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Hengeler Mueller

BENRATHER STRASSE 18-20, 40213 DÃœSSELDORF, GERMANY
Tel:
Work +49 211 83 04 0
Fax:
Fax +49 21 18 30 41 70
Email:
Web:
www.hengeler.com
Berlin, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Munich

Dr Andreas Austmann

Tel:
Work +49 211 8304 186
Email:
Hengeler Mueller

Work Department

Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions.

Position

Andreas practices corporate and capital markets law. Most of his clients are domestic and foreign publicly listed companies typically seeking his advice on transformational matters. This includes mergers and takeovers, spin-offs and the structuring of corporate groups, often in cross-border scenarios.

Career

Qualified in 1990 (Germany) and 1992 (New York), joined Hengeler Mueller in 1990, Partner since 1995, Co-Managing Partner 2008-2010.

Education

Universities of Heidelberg and Muenster (Dr jur, 1989), Harvard Law School (LLM, 1990).


Germany: Corporate and M&A

Corporate

Within: Leading individuals

Andreas Austmann - Hengeler Mueller

Within: Corporate

Hengeler Mueller’s 40-strong corporate law team is not only one of the largest and most stable in the market, but is also regarded as the ‘clear market leader’. A highlight was advising Metro on a group split including a carve-out. In other work, the group assisted numerous family-owned businesses with the ​​change of legal form and advised the parent company of a global technology group, which converted into a KGaA. Other areas of focus, in addition to advising on corporate structures, is assisting with annual general meetings for clients including innogy, Osram Licht, Porsche, United Internet and Linde. The group advised Linde on the question of whether the merger of equals agreement between Linde and Praxair should have been submitted to the general meeting for approval. This instruction was handled by Jochen Vetter, who works alongside the ‘highly esteemed’ and ‘very dedicated and exceptionally intelligent’ Simon Patrick Link in Munich. Daniela Favoccia is based in Frankfurt; Thomas Meurer, Maximilian Schiessl (one of the leading lawyers for board level and supervisory law consulting) and Andreas Austmann, who provides ‘practical and useful advice’, are key names in Dusseldorf.

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Germany: Industry focus

Energy

Within: Energy

Hengeler Mueller offers a multifaceted spectrum of energy law advice with its 14-partner strong team, which covers regulatory matters, disputes and M&A projects, joint ventures and financing. From its Berlin office, the practice often handles projects in the renewable energy sector. Dirk Uwer assisted Centrica with the establishment of joint ventures with Bayerngas Norge in the area of exploration and extraction of crude oil and natural gas, while John Flüh and Nicolas Böhm acted as lead counsel for 50Hertz Transmission on the 20% acquisition of shares by State Grid of China. In other work, Thomas Meuerer and Andreas Austmann advised innogy on the merger of its British distribution business with SSE’s retail energy and ‘energy plus’ business for the creation of an independent energy distribution company. In the contentious space, highlights included representing DB Energie in the pursuit of repayment claims and claims to future adjustments of long-term power supply contracts with a large energy provider. Sebastian Schneider was promoted to partner at the start of 2018.

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