Family offices and closely held companies
Tailored advice for family offices and family-owned businesses
Family-owned businesses are some of the largest, most vital and most creative organisations in the world. Their financial performance makes them increasingly attractive to international investors, while as family wealth grows so family offices have evolved to oversee complex global portfolios.
We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver market-leading legal advice across the world alongside personal, ‘consigliere’ style advocacy. Through a dedicated relationship partner our clients have access to a trusted adviser who understands their strategic priorities and can deliver 24/7 access to the firm’s full resources.
We build tailor-made teams with experience of the most complex cross-border deals, investigations and disputes, and cover everything from corporate and tax law to regulatory, antitrust and dispute resolution. Our offering to family offices and family-owned businesses is not defined by off-the-shelf legal products but by our clients’ individual needs.
Advising Messer Group and CVC on their $3.2bn acquisition of certain divestiture assets of Linde in the US, Colombia, Canada and Brazil, and certain assets of Praxair in Chile.
Advising the Näder family on the 25 per cent investment by EQT in Otto Bock
Advising KKR on the voluntary tender offer for Axel Springer and strategic alliance with Friede Springer and Mathias Döpfner
Advising JAB on its acquisition of Pret-A-Manger.
Advising BC Partners on its Springer Nature co-investment with the Holtzbrinck family
Advising a European single-family office on the corporate and tax issues associated with a complete migration to Switzerland.
Acting as trusted adviser to some of the most prominent and influential entrepreneurial families, covering international tax structuring, corporate governance, family charters, M&A, real estate, financing and similar transactions, as well as regulatory, antitrust and dispute matters for them.
Stephan Eilers Partner
Dr. Georg Roderburg Partner
Dr. Konrad Gröller Partner
Chris Mort Partner
Peter D. Lyons Senior Counsel
Robert Ashworth Partner
Teresa Ko Partner