Dr. Philipp Kynast

Associate, Düsseldorf

Biography

Overview

Philipp advises national and international companies on complex domestic and cross-border M&A-transactions, distressed M&A matters and financial restructuring as well as within the context of domestic and cross-border joint ventures. Furthermore, Philipp advises on general corporate law matters including German and European company and group law, transformation and take-over law and in relation to capital markets law. He has broad experience advising German companies on international investments and foreign (strategic) investors on business activities in Germany and Europe in a variety of sectors with a particular focus on corporate venture capital and financial services. 

Prior to joining White & Case, Philipp worked for other renowned international law firms in Düsseldorf and New York and for the German Consulate General in Los Angeles. In 2019, Philipp was seconded to the legal department of Düsseldorf headquartered investment bank IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG.

Bars and Courts
Rechtsanwalt
Education
Dr jur
University of Düsseldorf
Second State Exam
Higher Regional Court Düsseldorf
BSc
Business Administration and Economics
University of Hagen
Master
International Business and Law
La Trobe University

Melbourne

LLM
La Trobe University

Melbourne

First State Exam
University of Münster
Languages
German
English

Experience

Representation of x+bricks group on the approximately €500 million acquisition of 120 grocery-anchored properties from TLG Immobilien AG and its subsidiaries. The acquisition is one of the largest portfolio transactions of grocery-anchored properties ever executed in Germany.

Representation of Ralph Winter, founder of Corestate Capital, on the sale of shares in Corestate Capital. The placement with institutional investors was carried out by means of an accelerated bookbuilding process and comprised three million shares corresponding to approx. 14.1% of the share capital of Corestate Capital.

Representation of Hassan Allam Holding, a leading construction and engineering group headquartered in Cairo, Egypt on corporate and finance aspects in relation to its indirect acquisition of a majority interest in Bioworks AG, a global leader in waste water treatment engineering based in Munich, Germany.

Representation of Mubadala Capital in connection with the €55 million Series B financing round of Berlin-based e-scooter startup TIER Mobility.

Representation of IT4process GmbH and its shareholders in connection with the strategic investment of the B. Braun Melsungen Group.

Representation of DK Company A/S on the acquisition and restructuring of meinemarkenmode.de GmbH & Co. KG within the scope of insolvency plan proceedings.

Representation of Saudi Aramco on the EUR 1.5 billion acquisition of the remaining 50% stake in the specialty chemicals joint venture ARLANXEO from LANXESS. *

Representation of Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures on its investment in FLC Flowcastings GmbH. *

Representation of Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures on its investment in NexWafe GmbH. *

Representation of SPIE on the acquisition of Lück group. *

*Matters prior to working for White & Case.

Publications

Daghles, Murad M.; Haßler, Thyl; Kynast, Philipp: "W&I Insurance in the Light of Venture Capital Transactions – a tool to balance conflicting interests?', M&A REVIEW EUROPE, Volume 1, 2020, Pages 52-54

Daghles, Murad M.; Haßler, Thyl; Kynast, Philipp: "W&I Insurance as Deal Facilitator in Distressed Transactions: A Lawyer’s Perspective", M&A REVIEW EUROPE, Volume 1, 2020, Pages 48-50

Kynast, Philipp: Cross-Border Insurance Portfolio Transfers and Restructurings of Insurance Undertakings (Grenzüberschreitende Bestandsübertragungen und Umstrukturierungen von Versicherungsunternehmen im EWR), Ph.D. Thesis, Duncker & Humblot, 2018; reviewed in DVBl 8, 2020, Pages 563-564

Daghles, Murad M.; Kynast, Philipp: "Special Report – Legal framework for Islamic finance products and recent trends in Germany", Islamic Finance News, Volume 16, Issue 19, 2019, Pages 23-2