Dr Björn Hürten advises on acquisitions, investments/divestments, mergers, joint ventures, carve-outs and (equity and virtual) participations in structured sale processes or proprietary deals on the buy-side or sell-side.

His corporate practice includes advising corporate boards and bodies as well as shareholders regarding their rights and responsibilities (including their liability) and assisting in post-merger disputes, shareholder conflicts and corporate litigation.

Client’s value Björn’s transactional experience, technical excellence and his ability to synchronize various work streams whilst managing complex projects alongside with his team. His clients benefit from his deep sector knowledge, particularly in tech, media, and comms, real estate, infrastructure and within the automotive and transport industry.

Björn has studied in Cologne, Munich, and Cape Town. He spent time in London for his doctoral thesis and in Los Angeles and New York during his legal traineeship. He has worked for international and domestic law firms in Cologne, Düsseldorf, and Frankfurt in corporate/M&A. Furthermore, he completed a one-year secondment in 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 also 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). Björn is lecturer at the WHU (Otto Beisheim School of Management), a private business school for general management, with his seminars covering topics of corporate law and M&A. In 2021, Björn contributed to an article on "Distressed M&A in the area of tension between digital, ecological and urban change and the Corona crisis" in the interdisciplinary journal "Der Sanierungsberater" and wrote another article on "Distressed M&A in transition - a future outlook taking into account various industries" in 2022. Additionally, Björn was listed as one of Germany's best lawyers for M&A and Corporate law in the Best Lawyers Ranking in 2022. Björn is a member of the advisory board of the KRF KinderRechteForum gemeinnützige GmbH (pro bono).

Recommended as TOP Lawyer 2020, 2021 & 2022 for M&A


Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world

With the possibilities that lie ahead for organic and anorganic growth for innovative clients, I aim to create an innovative team culture whilst promoting technical excellence, passion for the project, team work as well as leaving adequate space for a bit of fun. My team and I are dedicated to support clients on their journey to tomorrow’s world.

Distressed M&A as a chance in the corona pandemic

Björn for Börsenzeitung


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