The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Hengeler Mueller

Work +49 89 383 388 0
Fax +49 89 38 33 88 33 3
Berlin, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Munich

Prof Dr Jochen Vetter

Work +49 89 383388 236
Hengeler Mueller

Work Department

Corporate; Mergers & Acquisitions; Compliance. Corporate Litigation.


Jochen advises listed and family-owned companies on corporate law, securities laws, reorganizations, corporate disputes, compliance matters and M&A transactions.


Jochen joined Hengeler Mueller in 1995, and has been partner since 2000.


Honorary professor for corporate law at Cologne University; executive board member of German corporate law association; member of various expert groups on German and European company law, IBA; co-editor of four law journals.


Universities of Bonn, Cologne and Hagen (Dr jur, MBA).

Germany: Corporate and M&A

M&A: mid-sized deals (sub-€500m)

Within: M&A: mid-sized deals (sub-€500m)

At Hengeler Mueller, 32 partners, who ‘are in an absolutely unique position in terms of quality, cost awareness and cooperation’, provide transactional advice. The firm regularly acts as lead counsel in international transactions with a German target, but has also recently built up its outbound portfolio. Highlights included assisting Carl Zeiss with the €25m acquisition of Optec and advising Siemens on the sale of Siemens Convergence Creators, a provider of digital transformation solutions, to Atos. Key partners include Daniela Favoccia, Georg Frowein, Jochen Vetter and Peter Weyland. Sebastian Schneider provides ‘an excellent and comprehensive service’, and has ‘the whole transaction in mind’; he and Daniel Möritz were promoted to the partnership in early 2018. Hans-Jörg Ziegenhain has ‘excellent business acumen’ and Matthias Hentzen is noted for his ‘acumen and negotiation skills’. Andreas Hoger is recommended as a next generation lawyer, Steffen Oppenländer joined Milbank in August 2017.

[back to top]

Back to index

Legal Developments by:
Hengeler Mueller

Legal Developments in Germany

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to