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Martin Schulz

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Martin Schulz, Partner, represents strategic and private equity clients in cross-border and domestic M&A transactions, joint ventures, and corporate reorganizations. Martin has participated in transactions for well-known clients in many industries, including industrial products, banking, chemicals, health care, industrial gases, and facility management. Among other M&A transactions, he advised on the €700 million ($1 billion) acquisition of Vacuumschmelze GmbH & Co. KG by OM Group, Inc.; the sale of Wittur Group by Goldman Sachs, Cerberus Partners, and Credit Suisse to Triton Partners; the €475 million ($604.4 million) sale of Bayer AG's 49.9 percent stake in GE Bayer Silicones GmbH & Co. KG to GE and, ultimately, to Apollo Management L.P.; the sale of the FondsServiceBank business division of DAB Bank AG to Fondsdepot Bank GmbH; and the acquisition of Amafilter Group by Mahle GmbH.


Prior to joining the Firm's Munich Office, Martin worked for more than five years in the Berlin office of another international law firm. During that time he was involved in many matters, including the €2.7 billion sale of Messer Griesheim to Air Liquide and the sale of a large German construction and facility management group to a financial investor.


English, German.


Admitted to the Federal Republic of Germany Bar.


University of San Diego (LL.M. 2000); Second State Examination (Hamburg, 1999); University of Kiel (First State Examination 1996).

Germany: Corporate and M&A

M&A: large deals (€500m+)

Within: M&A: large deals (€500m+)

Jones Day fields M&A lawyers in Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Munich, which frequently cooperate with US colleagues on large-cap deals. For example, the group assisted Cardinal Health with the $6.1bn acquisition of some of Medtronic’s businesses, and advised Procter & Gamble on the €3.4bn acquisition of Merck’s global consumer health business, both of which were led by a US team. The German group coordinated advice for Hilti on its acquisition of the Norwegian company Oglaend System. Practice heads Ansgar Rempp and Martin Schulz are noted, and Christian Krebs and Markus Weber made partners in January 2018.

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