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Johannes Perlitt

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Johannes Perlitt, Partner at Jones Day since 2014, advises German and international clients (strategic buyers, financial investors, and banks) in corporate and transactional matters. His practice is focused on public mergers and acquisitions, and he has specific experience in the automotive industry. He is also coauthor of leading legal commentaries on stock corporation law and reorganizations.


Prior to joining Jones Day in 2014, Johannes served as lead or co-lead partner advising clients on numerous transactions, including: J.P. Morgan and other financing banks on the Douglas Holding AG takeover offer made by Advent; Deutsche Bank in connection with the takeover offer made by Grohe Asia AG to the shareholders of Joyou AG; Volkswagen AG on the mandatory tender offer of Porsche SE, the creation of an integrated automotive group with Porsche AG, the acquisition of Porsche Holding (Salzburg), and the sale of Volkswagen's Brazil truck business to MAN; Evonik Industries AG on the acquisition of a 25.01 percent stake by CVC Capital Partners; and RAG AG on the Degussa takeover offer and on the sale of its stake in Ruhrgas to E.ON. Other clients Johannes has represented include Dana Corporation, Norsk Hydro ASA, and Spectrum Brands.


German and English.


Admitted to the Federal Republic of Germany Bar. Johannes is also a member of the Scientific Association for Company and Corporate Law (VGR).


Higher Regional Court of Hamburg (Second State Examination 1993); University of Göttingen (First State Examination 1988).

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