Olswang today announces the appointment of Dr. Josef Hofschroer
as a partner to its growing German Corporate M&A team. Josef
will start on 1 December and will be based in the firm's Berlin
Prior to joining Olswang, Josef worked in both Berlin and Frankfurt with Hengeler Mueller, one of the leading German Corporate and M&A firms. In 2007 and 2008, Josef worked with Cravath, Swaine and Moore in New York.
Josef has extensive M&A experience across a range of transactions and in a variety of sectors although more recently with a focus on real estate and media. He has also worked on capital markets deals, corporate restructurings and handled private equity and venture capital work. He acted as a member of the team which advised Hypo Real Estate Holding AG in the transfer of approx. EUR 173 billion in assets to establish Germany's largest "bad" bank. Josef's international experience is evidenced by transactions such as the acquisition of a majority stake in the outdoor advertising company Wall AG by the French corporate, JCDecaux S.A. and the acquisition of the Sortimat Group by Canada's ATS Tooling Systems, Inc.
Dr. Peter Schorling, Head of Olswang's German Corporate Group commented: ''Josef's cross-sector experience is a tremendous asset. He has worked on some highly notable transactions across a range of international jurisdictions positioning him perfectly to work within our innovative and expanding team", Fabrizio Carpanini, Head of Olswang's International Corporate Group, comments: "We are delighted to be welcoming such a talented and promising new partner to the firm."
Josef Hofschroer adds: "The remarkable development of Olswang in Germany in the last few years truly stands out. The firm provides excellent service to national and international clients having developed an outstanding reputation evidenced by some of the high profile transactions in which Olswang has been involved in the recent past. I am very excited about this great opportunity."
Josef will become the tenth Olswang partner in Germany. The Berlin office opened in 2007 and since then has expanded rapidly. It is currently home to more than 30 lawyers and offers an integrated, full legal service. In line with Olswang's approach, the German practice combines a focus on the media, technology, real estate and public infrastructure sectors with the corporate, finance and tax expertise that is essential to servicing these industries. This sector focus has received broad market recognition: JUVE, the leading legal publication in Germany, this year awarded Olswang "Real Estate Law Firm of the Year" and in 2010 "Media Law Firm of the Year".
For more information or to set up an interview please contact:
Media & Communications Manager (London)
020 7067 3009
Business Development and Communications Manager (Berlin)
+49 (0)30 700171-154
Notes to editors
Olswang LLP is one of Europe's leading law firms in the areas of technology, media, telecommunications and real estate. The firm comprises of nearly 700 people including 100 partners, across seven European offices. Olswang is part of a 'best friends' network of leading independent law firms throughout the world.
Law Firm of the Year - M&A Awards 2011
Real Estate Law Firm of the Year 2010 - JUVE Awards 2010 Germany
Finance Monthly Law Awards 2011: Real Estate Law Firm of the Year, Germany
Chambers Asia Pacific - Corporate Finance mid-market Firm of the Year 2011
Media Law Firm of the Year 2010 - JUVE Awards 2010 Germany
NOA Outsourcing Advisory of the Year 2010
The Sunday Times Best Green Companies 2010 & 2011
The Law Society Award for Excellence in Environmental Responsibility 2010
Taxation Team of the Year 2010 - Taxation Awards
Shortlisted in the categories Law Firm of the Year, Real Estate, and Media - JUVE Awards 2011 Germany
Shortlisted TMT Team of the Year 2010- The Lawyer Awards
Shortlisted Corporate Team of the Year 2010 - The Lawyer Awards