Dr. Sepp Wohlfarter is an associate in the Corporate Practice based in Berlin. Prior to joining the firm in 2014, he was an associate at a German law firm in Berlin.

    He advises national and international clients, in particular US and UK companies, on their business in Germany. His particular expertise covers M&A transactions, German International Corporate Law as well as general corporate and commercial law matters.

    Sepp wrote his PhD thesis on the conflict of law treatment of cross-border mergers of corporate entities.

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    • Advising a leading global automotive supplier on the disposal of its climate business.
    • Advising a leading entertainment company on various acquisitions.
    • Advising a leading US chemical company on various corporate matters, including restructurings.
    • Advising a US corporation active in the oil and gas industry on various acquisitions and restructurings.
    • Advising one of the world’s largest fast-food restaurant companies on the sale of parts of its business in Germany.
    • Advising a multinational electronic corporation on acquisitions and disposals in Germany.
    • Advising various clients on intra-group restructurings under the German Transformation Act, including mergers, cross-border mergers, conversions and hive-downs.
    • Advising start-ups and investors on financing rounds.

    Education

    • Europa-Universität Viadrina, Ph.D., 2014
    • Higher Regional Court of Brandenburg, Second State Examination, 2011
    • Europa-Universität Viadrina, First State Examination, 2009

    Admissions

    • Germany, 2013

    Languages

    • German
    • English

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    • “Die kollisionsrechtliche Behandlung der grenzüberschreitenden Verschmelzung einer deutschen Kapitalgesellschaft mit einer Kapitalgesellschaft aus dem EU/EWR Ausland”, Verlag Dr. Kovac, 2014 (PhD thesis).
    • “M&A: Gesellschafter dürfen Russisch Roulett spielen”, Gastbeitrag finance-magazin.de, 23 April 2014.
    • “Die Auswirkungen der neuen Prospektpflicht für Bezugsrechtsemissionen auf die Eigenkapitalbeschaffung mittelständischer Unternehmen”, BB 2013, S. 393.
    • “Gesellschafterweisungen in der GmbH mit (fakultativem oder obligatorischem) Aufsichtsrat”, GmbHR 2013, S. 689.

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