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Dr. Simon Schwarz


Corporate advisory and governance | Mergers and acquisitions |

High calibre corporate lawyer

JUVE 2019/2020

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About Dr. Simon Schwarz

Simon regularly advises listed companies in matters of general corporate, corporate governance and capital markets law, as well as in corporate finance and M&A transactions.

He is a member of the firm-wide listed companies client solutions group.

Simon speaks German, English and French.

Recent work

  • Advising HOCHTIEF on its acquisition (alongside ACS and Atlantia) of toll-road operator Abertis. Read more about the deal in our case study.
  • Advising PUMA on its separation from Kering and its change of governance structure.
  • Advising KfW on its acquisition of 20% in 50Hertz.
  • Advising Stada in the context of the auction process and subsequent public takeover.
  • Advising Deutsche Bank on the IPO of DWS group.
  • Advising Volkswagen on several settlement agreements in the US relating to the diesel issue.
  • Advising Amadeus on its public delisting offer for i:FAO.
  • Advising Nordex on its acquisition of Acciona Wind Power.
  • Advising Nordex on a capital increase and subsequent takeover offer by Acciona.
  • Advising IVG Immobilien on its restructuring including a debt-to-equity swap exceeding €2bn.



  • University of Hamburg and University of Geneva (Law)
  • University of Cambridge (Master of Law)
  • University of Hamburg (Doctorate in Law)
  • University of Hamburg (Habilitation in the fields of Commercial and Economic Law, Civil Law as well as Private International and Comparative Law)

Professional qualifications

  • Rechtsanwalt, Germany


  • Christoph Seibt (Ed), Beck'sches Formularbuch Mergers & Acquisitions, 3rd ed, Munich, 2018, p 2273-2336 (co-author with Christoph Seibt) Chapter: Clearing and Cash-Pooling Agreement

  • Klaus Hopt/ Christoph Seibt (Eds), Schuldverschreibungsrecht, Köln, 2017, p. 1553-1644 (author) Chapter: Internationales Privatrecht

  • Tübingen, 2016, 1050 pages (author) Book: Globaler Effektenhandel

  • ZIP 2015, 401 (co-author with Christoph Seibt) Article: Anleihekündigung in Sanierungssituationen

  • Jürgen Basedow/Klaus Hopt/ Reinhard Zimmermann (Eds), Max Planck Encyclopedia of European Private Law, Oxford, 2012 (author) Entries: Deposit, Financial Collateral, Intermediated Securities, Representation (PIL)

  • JuS 2012, 43 (co-author with Christoph Seibt) Article: Sachmängelgewährleistung und Verschulden bei Vertragsverhandlungen beim Unternehmenskauf