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Dr Maria Boerner

Senior Associate

Frankfurt am Main

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Dr Maria Boerner

Senior Associate

Frankfurt am Main

Maria advises German and international corporate clients, private equity investors and venture capital funds on complex intra-group reorganisations and various aspects of corporate law and commercial law with a special focus on cross-border private equity transactions as well as public M&A transactions.

Maria was recently seconded to Allen & Overy’s private equity practice group at the Amsterdam office. Prior to joining Allen & Overy, Maria worked as a trainee at a major international US-law firm in Frankfurt am Main and at the German Embassy in Washington, D.C. Parallel to her PhD-thesis, she worked for another international US-law firm in Berlin focussing on international and European trade and corporate issues.

Recent relevant experience includes advising:

  • Eurazeo on a Series B funding round concerning premium hair care brand Gisou, a premium honey-based hair and beauty brand. The investment comprises a primary investment and the acquisition of certain shares from the founders through a secondary sale.
  • Aermont Capital on an investment from GIC and existing investor APG in The Student Hotel to accelerate international expansion. The transaction values The Student Hotel, including assets currently under development, at EUR 2.1 billion.
  • Franz Haniel & Cie GmbH on the sale of ELG to Luxembourg-based steel producer Aperam S.A.
  • The Supervisory board of AKASOL AG on the public takeover offer of US automotive supplier BorgWarner.
  • Bitè Lietuva on two secured high yield bonds with fixed and floating interest rates as well as revolving super senior credit facility.
  • Exponent Private Equity on the refinancing of the BBI Group and its acquisition of Diarect AG, a specialist in the development and production of recombinant and native antigens.
  • Marel Group on the acquisition of TREIF Maschinenbau GmbH, the leading supplier in solutions and services on portioning, dicing, slicing and cutting of food.
  • Bird Rides, Inc. based in Santa Monica, California, on its acquisition of the Berlin-based e-scooter provider Circ.

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60306 Frankfurt am Main

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Admitted as Rechtsanwältin, Germany, 2019


PhD (Dr. iur.), University of Hamburg, Germany, 2021

Second German State Examination (Zweites Staatsexamen), Higher Regional Court, Germany, 2017

First German Examination (Erste Juristische Prüfung), University of Hamburg, Germany, 2015

Published work

  • „Die EU-Frauenquote kommt – aber auch für Deutschland?“, in Deutscher AnwaltSpiegel, August 2022
  • „Gender diversity on corporate boards – What to expect from the new EU Women on Boards Directive, including the practical changes for your management structure and the impact on the national legislation of each Member State“, Client Alert, July 2022
  • „Gender Diversity on the Board – Neues aus Brüssel“ (together with Dr. Hans-Peter Löw), in Personalführung, April 2022
  • „Overview – Gender balance quota and targets in Europe“, White Paper published by European Women on Boards, April 2022