Dr. Hans-Georg Schulze
Hans-Georg Schulze advises clients in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate and Commercial. His expertise focuses on the advice of complex strategic domestic and cross-border M&A transactions as well as on joint ventures and strategic carve-outs.
In recent years, he advised in particular clients with business in the automobile, energy and technology sector. As local partner in the Berlin office, he is also active in the Private Equity and Venture Capital sector. He served several times as panel member for start-up investment contests, inter alia the European Venture Contest.
Before joining White & Case, he worked nine years for leading law firms in Berlin, Frankfurt, London and Paris where he occupied the French desk.
Hans-Georg Schulze teaches Mergers & Acquisitions at the university of Leipzig for the Master of International Energy Economics and Business Administration program.
Advising Nidec on the acquisition of the Secop group, a leading manufacturer of compressors, from Aurelius*
Advising GoDaddy on the acquisition of the Host Europe group for about 1.7 billion Euro from Cinven*
Advising Valeo SA on several M&A transactions, inter alia on the acquisition of the brake manufacturer FTE Automotive for more than 800 million Euro from Bain Capital, on the acquisition of the automotive technology enterprise Peiker from the founding family Peiker, on the acquisition of the Spheros group, a producer of air conditioning systems, from Deutsche Beteiligungs AG as well as on the joint venture for high-voltage powertrains (E-Car Business) with Siemens AG*
Advising TUI travel PLC on its merger with TUI AG in the volume of about 5.8 billion Euro*
Advising the Federal Republic of Germany on its entry through Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) as major shareholder of the Airbus group (formerly EADS) and the reorganization of the shareholder consortium consisting of the states of Germany, France and Spain as well as formerly Daimler and Lagardère that held an interest in the value of 3.75 billion Euro of Airbus*
Advising Blackstone on the refinancing of the credit facilities for the development of the off-shore windpark Meerwind through green bonds in the value of more than 1 billion Euro as well as the sale of the windpark to China Three Gorges*
Advising the management of the Competence Call Center group (CCC) on the sale of CCC together with Silverfleet Capital Partner LLP as well as a rollover and a joint venture with the acquirer Ardian*
Advising Gruner + Jahr on the acquisition of the advertisement trading platform LiquidM from inter alia Earlybird and Asset Management Ventures*.
Advising Freiberger, a subsidiary of Südzucker AG, on the acquisition of the frozen pizza producer HASA GmbH*
Advising Robert Bosch on the acquisition of the Service Solution Business of and from SPX Corporation for about 880 million Euro*
* Matters prior to working for White & Case.
Introduction of a delegation system to avoid risks of civil and criminal liability for managers, NJW, p. 3484-3488, 2014
Legal challenges for the car sharing business, BB, p. 195-202, 2013
Federal Court of Justice – Formal requirements for the publication of reports of the German supervisory board (BGH, decision of 21 June 2010 II ZR 24/09) In: BB, p. 212, 2011
(Dis)appearance of the Mac clause. In: IFLR, Section for Germany, 1 March 2011, co-author with Ralf Thaeter
Hans-Georg: Transactions between a company and its board members – A legal comparison between the laws of England, France and Germany, Vol. 29, Series on Corporate and Capital Markets Law, 2010