

E.L.A. Vermögensverwaltung GmbH has taken over all shares in IC Immobilien Holding AG. The remaining minority shareholders were bought out by way of a squeeze-out under German stock corporation law against payment of a cash settlement.

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Office

Hamburg

Allen & Overy LLP
Kehrwieder 12
20457 Hamburg

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as German Rechtsanwalt, 1997

Exempt european lawyer, England and Wales, 2004

Academic

PhD, Law, University of Leipzig

First State Exam in Law, University of Hamburg, 1994

Second State Exam in Law, University of Hamburg, 1997

Recognition

Published work

  • Schoneweg H., Roth M. (2004) "Einsicht in Aufsichtsratsprotokolle als due diligence defense", NZG, Heft 5/2004
  • Braun E., Schoneweg H. (2003) "Der Anwalt wechselt sein Spezialgebiet nur selten", Financial Times Deutschland, 02/2003
  • Schoneweg H. (2002) "Emission selbstaendiger Aktienoptionen durch die Gesellschaft", WM 14/02
  • Schoneweg H. (1997) "Eigentumsvorbehalt und Sicherungsuebereignung im deutsch-oesterreichischen Rechtsverkehr", Herbert Utz (ed.)