Hugo J. S. Schwarz Leite

Local Partner, Frankfurt



Hugo is a local partner in the Private Equity practice group in the Firm's Frankfurt office and specializes in private equity transactions as well as national and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

Representing corporate clients, investors and private equity firms, he also offers advice on a broad range of general corporate law matters in connection complex German and cross-border transactions.

Prior to joining the Frankfurt team in 2015, Hugo worked as a trainee lawyer for an international law firm in Frankfurt in the field of M&A/Corporate and Capital Markets.

Bars and Courts
Second State Exam
Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt
First State Exam
University of Giessen


Nordic Capital, 2015 – 2018
Advised Nordic Capital on (i) its 2018 acquisition of the Prospitalia Group, (ii) its 2018 acquisition of the Ober Scharrer Group, (iii) its 2017 acquisition of Alloheim and (iv) its 2015 acquisition of the Sunrise Medical group.

Duke Street, 2016 – 2018
Advised Duke Street on its 2018 acquisition of A-Rosa river cruises and its 2016 acquisition of Medi-Globe.

Battery Ventures, 2015 – 2017
Advised Battery Ventures on its 2017 disposition of Worlhotels AG and its 2015 US$154 million sale of the German Trust International Group to NASDAQ-listed Sabre Corporation.

Ardian (formerly Axa Private Equity), 2016
Advised Ardian on the 2016 acquisition of German Schwind eye-tech solutions GmbH.

IK Investment Partners, 2016
Advised IK Investment Partners on its 2016 acquisition of ZytoService Deutschland GmbH.

Palero, 2016
Advising private equity investor palero on the sale of Heinrich Kopp GmbH to the Saudi alfanar Group.

Gasunie Deutschland, 2016
Advising Gasunie Deutschland on the acquisition (jointly with Open Grid Europe) of gas transmission operator jordgas Transport GmbH from Statoil.

Allianz Capital Partners, Borealis, Infinity Investments and MEAG, 2015
Advising an international consortium of infrastructure investors comprising Allianz Capital Partners, Borealis Infrastructure Management Inc., Infinity Investments SA and MEAG, the asset management arm of Munich Re, on its acquisition of German autobahn services station chain "Tank & Rast".

Groupe Legris Industries, 2016
Advised Groupe Legris Industries on its 2016 acquisition of Schiederwerk.

Super Group Limited, 2015
Advised Super Group Limited on its 2015 €153.5 million acquisition of the IN tIME group from funds advised by Equistone Partners Europe.