Gerhard Wegen is a senior partner in the firm's corporate department and is based in Stuttgart. He is both a US and German-qualified lawyer, and is admitted as a foreign lawyer to the Brussels Bar. Gerhard Wegen's practice focuses on M&A, corporate finance, private equity, joint ventures and international arbitration.
Gerhard Wegen's M&A work includes advising the following clients: GoDaddy (US) on its acquisition of the Host Europe Group (UK/Germany/Jersey) of Cinven for €1.7 billion; Groupe SEB (France) on its acquisition of the WMF Group from KKR (USA/UK) for €1.6 billion; Germany on the renegotiation of the shareholder structure of EADS NV, reached with EADS, Daimler, Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), Lagardère, France and SEPI; Auchan on its acquisition of the retail operations of Metro’s real brand in Eastern Europe for approximately €1.5 billion; Banque Fédérative du Crédit Mutuel on its €5.2 billion acquisition of Citigroup Deutschland GmbH; and Robert Bosch GmbH on various cross-border transactions.
Gerhard Wegen is regularly singled out as one of the leading senior partners in M&A by the German legal directory JUVE and as a leading M&A lawyer by Who’s Who Legal, Best Lawyers, Chambers Europe and Chambers Global. Who's Who Legal: Germany recently named him “one of the biggest names in the business”. He gets similar acclaim for his work in international arbitration.
Gerhard Wegen studied law in Hamburg, Geneva and Tübingen, as well as Harvard Law School. He has been a professor at the University of Tübingen Law School since 1997. He is fluent in German, English and French.
WWL says: Gerhard Wegen is highly rated for his skill in corporate matters, particularly mergers and acquisitions involving cross-border elements.
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