Björn Hürten is Co-Head of the International Corporate Group of Osborne Clarke and advises on all aspects of M&A transactions both on buy-side or sell-side, joint ventures, mergers, carve-outs or restructurings.

Additionally, his corporate practice includes advising corporate boards and bodies as well as shareholders and assisting in post-merger disputes and shareholder conflicts.

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. WirtschaftsWoche recommended Björn as Top Lawyer for Corporate in 2020 and 2023 as well as Top Lawyer for M&A in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. Additionally, Björn was listed as one of Germany's best lawyers for M&A and Corporate law in the Best Lawyers Ranking in 2022 and 2023. Juve mentioned Björn as often recommended lawyer for M&A. Björn is a member of the advisory board of the KRF KinderRechteForum gemeinnützige GmbH (pro bono).

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 and are dedicated to support clients on their journey to tomorrow’s world.

TOP Lawyer 2020, 2021 & 2022 for M&A


Distressed M&A as a chance in the corona pandemic

FUNKE Digital

Osborne Clarke advises FUNKE Digital on the acquisition of Truffls. Read more here.


Osborne Clarke has advised BayWa AG on the sale of the NEXT Farming software division, which belongs to the BayWa subsidiary FarmFacts GmbH, to the global player AGCO, read more.

FUNKE Mediengruppe

Osborne Clarke advises FUNKE Mediengruppe on investment in High Five GmbH. Read more here

Tobii Dynavox

Osborne Clarke advises Tobii Dynavox on its agreement to acquire Rehadapt Engineering. Read more here

Expertenbeitrag in DER BETRIEB

Der BGH hat entschieden: Der Gesellschafter einer GmbH hat Anspruch auf Unterlassung der Einreichung einer unrichtigen Gesellschafterliste. In einem neuen Artikel für DER BETRIEB wird erklärt, welche Auswirkungen das in der Praxis hat (kostenpflichtiger Inhalt). Lesen Sie hier mehr. 

Fairmas Benchmarking

Osborne Clarke advises CoStar on acquisition of Fairmas Benchmarking, read more

Bandai Namco Europe

Osborne Clarke advises Bandai Namco Europe on acquisition of majority stake in games developer Limbic Entertainment, read more

FUNKE Mediengruppe

Osborne Clarke berät FUNKE Mediengruppe bei Übernahme von Mehrheit an, lesen Sie hier mehr

KRF KinderRechteForum gemeinnützige GmbH

Pro bono advice on contract drafting and negotiation

Provider of a complete solution for digital experience management

Advice on the purchase of a software development company


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

Leading provider of student accommodation

Advice on the sale of student apartments

CoStar Group

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

METRO Markets

Osborne Clarke berät METRO Markets bei Erwerb von Entwicklungszentrum von Trivago, lesen Sie hier mehr


Osborne Clarke advises Onit on acquisition of BusyLamp, read more


Advised GSA on student accommodation partnership with GIC. 


Osborne Clarke awarded TOP Law Firm 2020, read more

Reifenhäuser Group

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


Advised Spigit on deal with Corel, read more


Advised GSA on the acquisition of the Headquarter portfolio.