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Dr Philipp Grzimek

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Jones Day

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M&A; Private Equity; Venture Capital & Private Investment.


Dr. Philipp Grzimek, Partner, focuses on mergers and acquisitions, particularly as it relates to real estate, energy, and health care transactions. He predominantly works for private equity clients. He also regularly advises on general corporate law, in particular regarding joint venture agreements, corporate restructurings, and current developments in European corporate law (European Public Limited Company and cross-border mergers). Philipp contributed a section on squeeze-out regulations to a legal textbook on the German takeover law by Geibel/Süßmann (2nd edition 2008).


English, French, and German.


Admitted to the Federal Republic of Germany Bar.


The University of Chicago (LL.M. 1999); University of Freiburg (Dr. jur. 1998); Second State Examination (Bavarian State Ministry of Justice, 1998); University of Munich (First State Examination 1995).

Germany: Private equity


Within: Transactions

Jones Day is experienced advising on medium and large-volume transactions as well as public takeovers, which also led to the group being instructed by market research group GfK on the voluntary public takeover bid of the holding company KKR. The advice was led by Ansgar Rempp, who, along with Ivo Posluschny and Philipp Grzimek, is one of the central figures in the team. Posluschny assisted EagleTree Capital with the acquisition of a majority stake in the German Airtech Group, a printing technology specialist headquartered in Werneck; while it also advised the financial investor, including its portfolio company Corsair, on the acquisition of Elgato Systems’ gaming business. An example of the increasing number of Asia-related instructions is assisting private equity investor PAG Asia Capital with its co-investment in Takata’s airbag business by the Key Safety Systems (KSS) group.

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    The Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act 2010, enacted on 18 March 2010, imposes a new US withholding tax and reporting regime, known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The FATCA regime applies generally to payments made after 31 December 2012, except on obligations (to be defined in future guidance) outstanding on 18 March 2012. Substantial effort is required by foreign entities to bring their worldwide operations and policies into compliance with the FATCA rules as of the effective date.

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