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Hogan Lovells International LLP

Dr Jörg Herwig

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Corporate

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Joerg Herwig has a perennial experience in advising on private equity and M&A, in particular management incentive programs, shareholders' agreements and warranty and indemnity insurances.

Joerg has accompanied many international and national corporate and sponsor clients in their transactions, general corporate matters and restructurings. He regularly gives presentations on such topics. He is also a notary public in Frankfurt. Joerg is active in the German recruiting activities of Hogan Lovells.


Germany: Corporate and M&A

Corporate

Within: Corporate

The corporate law group at Hogan Lovells International LLPresponds personally to the concerns of its clients’ and offers ‘partnership-like cooperation at a high professional level’ as well as ‘continuous availability and responsive feedback’. Current mandates include advising Adva Optical Networking on the integration of MRV Communications, including various mergers and intra-group transfers, as well as on the restructuring of the Generali Group. The firm regularly advises on the establishment of joint ventures such as Daimler in the context of the bundling of on-demand mobility services. Michael Rose provides ‘practical answers, a pragmatic approach and pleasant cooperation’, and is recommended alongside Matthias Hirschmann and Peter Huber. Lutz Angerer heads the German practice, while Volker Geyrhalter took over responsibility for the Continental European group from Christoph Louven at the end of 2017. Hanns Jörg Herwig made partner at the beginning of 2018, while Michael Leistikow retired. Urszula Nartowska joined from Gleiss Lutz. Daniel Dehghanian and Alexander Koch made partner in 2019. Associate Philipp Weber joined FPS as associate partner.

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M&A: large deals (€500m+)

Within: M&A: large deals (€500m+)

Hogan Lovells International LLP delivers ‘solutions that work the first time around and keep the effort for clients low’. The team also successfully cooperates with ‘equally qualified and readily available lawyers in other jurisdictions’, which is an advantage for clients involved in large international transactions. Highlights in this space included advising Woodward on the acquisition of engineering firm L’Orange for a value of €700m according to media reports; assisting BASF with the merger of its paper and water chemicals business with US specialty chemicals manufacturer Solenis; and acting for Daimler on the formation of a joint venture with BMW to bundle global mobility services. Lutz Angerer leads the German team, while Volker Geyrhalter heads the Continental European practice. Nikolas Zirngibl is also noted and Hanns Jörg Herwig made partner at the beginning of 2018.

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Germany: Industry focus

Healthcare and life sciences

Within: Healthcare and life sciences

Hogan Lovells International LLP’s ‘excellent’ team stands out for its high level of niche expertise in various healthcare-related areas. Jörg Schickert, who heads the German life sciences practice, has considerable regulatory expertise; he and Arne Thiermann, who was promoted to partner in January 2018, advised multiple companies belonging to Merz Pharma on matters concerning medical devices, pharmaceutical and compliance issues. In a highlight in the corporate space, the group assisted Centogene with a venture capital financing round totalling over €25bn; Munich-based Nikolas Zirngibl led the advice. Tanja Eisenblätter, who is based in the Hamburg office, utilised her ‘comprehensive experience’ in representing Daiichi Sankyo in several competition law disputes concerning anticoagulants. The firm was also active in the field of product liability law, providing multijurisdictional advice to a medical device manufacturer, and in the patent law area, where Alexander Klicznik represented Agilent in three infringement proceedings around mass spectrometres. ‘Magnificent patent lawyerMiriam Gundt; head of the digital health Continental Europe practice Matthias Schweiger; Ina Brock, who heads the global clients and industries group; and ‘gutsy’ patent law practice head Andreas von Falck are all also recommended. Hanns Jörg Herwig, Inken Knief and Désirée Maier were promoted to the partnership in January 2018.

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Germany: Private equity

Transactions

Within: Transactions

Hogan Lovells International LLP’s client portfolio includes financial and strategic investors as well as portfolio companies, which primarily instruct the team on mid-cap transactions. Hanns Jörg Herwig, who made partner in January 2018, and practice head Matthias Jaletzke advised investment company Bregal Unternehmerkapital on the sale of its majority stake in ProAlpha to British investment company Intermediate Capital Group (ICG), and assisted Canadian asset manager Brookfield with the acquisition of Lampe Equity Management from Bankhaus Lampe. Dusseldorf-based Lars Benger acted for Invision on its investment in the Laboratorium Dr. Deppe group. Joachim Habetha is one of the central figures in the Frankfurt office. Woodward and Castik Capital are also clients.

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