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About Bastian Schuster

As part of our global transactions group, Bastian advises on M&A transactions, both domestic and cross-border. Besides, he advises on regulatory questions with respect to insurance supervisory law.

He focuses on financial investors, including private equity houses, and, as part of his sector specialisation, insurance companies. 

Bastian speaks German, English and French.

Recent work

  • Advising Cinven on its acquisitions of BTV Multimedia Group and Amadys Group through its portfolio company Netceed
  • Advising EQT Infrastructure on the acquisition of a majority stake in Meine Radiologie and blikk to form a leading radiology and radiotherapy provider in Germany
  • Advising Cinven on the acquisition of a majority stake in think-cell, the developer of charting and layout software for PowerPoint for holistically streamlining professional slide production and thereby improving efficiency and quality when creating and editing presentations
  • Advising Francisco Partners on the acquisition of a majority of the shares in Native Instruments Holding GmbH, the Berlin-based global leader in digital music creation software and hardware
  • Advising EQT on the acquisition and divestment of Schülke & Mayr GmbH, one of the leading suppliers of hygiene and infection prevention solutions for skin and surfaces and wound antiseptics
  • Advising Cinven on the acquisition of Generali Lebensversicherung AG, a life insurer with c. 4 million policies and c. EUR 40 bn. of assets under management, in a transformational acquisition
  • Advising Zurich on the expansion of its strategic partnership with Deutsche Bank and DWS Group
  • Advising a leading global insurance group on the sale of an insurance broker network to financial investors
  • Advising a private equity investor on the set up of a comprehensive management incentive and equity program




  • Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, Germany (LL.B., First State Exam)
  • University of California - Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, United States 
  • Hanseatic Higher Regional Court, Hamburg, Germany (Legal Clerkship, Second State Exam) 

Professional qualifications

  • Admitted to the German Bar (Rechtsanwalt, Germany)
  • Qualified Banker (Bankkaufmann (IHK), Germany)

Recognitions / Awards

  • Scholarships of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)