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About Dr. Franz Aleth

Franz specialises in mergers and acquisitions, and corporate and insolvency law.

Over the last few years, he has been involved in a number of major transactions in the information technology, automotive and real estate industries.

Franz speaks German and English.

Recent work

  • Advising the insolvency administrator of SolarWorld AG and its insolvent subsidiaries on the sale of their material assets.
  • Advising Hewlett Packard Enterprise on the worldwide separation and spin-off of its software business which has subsequently been merged with Micro Focus.
  • Advising Hewlett Packard Enterprise on the worldwide separation and spin-off of its enterprise service business which has subsequently been merged with Computer Science Corporation (now DXC Technology).
  • Advising Hewlett-Packard on its worldwide business separation, creating two separate publicly traded companies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company which comprises HPCo's enterprise technology infrastructure, software and services businesses, and HP Inc., which owns and operates HPCo's printing and personal systems businesses.
  • Advising Hewlett-Packard on the worldwide integration of EDS, 3Com, Palm and Autonomy businesses.
  • Advising IVG Immobilien AG on its restructuring in an insolvency proceeding under the German law for further facilitation of the restructuring of companies (Gesetz zur weiteren Erleichterung der Sanierung von Unternehmen – ESUG).
  • Advising Pfleiderer AG on its restructuring in an insolvency proceeding under the German law for further facilitation of the restructuring of companies (Gesetz zur weiteren Erleichterung der Sanierung von Unternehmen – ESUG).

Qualifications

  • University of Bayreuth, Germany

Publications

  • Law Business Research Ltd, 2019 (co-author) Getting the Deal Through – Restructuring and Insolvency 2020 – Germany

  • Eilers/Rödding/Schmalenbach, C.H. Beck Verlag, München, 2. Aufl. 2014 (Koautor) Unternehmensfinanzierung

  • Eilers/Koffka, C.H. Beck Verlag, München, 3. Aufl., 2018 (Koautor) Handbuch Private Equity

  • NZI 5/2011, 166-173, (Aleth/Harlfinger) Die Fortführungsprognose i. S. von § 19 II InsO – eine Handlungsanweisung für Geschäftsführer

  • DStR 2010, S. 1186-1193 (Aleth/Böhle) Neue Transaktionsformen als Folge der Finanzmarkt-/Wirtschaftskrise – handels-, gesellschafts- und insolvenzrechtliche Aspekte

  • Verlag C.H. Beck, München, 3. Aufl. 2004 (Koautor, Picot) Unternehmenskauf und Restrukturierung

  • Verlag C.H. Beck, München, 1999 (Koautor, Picot/Aleth) Unternehmenskrise und Insolvenz, Vorbeugung – Turnaround – Sanierung, Handbuch zum Wirtschaftsrecht