Dr. Maximilian Schwab

Partner

Frankfurt
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
An der Welle 4
D-60322 Frankfurt am Main
T +49 69 79302 139
F +49 69 79302 222
mschwabwillkie.com

Maximilian Schwab is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department, focusing on cross border and national mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial law. Maximilian advises financial investors/Private Equity Houses and corporate clients in M&A transactions in regulated industries including ongoing regulatory legal advice. Furthermore he has broad experience in advising infrastructure transactions with special focus on regulatory and financing matters. He holds an Executive Master of Business (EMBA) of University of Münster.

Maximilian speaks French fluently.

Maximilian Schwab is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department, focusing on cross border and national mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial law. Maximilian advises financial investors/Private Equity Houses and corporate clients in M&A transactions in regulated industries including ongoing regulatory legal advice. Furthermore he has broad experience in advising infrastructure transactions with special focus on regulatory and financing matters. He holds an Executive Master of Business (EMBA) of University of Münster.

Maximilian speaks French fluently.

Selected Significant Matters

  • PAI Partners in its investment in Refresco, the Dutch-listed leading independent bottler of soft drinks and fruit juices
  • Riemser Pharma (ARDIAN portfolio company) on the sale of its hypothermic business to Dermapharm
  • Gantner Electronics (ARDIAN portfolio company) in its acquisition of Syx Automations NV
    UKA Meissen in its wind farm development projects in the U.S.
  • DexKo Global Inc. (portfolio company of The Sterling Group) in its merger with an acquisition subsidiary of a private investment firm
  • ARDIAN in its acquisition of a majority interest in Weber Automotive
  • Railpool on the establishment of a cargo locomotive pool with DB Cargo AG (Deutsche Bahn Group)
  • Railpool on the development and manufacturing agreement of hybrid locomotives with Toshiba Corp.
  • Chal-Tec (ARDIAN portfolio company) in the development of a logistics center
  • ADA Cosmetics (ARDIAN portfolio company) in the acquisition of RDI Malaysia
  • Technip S.A. in the divesture of its project development business to ATOP
  • Ekkio in its acquisition of GAB Holding GmbH
  • ARDIAN in the acquisition of Gantner Electronics
  • ARDIAN in its investment in Chal-Tec
  • Novum Capital in the acquisition of the remaining shares in VulkaTec
  • Wendel in the acquisition of Constantia Flexibles from One Equity Partners
  • 3i in the acquisition of Christ jewellers from Douglas Holding AG
  • Management of TeamViewer in transaction related matters including management participation with Permira
  • ADA Cosmetics (ARDIAN portfolio company) in the acquisition of Pacific Direct Ltd.
  • ARDIAN in its acquisition of the Exclusive Synthesis (ES) and Maleic Anhydride Intermediates & Specialties (IM) business from DPx Holdings B.V.
  • Dexter Axle Holding Company in its merger with AL-KO SE’s vehicle technology business
  • Riemser Pharma (ARDIAN portfolio company) in its acquisition of Intrapharm Laboratories Ltd.
  • Novum Capital in its majority investment in VulkaTec
  • Technip S.A. in its acquisition of Zimmer Polymer Technoligies from Air Liquide
  • SK Capital Partners on its acquisition of BASF's Textile Chemicals Business
  • ARDIAN in its acquisition of ADA Cosmetics
  • GEA Management Team in the sale of the heat exchangers business to Triton
  • Management of FriendScout24 in the sale of the business to match.com by Scout24 Holding AG
  • Management of Scout24 in the sale of Scout 24 Group to Hellmann & Friedmann by Deutsche Telekom
  • GFI Software SA in the sale of TeamViewer
  • ADB Airfield Solutions in its acquisition of Lucebit GmbH
  • Acciona Energía in the sale of its German wind park portfolio to Swisspower
  • AXA Private Equity (now ARDIAN) in the acquisition of Riemser Pharma
  • EKB (joint venture between BP, Gazprom and Dong) in transactions in the gas storage sector
  • Rockwood Holdings, Inc. in the $1.325 billion sale of its titanium dioxide pigments and four other non-strategic businesses to Huntsman Corporation
  • Rockwood Holdings, Inc. in the $635 million sale of its rheology business to ALTANA Group
  • Rockwood Holdings, Inc. in its $1.98 billion sale of CeramTec to European private equity firm Cinven
  • Rockwood Holdings, Inc. in its acquisition of Kemira Oyj’s 39 per cent. interest in titanium dioxide business joint venture Sachtleben
  • Sachtleben in its acquisition of the titanium dioxide business of crenox GmbH
  • Sachtleben in a proposed IPO and recapitalization
  • Rockwood Holdings, Inc. in the spin-off of its Lithium business
  • Acciona Energíain the proposed acquisition of offshore wind park Nordergründe
  • AXA Private Equity (now ARDIAN) in its sale of portfolio company CABB
  • AXA Private Equity (now ARDIAN) in the sale of HSE 24
  • 3i-backed Hilite International in its sale of the emissions control business to Cummins
  • 3i in the acquisition of a majority stake in Hilite International Inc.
  • Velcon Filters Inc. in the acquisition of Warner Lewis GmbH
  • Total Safety S.A. in the acquisition of Z Safety Services
  • SLV's management team in SLV's Acquisition by Cinven
  • Founder of RHM clinics in the sale to Waterland Private Equity

Selected Publications and Lectures

  • “Sachenrechtliche Grundlagen der kommerziellen Weltraumnutzung” (Rights in Rem and Commercial Use of Outer Space), Schriften zum Luft- und Weltraumrecht, Heymanns Verlag, 2007
  • “Systematische Einführung zum FinDAG und § 16 FinDAG”, in: Stiegel/Wiesbrock/Jesch (edit..), Kommentar zum Kapitalbeteiligungsrecht (Commentary on the law of capital investment), Schaeffer-Poeschel Verlag 2010
  • “Gesetzliche Investitionshindernisse für ausländische Investoren” (Regulatory obstacles for foreign investors in Germany), Börsenzeitung vom 1 July 2009, page 2 (Co-Author with Ludger Giesberts)
  • “REACH: Verständnis des UVCB-Begriffs – Registrierung eines oder mehrerer Stoffe?” (REACH: interpretation of the UVCB definition – registration of one ore more substances), StoffR 2010, S. 64. (Co-author with Ludger Giesberts)
  • “Rechtliche Aspekte bei der Entwicklung von JESSICA-Standentwicklungsfonds” (Legal aspects on implementation of JESSICA Urban Development Funds) in: Elbe/Langguth (edit..): Finanzierung Regionaler Entwicklung, Shaker Verlag 2011 (Co-author with Sebastian Gröss)