Corporate, Private Equity, M&A and Commercial

Corporate, Private Equity, M&A and Commercial - Germany

Decades of experience ensures that our German corporate, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and commercial lawyers deliver effective solutions to your problems.

In doing so, our priority is always to help you fulfil your objectives. This applies equally to complex transactions and restructuring measures as it does to general corporate law. As M&A specialists, both in national and cross-border matters, we have strong expertise and an outstanding reputation in corporate, private equity and M&A transactions.

We advise major corporates, mid-sized companies (Mittelstand) and entrepreneurs, private equity investors,  listed entities, financial service providers, family offices and management teams on all aspects of transactional and corporate law. This includes:

  • Acquisitions, disposals and mergers (national and cross-border; listed and private, and out of insolvency)
  • Private equity transactions
  • Restructuring of companies
  • Joint ventures, strategic cooperation, outsourcing
  • Collective and individual labour law advice (transactional and non-transactional)
  • General corporate law
  • Corporate litigation
  • Commercial contracts
  • Compliance and anti-corruption structures.

Discover our latest insights into legal issues affecting your business

We expect the importance of W&I insurance for Chinese outbound M&A to further increase.

11 April 2017

The EIF has become invaluable for many venture and smaller buyout funds; a number of which may not have been raised without the EIF's cornerstone investment and subsequent support

11 November 2016

Under AIFMD, marketing a private equity or venture capital fund in the EU has either got somewhat easier, or considerably harder – depending on access to a marketing passport.

04 November 2016

The AIFMD’s “third country passport” may be available in some non-EU countries relatively soon, but questions remain on how to opt in and what happens to National Private Placement Rules.

30 September 2016

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KWM Europe Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

KWM Europe Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (“KWM Europe”) is a German limited liability company having its seat in Frankfurt am Main. The company is registered in the commercial register of the local court of Frankfurt am Main at no HRB 107543 and admitted to the Frankfurt bar (Rechtsanwaltskammer Frankfurt am Main). Managing directors are Christian Cornett, Rudolf Haas and Rüdiger Knopf. KWM Europe is a member firm of the King & Wood Mallesons network and the partners and staff of KWM Europe work seamlessly with the rest of the King & Wood Mallesons network.