Björn advises national and international companies and financial investors on M&A transactions, investments, restructuring and corporate law issues.

This comprises the assistance in structured sale processes and proprietary deals on the buy- and sell-side to acquire all or part of the shares or assets of a business, including Due Diligence.

His advice on corporate law issues includes assisting corporate boards in relation to corporate housekeeping and its liability, advising shareholders in particular on shareholder disputes, and supporting dispute proceedings that arise from restructuring or transactions.

The majority of his clients are from the tech, media and comms and the automotive sector.

Björn studied in Cologne, Munich, and Cape Town, and during his doctoral studies worked for an international law firm in Cologne in the area of corporate/M&A. During his six years employment with a German law firm in Düsseldorf and Frankfurt am Main, he completed a one-year secondment to the corporate/M&A department of an Australian law firm in Sydney and a half-year in-house secondment in the legal department of an international industrial group in Bonn.

Before joining Osborne Clarke in 2011, Björn worked in the legal department of a German DAX-listed group in the automotive industry.

He is co-author of the Munich handbook for lawyers on the law of limited liability companies (Münchener Anwaltshandbuch GmbH-Recht). He also gives seminars on corporate law and M&A and is lecturer at the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, a private business school for general management.

Work

Onit

Osborne Clarke advises Onit on acquisition of BusyLamp, read more

CoStar Group

Osborne Clarke advises CoStar Group in the acquisition of Emporis GmbH, a global provider of building data, read more

Fever-Tree

Osborne Clarke advises Fever-Tree on its acquisition of Global Drinks Partnership, read more

WirtschaftsWoche

Osborne Clarke awarded TOP Law Firm 2020, read more

Reifenhäuser Group

Osborne Clarke advises EDS owner on takeover by Reifenhäuser Group, read more

GSA

Advised GSA on student accommodation partnership with GIC, read more

Spigit

Advised Spigit on deal with Corel, read more

GSA

Advised GSA on the acquisition of the Headquarter portfolio. Read more

CoStar

Advised CoStar on acquisition of Thomas Daily, read more

Bellevue

Advised Bellevue on acquisition of StarCapital, read more

Autohaus Kempen GmbH

Advised Autohaus Kempen GmbH on its acquisition by Löhr, read more

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