Philip is head of the Global Retail and Consumer Goods Sector and head of the German Corporate / M&A group. He advises German and international companies on mergers and acquisitions and all types of share transactions, in particular in relation to private equity and venture capital financing.

Philip also provides legal guidance in the field of capital market law, in particular on initial public offers in various stock market segments and on real estate transactions.

In addition to advising financial investors and major corporations, Philip also advises young entrepreneurs, start-up companies and foreign clients in establishing or expanding their business operations in Germany. He has many years of experience in national and cross-border acquisitions. Philip advised a public listed stock corporation (AG) on changing its form into a European stock corporation (SE).

Philip qualified as a lawyer in 2000. Before he joined Osborne Clarke in May 2005, he worked for an international law firm in Munich that is associated with a large accounting firm. During his legal traineeship, he worked at Loeb & Loeb, LLP in New York. Philip is a specialist in tax law and co-author of “Die GmbH – Recht, Steuer” [The Limited Company – Law, Tax], Erich Schmidt publishing company, 2004.