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

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

  • American Express in its acquisition of Loyalty Partner, the operator of the PAYBACK customer loyalty program in Germany, from Palamon Capital Partners, Metro and other sellers.

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

  • A trust for the Mittal family (ArcelorMittal) in the acquisition of the operative business of Escada AG from insolvency proceedings.

  • CVC Capital Partners in its acquisition of the European activities of the Campbell Soup Company.

  • Edenred in the acquisition of a 34 percent interest in German fuel card issuer UNION TANK Eckstein (UTA), formerly held by British Petroleum.

  • Eni in the sale of its participations in the Transitgas and TENP gas pipelines to Fluxys G.

  • Furukawa Electric in its European joint venture with Essex Magnet Wire.

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

  • Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen on the acquisition of West LB’s savings banks related business.

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

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

  • LVMH in its acquisition of RIMOWA, a leading manufacturer of luggage and leather goods.

  • SPIE in the acquisition of the Service Solution Business from HOCHTIEF Solutions, a subsidiary of German construction group HOCHTIEF, and in the acquisition of the German SAG Group, a provider of energy infrastructure services, from EQT.

  • Westlake Chemical Corporation in the acquisition of Vinnolit Holdings GmbH from Advent International.

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

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SELECTED ACTIVITIES

  • Member, German-American Lawyers’ Association
  • Member, German-Brasilian Lawyers’ Association

Publications

  • 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.