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About Dr. Lucas A. Schweitzer

Lucas advises listed and non-listed clients on both national and cross-border private and public M&A transactions and certain reorganisations.

He is also experienced in stock corporation law and capital markets law.

Lucas speaks English and German.

Recent work

  • Advising CompuGroup Medical SE & Co. KGaA on the acquisition of US eMDs by way of reverse triangular subsidiary merger.
  • Advising CompuGroup Medical SE on its transformation into a SE & Co. KGaA.
  • Advising CompuGroup Medical SE on its acquisition of parts of the German and Spanish healthcare IT portfolio of Cerner Corporation.
  • Advising Aurubis AG on its acquisition of Metallo Group from Towerbrook Capital Partners.
  • Advising a consortium of Hellman & Friedman and Blackstone on the attempted public takeover offer to the shareholders of Scout24 AG.
  • Advising SFC Energy AG on a rights issuance.
  • Advising the Supervisory Board of Lotto24 AG in connection with the cross-border public share for share takeover offer by UK based ZEAL Network SE.
  • Advising Freudenberg SE on the sale of its IT business unit to Canadian IT company Syntax.
  • Advising a consortium of CVC Capital and Messer on the acquisition of Linde's US operations in a divestiture measure in connection with the business combination of Linde and Praxair.
  • Advising London Stock Exchange on its attempted business combination with Deutsche Börse.
  • Advising Wincor Nixdorf with respect to the cross-border share for share takeover offer by US Diebold, Incorporated and subsequent business combination.
  • Advising Gagfah on its takeover by Deutsche Annington (Vonovia).
  • Advising General Atlantic on the sale of amedes-group to Antin Infrastructure Partners as well as on the formation of a joint venture with Axel Springer in the online classifieds business.
  • Advising OC Oerlikon Corporation on the carve-out and sale of its worldwide natural fibres and textile components business to Jinsheng Group, China by way of a multijurisdictional share and asset deal transaction.
  • Adivising listed companies with respect to a variety of aspects of capital markets laws and general stock corporation law.

Qualifications

Education

  • Universities of Würzburg and Düsseldorf, Germany (law)
  • University of Durham, UK (LLM)
  • Free University of Berlin (Freie Universität Berlin), Germany (doctor of laws degree - Dr iur)

Professional qualifications

  • Admitted to the German Bar