Nils is a member of our global transactions group and advises on insolvency law and corporate restructuring as well as international M&A with a special focus on separations, spin offs and post-merger integrations.
Before his studies, Nils undertook an apprenticeship as a banker. He trained in Cologne with stages in New York as well as at the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin). During his dissertation project, which deals with corporate insolvency / restructuring in England and Germany, he spent six months as a visiting researcher at the King’s College London.
Advising the insolvency administrator of SolarWorld AG on the sale of a 50 percent stake in Deutsche Lithium GmbH to its joint venture partner Zinnwald Lithium plc.
Advising a German family-owned company on the redemption of shares in connection with the insolvency of a joint venture partner.
Advising REWE Group/DER Touristik on the acquisition of certain assets out of the insolvency estates of a number of German Thomas Cook companies.
Advising a US firm on the refinancing and recapitalization of over-indebted German holding companies.
Advising the insolvency administrator of SolarWorld AG on the intended share sale of its subsidiary SolarWorld Americas Inc. and the implemented asset sale between SolarWorld Americas Inc. and SunPower Corporation.
Advising the Knauf Group on the carve-out and divestment of parts of the mineral fibre ceilings and grid business to be acquired from Armstrong World Industries Inc. to implement and close Knauf's acquistion of the entire EMEA and APJ RIM business from Armstrong World Industries.
Advising the insolvency administrator of Solarworld AG and its insolvent subsidiaries on the sale of their German businesses.
Advising Hewlett Packard Enterprise on the worldwide separation and spin-off of its software business which has subsequently been merged with Micro Focus.
Advising Hewlett Packard Enterprise on the worldwide separation and spin-off of its enterprise service business which has subsequently been merged with Computer Science Corporation (now DXC Technology).
Advising a shareholder of a mid-size company on the restructuring by way of insolvency plan (including a hive-down (Ausgliederung)).
Advising Hewlett-Packard on its worldwide business separation, creating two separate publicly traded companies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company which comprises HP Co's enterprise technology infrastructure, software and services businesses, and HP Inc, which owns and operates HP Co's printing and personal systems businesses.
Advising IVG Immobilien AG on its financial restructuring by way of insolvency plan, arguably the biggest insolvency plan in Germany by value.