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Mergers & Acquisitions (Certificate of Advanced Studies in European and International Business Law)

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Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) form the most important capital market transactions. M&A require strong collaborations between experts working in management and strategy, and the experts mastering the legal aspects of the changes. Thus, M&A pose the highest requirements in the area of strategic and financial management as well as in human resources (during postmerger integration). M&A will often be supported and accompanied by specialized teams. Many of these are based in Frankfurt a.M. – the location of the M&A module of the Executive M.B.L-HSG. Experts will offer their insight from several perspectives, amended by discussion of best practices and case studies.

  • International Company Law
  • M&A Management Introduction
  • M&A Agreement
  • M&A Process
  • Restructuring Firms and Labor Law
  • Forms of Acquisition
  • Structuring and Financing of Transactions
  • Tax Planning with a special focus on M&A
  • Contract Negotiation, Signing, and Closing
  • Acquisition for Growth
  • Valuation
  • Distressed Assets
  • Equity Capital Markets and Stock Exchange Listings


Holger Erwin studied law at the Universities of Heidelberg, Tübingen and Oxford and is admitted to the bar in Germany, England & Wales and Switzerland. After practicing as a lawyer with Hengeler Mueller and Allen & Overy in Frankfurt and London he joined Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek as head o...
Martin Heuber is a partner in the Frankfurt office of Mayer Brown's Banking & Finance practice. He advises corporates, financial institutions and sponsors on all aspects of debt financing, in particular on syndicated lending, acquisition finance as well as real estate finance. Martin has also...
Peter Nägele, attorney-at-law, advises board members and entrepreneurs at Peter Nägele | Executive Advice. He has a 25-years record in leading positions in the service sector and industry. From 2009 to 2015, he was a member of the management board of Siemens’ largest business division Energy, res...
Dr. Oliver Pfeil is a Director and Senior Investment Strategist in the Passive Strategic Beta Team in Frankfurt. Having joined Deutsche AM (formerly DWS) in 2006, he was a Senior portfolio manager for active global equity income, responsible for over EUR 18 bn in mutual funds and separate account...
Klaus Riehmer is a partner in the Frankfurt office of Mayer Brown where he heads the firm’s German Corporate/M&A practice. He advises on national and cross-border M&A transactions, including public takeovers, as well as private M&A and corporate projects. He has been involved in signi...
Mark Schmitz studied at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Italy and WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from University of St. Gallen and a Master in Business Administration...
Surinder studied Business and Accountancy at Monash University, Melbourne Australia and is an Australian CPA. He also holds a Master in Applied Valuation, Finance and Investments from Securities Institute Australia. Surinder has over 25 years’ experience in the finance industry where he started h...
Since 2001 Madeleine Syré works for PwC in Frankfurt in the fields of international tax services to private equity portfolios and corporate investors. She has a wide experience in advising multiple service providers and manufacturing companies on a broad range of tax issues including cross-border...
Boris Tramm has comprehensive experience with capital market transactions and management functions across various industries. Previously he was among others responsible for Investor Relations / Capital Markets of Consus Real Estate AG, the public listing and investor relations of Osram Licht AG a...
Thomas Winzer studied law at the Universities of Heidelberg and Munich and received his doctoral degree in 2001. Since 2002 he works at the Frankfurt office of Gleiss Lutz. 2004/2005 he was seconded to a law firm in New York and San Francisco. Thomas heads the Gleiss Lutz’s employment practice. H...