Patrick Hinz

Associate, Frankfurt



Patrick is an associate in the M&A/Corporate Group at the Firm's Frankfurt office.

He advises companies as well as financial investors on international M&A transactions and on all aspects of corporate law. In addition, Patrick is advising various international major companies (including DAX30) in connection with intra-group cash management.

Prior to joining White & Case as an Associate, Patrick worked for the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce in Mumbai during his legal clerkship. He also worked at the Firm's Frankfurt Office and for other major international law firms in Frankfurt and Lisbon as a research assistant and trainee lawyer.

Bars and Courts
Second State Exam
Higher Regional Court of Koblenz
Magister Iuris
University of Glasgow
First State Exam
University of Mainz


Adler Group, 2024
Advised Adler Group S.A. and its subsidiaries on the agreement with a steering committee of bondholders supporting a comprehensive recapitalization of the Group.

ABN AMRO, 2024
Advised ABN AMRO Bank N.V. (ABN AMRO) on its acquisition of Hauck Aufhäuser Lampe Privatbank AG (Hauck Aufhäuser Lampe) from Fosun International Limited, which is subject to regulatory approvals.

Adler Group, 2022
Advise on recapitalisation and amendment of bond terms of Adler Group S.A.

ABOUT YOU Holding SE, 2022
Advised ABOUT YOU Holding SE, one of the leading online fashion retailers, on its first annual general meeting following its IPO in 2021.

J.P. Morgan, 2022
Advised J.P. Morgan on the financing of Hercules BidCo GmbH's public takeover bid for shares in Deutsche Euroshop AG.

Delivery Hero SE, 2022
Advised Delivery Hero SE, one of the world's largest local delivery platforms, on a Term Loan B comprising of a US$825 million term facility and a €300 million term facility, each with a maturity of 5.25 years, and a new €375 million revolving credit facility, which will have an initial maturity of three years and two one-year extension options.

Banking Consortium, 2022
Advised a banking consortium on the restructuring and refinancing of Delticom AG.

Bitpanda, 2022
Advised Austrian fintech Bitpanda on the expansion of its product portfolio to include Bitpanda Bitcoin ETC.

Adler Group, 2022
Advised Adler Group S.A. on the sale of a €1.05 billion real estate portfolio to international investment company KKR and German real estate specialist Velero.

Deutsche Lufthansa, 2021
Advised Deutsche Lufthansa on its €2.1 billion rights issue. The net proceeds were primarily used to repay the silent participation I of the Economic Stabilization Fund of the Federal Republic of Germany in the amount of €1.5 billion.

ADLER Real Estate AG, 2021
Advised ADLER Real Estate AG, a subsidiary of Adler Group S.A., on the sale of approx. 7 percent of the shares in Brack Capital Properties N.V. to a subsidiary of LEG Immobilien SE.

Adler Group, 2021
Advised Adler Group S.A. on the sale of a €1.3 billion real estate portfolio to LEG Immobilien SE.

Adler Real Estate AG, 2021
Advised Adler Real Estate as the main shareholder on the squeeze-out of all minority shareholders of the listed company Westgrund AG in a virtual general meeting.

Faurecia SE, 2021
Advised Faurecia S.E. one of the world's largest automotive equipment suppliers, on the launch of a tender offer for HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA and the acquisition of 60 percent of HELLA's shares held by the family shareholder pool resulting in an overall transaction volume of roughly €6.8 billion.

Summit Group, 2021
Advised Summit Group on the sale of a major part of its German commercial real estate portfolio to Tristan Capital Partners for an initial purchase price of €1 billion.

PEAC / HPS Investment Partners, 2021
Advised PEAC (Germany) GmbH, a portfolio company of investment funds managed by HPS Investment Partners, LLC, on the acquisition of the leasing business of Augsburger Aktienbank Aktiengesellschaft.

Corestate Capital, 2021
Advised Corestate Capital Holding S.A. (CORESTATE), a leading independent investment manager for real estate in Europe, on the acquisition of Aggregate Financial Services (AFS), a leading debt financing platform and fully licensed securities trading bank. The transaction expands CORESTATE's leading position in the real estate development financing market as well as the wider real estate sector.

Adler Group, 2021
Advised Adler Group S.A. (ADLER), on the issue of a senior unsecured corporate bond with a total volume of €1.5 billion. Simultaneously, ADLER Real Estate AG, a company of the ADLER Group, made a cash offer to buy back a €500 million bond issued in 2017. The repurchase will be financed from the funds of the new issue.

Adler Real Estate, 2020
Advised Adler Real Estate AG, a subsidiary of Adler Group S.A, on the sale of a real estate portfolio with a volume of €75.7 million to Omega AG. The portfolio comprises 1,605 residential and commercial units located in Borna, Osterholz-Scharmbeck and Schwanewede.

ADO Properties, 2020
Advised ADO Properties S.A. (ADO) on its capital increase with subscription rights. The gross proceeds from the capital increase will amount to €450 million and ADO intends to use the entire net proceeds from the capital increase for the repayment of debt.

ADO Properties, 2020
Advised ADO Properties S.A. (ADO) on a further step towards its planned acquisition of leading real estate developer Consus Real Estate AG (Consus). ADO had previously announced that it had entered into an agreement with Aggregate Holdings S.A. (Aggregate) to acquire a majority stake in Consus. ADO has now exercised the call option to acquire control of Consus and has completed the settlement.

ADO Properties, 2020
Advised ADO Properties S.A on its voluntary public takeover offer and delisting tender offer to the shareholders of WESTGRUND Aktiengesellschaft (WESTGRUND).

ADO Properties, 2019
Advised ADO Properties S.A. ("ADO") on its voluntary public takeover offer in the form of a share-for-share offer to the shareholders of ADLER Real Estate Aktiengesellschaft. In addition, advising ADO on the acquisition of a minority stake in CONSUS Real Estate AG ("Consus") and on the conclusion of a Call-Option Agreement with the mayor shareholder of Consus.

Nestlé, 2019
Advised Nestlé on the creation of a joint venture with Casa Tarradellas, with their respective stakes 40% and 60%. The joint venture will include Herta charcuterie (cold cuts and meat-based products), which is available in six European countries, and the Herta dough business in France and Belgium.

LOEWE, 2019
Advised the insolvency administrator Rüdiger Weiß on the sale of large parts of the traditional German company LOEWE Technologies GmbH (LOEWE). The buyer of the package, which includes technical fixed assets, machinery and the know-how and software rights (EMS and EMC equipment), is the Dr. Schneider Group, a Germany-based OEM automotive supplier.

Tradegate Exchange, 2019
Advised Tradegate Exchange GmbH and its shareholders, Deutsche Börse AG and Tradegate AG Wertpapierhandelsbank, on the acquisition of Börse Berlin AG.

Easyfairs, 2019
Advised Easyfairs on the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Stuttgart-based Untitled Exhibitions GmbH, whose portfolio of events includes All About Automation, four regional trade fairs focused on industrial automation.


Co-author, "Cross-border "transformation" of a French SARL into a German GmbH, Note to KG Berlin, Resolution of 21.3.2016 - 22 W 64/15 (Grenzüberschreitender "Hereinformwechsel" einer französischen SARL in eine deutsche GmbH, Anmerkung zu KG Berlin, Beschl. v. 21.3.2016 - 22 W 64/15)”, WuB 2017, P. 86