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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.

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

Publications: 10 JULY 2020

Covid–19 coronavirus update: an overview of European Commission State aid decisions (updated 10 July 2020)

Under State aid rules, UK and EEA Member State governments may not generally provide selective assistance to businesses without prior approval from the European Commission (EC). This includes…

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Publications: 09 JULY 2020

Beyond Covid-19: Unexpected Policy Shift as Land Registry announces acceptance of Electronic Signatures

The Land Registry has today announced that it will “soon” start to accept electronic signatures. This is a major policy shift for the Land Registry and will be welcomed by the property industry both…

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Coding and  a password login on a computer screen

Publications: 08 JULY 2020

Fintech deals enter temporary lull after Q1 surge

The start of the year saw a surge in ever-larger fintech deals around the world, with every expectation that this trend would continue.

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A drop of liquid falling into a test tube

Publications: 08 JULY 2020

Pipeline gaps and digital will drive life sciences deals

Often seen as a safe haven sector in times of crisis, the life sciences have not only been centre stage during the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis but are riding it out well.

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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.)