Oliver Schröder’s practice focuses on corporate, company and capital market law, particularly mergers and acquisitions as well as private equity transactions.

Oliver joined the firm in 2004 and became a partner in 2007. He was resident in the Frankfurt office from 2004 to 2006, and resident in the Cologne office from 2007 to 2011 before returning to Frankfurt. Previously, Oliver was an attorney in Frankfurt am Main from 1999 to 2004. Before entering private practice, he clerked for an attorney at the German Federal Supreme Court from 1998 to 1999.

Notable Experience

  • Banco Santander in the creation of a joint custody and asset-servicing business between Banco Santander and Crédit Agricole S.A.

  • Axereal in connection with its projected acquisition of the global malt business of Cargill

  • Lavazza in its acquisition of Mars Drinks from Mars Incorporated

  • Falabella in its acquisition of online marketplace operator Linio

  • Accor in its acquisition of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Management

  • Goodyear in its acquisition of Ventech Systems

  • Latour Capital and Bpifrance in connection with their consortium acquisition of the Environment Division of Plastic Omnium

  • General Motors in the sale of its European Opel/Vauxhall automotive business and GM Financial’s European operations to PSA Group

  • Open Text Corporation with respect to the German law aspects in the acquisition of Covisint

  • Furukawa Electric in its European joint venture with Essex Magnet Wire, a division of Superior Essex

  • International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) in its acquisition of Fragrance Resources

  • LVMH in its acquisition of RIMOWA

  • SPIE in the acquisition of the Service Solutions Business from HOCHTIEF Solutions, a subsidiary of German construction group HOCHTIEF, the German COMNET group, and the German SAG Group

  • Allergan in the sale of its worldwide Generics business to Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries

  • Warburg Pincus in the planned merger of Pioneer Asset Management with Santander Asset Management

  • Henry Schein in the acquisition of scil animal care company, a distributor of animal health laboratory and imaging diagnostic products and services to veterinarians

  • Edenred in the acquisition of a 34% interest in German fuel card issuer UNION TANK Eckstein, formerly held by British Petroleum

  • Westlake Chemical Corporation in the acquisition of Vinnolit Holdings from Advent International, in the (abandoned) acquisition of the Ineos/Solvay divestment PVC business in Europe, as well as in the acquisition of NAKAN, a global compounding solutions business from private equity firm OpenGate Capital

  • Delphi Corporation in the acquisition of Hilite International (abandoned)

  • HanesBrands in its acquisition of clothing company DBApparel from Sun Capital Partners

  • American Express in the sale of emnos Group by its subsidiaries Loyalty Partner GmbH and Payback GmbH to Robur Group, and in the formation of a 50/50 joint venture of its Global Business Travel division with an investor group comprised of BlackRock, Certares, Macquarie Capital Group, Qatar Holding, and the Teacher Retirement System of Texas

  • Gazprom in a complex asset swap transaction with Wintershall, a subsidiary of BASF

  • CVC Capital Partners in its acquisition of the European activities of the Campbell Soup Company with regard to German law matters

  • Zur Rose AG in its acquisition of DocMorris N.V. from Celesio AG

  • Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen in the acquisition of West LB’s core business

  • Eni in the sale of its participations in the Transitgas (Switzerland) and TENP (Germany) gas pipelines to Fluxys G

  • Google in the acquisition of a 49% stake in Solarpark Brandenburg from Capital Stage, a private equity firm specializing in clean energy investments

  • American Express in its acquisition of Loyalty Partner from Palamon Capital Partners, Metro, and other sellers

  • A Mittal Family Trust in the acquisition of the main business of ESCADA, the German fashion company

  • Henkel in the acquisition of National Starch’s business units Adhesives and Electronic Materials Businesses from Akzo Nobel NV by way of a back-to-back transaction and in the acquisition of the cartridge silicone sealants business from the French Rhodia Group

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  • Member, German-American Lawyers’ Association


A Hint of Brandeis: Proposed Amendments to the German Transparency Register,” Cleary M&A and Corporate Governance Watch Blog, June 17, 2019 (with Valentin M. Pfisterer)

Recent Important Corporate Law Decisions by German Federal Court of Justice,” Cleary M&A and Corporate Governance Watch Blog, May 9, 2019 (with Nina Gissinger).

Der Datenschutz im M&A-Kontext,” Börsen-Zeitung, March 2, 2019 (with Constanze Horn).

German Federal Court of Justice on Acting in Concert of Shareholders,” Cleary M&A and Corporate Governance Watch Blog, November 28, 2018 (with Gabriele Apfelbacher).

§ 51, Öffentliche Übernahmeangebote, in: Matthias Schüppen, Bernhard Schaub (ed.), Münchener Anwaltshandbuch Aktienrecht, 3rd edition, 2018 (together with Dr. Gerold Niggemann).

The German Transparency Register: Disclosure of Ultimate Beneficial Ownership in German Companies,” Cleary M&A and Corporate Governance Watch Blog, February 13, 2018.

Public Bids and Squeeze-Outs in Germany – A Statistical Survey (2002 – 2016), 2017.

Das KAGB und Private-Equity-Transaktionen – Pflichten für Manager von Private-Equity-Fonds und deren Verwahrstellen, in: GWR, Gesellschafts-Und Wirtschaftsrecht, 3/2014, pp. 49 - 74. (together with Alexander Rahn).

Die übertragende Sanierung - Rettung für notleidende Unternehmen. Allgemeines und Besonderheiten bei börsennotierten Gesellschaften, in: Corporate Finance Law 2/2010, p. 109 et seq. (together with Dr. Malte J. Hiort).

Zurechnung von Stimmrechten bei Treuhandverhältnis und “acting in concert”, in: Der Konzern, 1-2 2010, p. 66 et seq. (together with Dr. Florian Schöfer).

·§ 51, Öffentliche Angebote, in: Matthias Schüppen, Bernhard Schaub (ed.), Münchener Anwaltshandbuch Aktienrecht, 2nd edition, 2010 (together with Dr. Florian Schöfer).

Stock Corporation and Societas Europaea, in: Wegerich (ed.), Business Laws of Germany, West, 2009, (together with Dr. Klaus W. Riehmer).

Die Unterrichtung des Wirtschaftausschusses bei Unternehmensübernahmen nach Inkrafttreten des Risikobegrenzungsgesetzes, in: NZA 2008, Heft 19, p. 1097-1101. (together with Michael Falter).

Der Unternehmensgegenstand der GmbH vor und nach dem MoMIG, in: NZG 2008, p. 1 et seq. (together with Dr. Klaus Cannivé).

Commentator of §§ 21 through 25 of the German Takeover Act, in: Wilhelm Haarmann, Klaus Riehmer, Matthias Schüppen (ed.), Öffentliche Übernahmeangebote - Kommentar zum Wertpapiererwerbs- und Übernahmegesetz, Heidelberg, 2002.

Share and share alike, in: Legal Week Global, November 2002, p. 20 et seq.

Unternehmenspublizität und Kapitalmärkte unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der ökonomischen Analyse des Rechts, Nomos-Verlag, Baden-Baden 2002.

Praktische Aspekte bei der Planung, Durchführung und Abwicklung eines Übernahmeangebots - Übernahmekodex und Referentenentwurf des deutschen Wertpapiererwerbs- und Übernahmegesetzes, in: BB, Beilage 5 zu Heft 20/2001 (together with Dr. Klaus W. Riehmer).

Der Entwurf des Übernahmegesetzes im Lichte von Vodafone/Mannesmann, in: NZG 2000, p. 820-824 (together with Dr. Klaus W. Riehmer).

Neue Konzepte zum Beschlußmängelrecht der GmbH und der Personengesellschaften, in: GmbHR 1994, p. 532 et seq.