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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

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News: 18 FEBRUARY 2021

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LONDON – Allen & Overy’s India Group practice has maintained its position as a Tier 1 Foreign Firm in India, by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021.   

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News: 15 FEBRUARY 2021

A&O's Projects, Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure (PENRI) practice recognised as the top adviser in 2020

Allen & Overy has been recognised by IJGlobal, Dealogic and Inframation as the top legal advisor for number of transactions in the Projects, Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure (PENRI) market…

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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.)