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: Germany on the renegotiation of the shareholder structure of EADS NV, reached with EADS, Daimler, Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), Lagardère, the France and SEPI; Auchan on its acquisition of the retail operations of Metro’s real brand in Eastern Europe for approximately €1.5 billion; Mustang on the sale of its company shares to a group of investors headed by private equity firm A-Capital; Leighton Holdings in ACS’s bid for Hochtief; Banque Fédérative du Crédit Mutuel SA on its €5.2 billion acquisition of Citigroup Deutschland GmbH; Robert Bosch GmbH on various cross-border transactions, including the takeover of Hägglunds Drives AB from Ratos AB; Basic Element on the acquisition of 9.9 per cent of Hochtief AG; and Swiss Re on its acquisition of General Electric Company's worldwide reinsurance business for €5.8 billion.
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 an "eminent" M&A lawyer whose "track record speaks for itself". Clients praise his "invaluable advice"
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