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About Dr. Karsten Krumm

Karsten is a corporate principal associate in our global transactions group.

He advises notably listed companies as well as financial investors in matters of general corporate, corporate governance and capital markets law (such as market abuse rules of MAR), as well as in corporate finance and M&A transactions.

Karsten speaks English, German and Spanish. In 2019 he was seconded to our Madrid office.

Recent work

  • Siemens Energy AG on their takeover bid for Siemens Gamesa, S.A. with the aim of delisting and fully integrating Siemens Gamesa; transaction volume approx. €4 billion
  • Aareal Bank AG on a takeover bid by and the conclusion of an investor agreement with Atlantic BidCo, which is indirectly held by the financial investors Advent International Corporation, Centerbridge Partners, L.P., CPP Investment Board Europe S.àr.l, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Goldman Sachs and other investors with Aareal Bank Group being valuted at approx. €2 billion based on offer price
  • Annual general meetings of various companies, inter alia Continental AG
  • German listed automotive supplier on the carve-out of a business area in 14 jurisdictions worldwide
  • Listed company regarding an instruction from the Auditor Oversight Body to their auditor
  • Multinational media conglomerate on the carve-out of a division in eight European jurisdictions and subsequent restructurings in preparation for the establishment of a joint venture
  • Family office in several restructurings (spin-offs, mergers) for succession planning involving shareholders of minor age (family court, supplementary guardian)
  • Financial investor in bidding process for the acquisition of a large supermarket chain including real estate
  • German manufacturer on the formation of a joint venture in the USA with a local partner and increase the stake in the joint venture twice
  • Supervisory Board of Rocket Internet SE on public delisting self-tender offer including an extraordinary general meeting and a parallel share buy-back program with the total value of transactions beeing approx. €1.5 billion
  • German spirits manufacturer on its corporate reorganisation
  • Distressed Prime Standard-listed company before and after insolvency filings with regard to corporate restructuring and capital market implications, e.g. listing and ad-hoc obligations
  • OSRAM Licht AG on the sale of its lighting business Siteco (part of Lighting Solutions segment)
  • Continental AG on creating new holding structure under the new Continental Group umbrella brand with three group sectors, namely Continental Rubber, Continental Automotive and Powertrain
  • Continental AG on the corporate reorganisation (carve-out in 20 jurisdictions worldwide, split-off) and IPO of the Powertrain business as Vitesco
  • Giving comprehensive design and support of SE conversions, eg at adesso
  • Lloyd Fonds AG on capital measures (capital increase in kind and cash capital increase (with rights issue)) for the acquisition of SPSW Capital including general meeting and securities prospectus
  • Hella GmbH & Co. KGaA, one of Europe's largest retail organization of automotive parts, on the sale of its wholesale business in Denmark and Poland to Mekonomen AB as well as to AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA in Norway
  • Deutsche Effecten- und Wechsel-Beteiligungsgesellschaft AG on the acquisition of a total of 49.9 percent of the shares in Lloyd Fonds AG and an investment agreement
  • Evotec AG in exclusive negotiations with Sanofi S.A. to establish an infectious disease research and development platform
  • Listed pharmaceutical company regarding a cash capital increase and corresponding securities prospectus 

Qualifications

Education

  • University of Osnabrück, Germany (First State Examination, doctorate in law (Dr. iur.))
  • University of Murcia, Spain (Law)
  • University of Cambridge, Darwin College, United Kingdom (Master of Corporate Law)
  • Hanseatic Higher Regional Court, Hamburg, Germany (Second State Examination) with stages at the Federal Cartel Office (Bundeskartellamt) in Bonn, Germany as well as in our offices in Hamburg and Hong Kong

Professional qualification

  • Rechtsanwalt, Germany (Hanseatic Bar Association, Hamburg)

Professional memberships

  • Hanseatic Bar Association, Hamburg
  • Gesellschaftsrechtliche Vereinigung - Wissenschaftliche Vereinigung für Unternehmens- und Gesellschaftsrecht (VGR) e.V.