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Berlin, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Munich

Prof Dr Hans-Jörg Ziegenhain

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Hengeler Mueller

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Corporate; Mergers & Acquisitions; Private Equity.


Hans-Jörg Ziegenhain has specialized in advising listed companies, family businesses and private equity clients on corporate and M&A matters. Since 2007, Hans-Jörg has held a teaching position for "Mergers and Acquisitions" at the Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) of Munich, and in 2014, he was awarded an honorary professorship by the LMU.


Hans-Jörg has been partner at Hengeler Mueller since 2006, joining from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.


Munich Bar Association; Vice Chair of the IBA Corporate and M&A Law Committee.


Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich (Dr jur); University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (LLM).

Germany: Private equity


Within: Transactions

Hengeler Mueller has a substantial portfolio of large and mid-cap transactions covering a wide range of instructions for private equity houses and strategists, including both buy- and sell-side support. Annika Clauss and Peter Weyland acted for Oaktree Capital Management on the acquisition of nursing home operator Vitanas from the Burkhart family and the Andreas Franke group; Hans-Jörg Ziegenhain acted as counsel for EQT Partners on the agreement to acquire a 20% stake in Otto Bock HealthCare. On the sale side, the group acted for Trius Holdings on the sale of its majority stake in the energy service provider ista Luxembourg to Lamarillo; while advising Hensoldt Holding Germany on the acquisition of EuroAvionics from Equistone, and assisting Axel Springer with the sale of the publisher’s new building in Berlin, which is still under construction, to Norwegian sovereign wealth fund Norges Bank Real Estate Management are among the investor-side highlights. Goldman Sachs is also a client. Maximilian Schiessl, Emanuel Strehle and Christof Jäckle are the key names. Sebastian Schneider was made up to partner in November 2017.

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