Dr. Stefan Bressler

Partner, Frankfurt, Hamburg

Biography

Overview

Stefan is a partner in our Corporate Practice. He advises on M&A transactions and corporate re-organisations as well as on restructuring matters and other transactions in crisis situations, in particular in regulated industry sectors.

During the past years Stefan has advised on numerous matters in the private and public bank and financial services sector and also gained significant experience with transactions within the aviation industry.

Before joining White & Case, Stefan practiced at another major international law firm, both in its Frankfurt and Hamburg offices. In 2015, he was seconded to the corporate/M&A team of a leading global bank in New York.

Bars and Courts
Rechtsanwalt
Education
Second State Exam
Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt am Main
Dr jur
Justus-Liebig University Gießen
First State Exam
Justus-Liebig University Gießen
Banking Diploma
Sparkasse Oberhessen
Languages
German
English

Experience

ADO Properties
Advised ADO Properties S.A 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;
  • voluntary public takeover offer and delisting tender offer to the shareholders of WESTGRUND Aktiengesellschaft (WESTGRUND).

PGL / LOT
Advised the Polish Aviation Group (PGL), owner of LOT Polish Airlines S.A. (LOT), on the proposed acquisition of Germany's Condor Flugdienst GmbH (Condor). The proposed acquisition was preceded by a bidding process in which PGL prevailed over several financial investors.

LOEWE
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.

Arabesque
Advised Arabesque S-Ray GmbH, the Frankfurt-based sustainability monitoring subsidiary of Arabesque LLP, on its strategic partnership with four new co-investors. Allianz X, Commerz Real, DWS together with the investment funds of the state of Hesse have co-invested for a total financing of US$20 million.

DIC Asset
Advised DIC Asset AG (DIC), one of Germany's leading listed property companies, in its €225 million acquisition of GEG German Estate Group AG (GEG), an investment and asset management platform, from KKR Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co and TTL Real Estate GmbH.

Auto1
Advised the lead investor of an international group of 11 investors (including Deutsche Bank and Allianz) in respect of its investment in fintech subsidiary of Auto1.

HPS Investment Partners LLC*
Advised HPS Investment Partners LLC on its acquisition of IKB Leasing GmbH from IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG.

Air Berlin PLC & Co. Luftverkehrs KG*
Advised Air Berlin PLC & Co. Luftverkehrs KG on the sale of various business parts in the course of its insolvency proceedings, in particular, to Deutsche Lufthansa AG and easyJet Airline Company PLC.

SEB AG*
Advised SEB AG on the sale of its subsidiary SEB Asset Management AG, and its participation in the fund and asset management company SEB Investment GmbH to Savills Investment Management Limited.

HSH Nordbank*
Advised HSH Nordbank AG on its restructuring.

 

* Matters prior to working for White & Case.

Publications

Distressed M&A Transactions after the reform of the regime of avoidance actions in insolvency proceedings (Distressed M&A-Transaktionen nach der Insolvenzanfechtungsreform), NZG, 2018

Sustainability of Investments in the Financial Industry Sector by Private Equity Investors (Nachhaltigkeitsanforderungen im Rahmen der Beteiligung von Private Equity Investoren an Kredit- und Finanzdienstleistungsinstituten), Sustainability in the Banking Sector. Ed. Bauer/Schuster. Cologne, 2016

Practical questions regarding the shareholder list and the bona fide acquisition of shares after the MoMiG (Praxisfragen der Gesellschafterliste und des gutgläubigen Erwerbs von Geschäftsanteilen nach dem MoMiG), NZG, Page 894, Co-author with Cornelius Götze

Public Private Partnership under the law for banks and regulated markets (Public Private Partnership im Bank- und Börsenrecht durch Beleihung mit einer Anstaltsträgerschaft ), Dissertation, Frankfurt am Main, 2008

Awards and Recognition

Best Lawyer Germany in Corporate Law, Handelsblatt 2021