Dr. Volker Land | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Volker Land
Volker Land

Dr. Volker Land

Partner, Hamburg

Overview

Noted by respected legal guides as a leading practitioner in his field, Volker is Co-Head of White & Case's German Corporate practice.

His advisory practice focuses on the legal intricacies of major business transactions, as well as various aspects of M&A, corporate and capital markets law.

He has in particular a broad range of experience in media, telecommunications and transport, trade & logistics, where he brings commercial and legal insight to the structuring of complex acquisitions and transactions, as well as related corporate and capital market solutions.

In addition, Volker also has a significant track record of counselling financial institutions on M&A transactions.

His ability to offer authoritative legal advice is based on a deep local knowledge of the German economic and regulatory environment, as well as his thorough grasp of the myriad complexities of a range of cross-border transactions.

International both in outlook and practice experience, Volker worked for a number of years at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Law. He is fluent in four languages and, prior to joining White & Case, worked in the Paris, Cologne and Frankfurt offices of another leading law firm.

In order to provide clients with cutting-edge advice, Volker is always attentive to the latest developments in corporate law, and has written on related issues in a number of legal publications.

Bars and Courts

  • Rechtsanwalt

Education

  • First State Exam, University of Hamburg
  • Second State Exam, Hanseatic Higher Regional Court of Hamburg
  • Dr jur, University of Hamburg

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Experience

Media/Telecommunications
One of the largest publishing groups in Europe

Advising one of the largest publishing groups in Europe regarding sale side transactions in different jurisdictions.

Bauer Media Group

Advising Bauer Media Group, one the World's leading media companies and Europe's largest magazine publisher, on different acquisition.

Lars Hinrichs

Advising Lars Hinrichs, the founder of XING, in connection with the sale of his majority shares in XING AG to Burda Media, one of the Europe´s largest publishers and leading consumer-internet companies.

Xing AG

Advised in connection with its IPO on the official market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Prime Standard) including a private placement according to rule 144A in the United States and a public offering in Switzerland.

Tipp 24 AG

Advised in connection with its IPO on the official market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Prime Standard).

Top management of a telecommunications company

Advising on the proceedings against the top management regarding insider trading with shares in the telecommunications company.

Transport & Logistics
Keppel Offshore & Marine

Advising on different M&A transactions in Germany.

Otto Group

Advising Otto AG, a global retail and e-commerce group, on the Squeeze-out of C.J. Vogel AGand different M&A transactions.

Christian J. Ahrenkiel

Advised regarding the restructuring and sale of the German and Cyprian parts of the Ahrenkiel Group, a German ship management company, including a bidding process.

Hapag Lloyd AG

Advising on the public takeover and the Squeeze Out of VTG AG.

A worldwide technology group

Advising a worldwide technology group with the business areas of Logistics Systems, Automation and Pharma Systems on public M&A and corporate law issues.

Finanzinstitute
HSH Nordbank AG

Advised Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein on corporate law and M&A issues with regard to HSH Nordbank AG.

Sparkasse Bremen AG

Ongoing capital markets and corporate law advice of Sparkasse Bremen AG.

Leading Bank for medium sized businesses

Advised a leading financial institution for medium sized businesses on M&A transactions various jurisdictions.

Publications

  • Impact of the stock market price and its limits when dealing with business valuation for structural measures, Die Aktiengesellschaft, Issue 18, pp. 659-666, 2015, (Grenzen der Bedeutung des Börsenkurses bei der Unternehmensbewertung im Rahmen von Strukturmaßnahmen) (co-author with Jessica Hallermayer)
  • Obligation to publish a prospectus and information document pursuant to German securities law in case of employee stock programs , Der Betrieb, Issue 18, pp. 1001 – 1006, 2014, (Prospektpflicht und Informationsdokument nach WpPG bei Mitarbeiteraktienbeteiligungsprogrammen) (co-author with Jessica Hallermayer)
  • Legal questions regarding cross border M & A transactions , Der Betriebs-Berater, Issue 45, pp. 2697 – 2706, 2013, (Rechtsfragen des internationalen Unternehmenskaufs)
  • Corporate acquisition of listed companies, Unternehmenskauf und Restrukturierung, Munich, 2013, (Unternehmenskauf börsennotierter Gesellschaften) (co-author with Menso Engelmann) (Ed. Gerhard Picot)
  • Confidential information of public authorities by supervisory board members in a German stock corporation according to section 394, 395, Die Aktiengesellschaft, pp. 114 – 121, 2011, (Weitergabe von vertraulichen Informationen durch auf Veranlassung von Gebietskörperschaften gewählte Mitglieder des Aufsichtsrats gem. §§ 394, 395 AktG) (co-author with Jessica Hallermayer)
  • Insider trading law and the acquisition of shareholdings, Kapitalbeteiligungsgesetz, 2009, (Insiderrecht beim Beteiligungserwerb) (Ed. Andreas Striegel, Michael R. Wiesbrock and Thomas A. Jesch. Stuttgart)

Awards & Recognition

Highly Recommended Lawyer, Best Lawyers/Handelsblatt 2016

Capital Markets, Corporate

Highly Recommended Lawyer, Best Lawyers/Handelsblatt 2015

Capital Markets

Leading Individual, PLC Which Lawyer? 2011, Germany

Equity Capital Markets

Leading Individual, Chambers Europe 2010, Germany

Corporate/M&A

Highly Recommended Lawyer, JUVE 2015/2016

Corporate

Highly Recommended Lawyer, JUVE 2014/2015

Corporate