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About Dr. Simon Schwarz

Simon is a partner in our Frankfurt and Hamburg offices. He regularly advises listed and private companies and investors on matters of general corporate, corporate governance, groups of companies and capital markets law as well as on corporate finance and M&A transactions.

Simon speaks German, English and French.

Recent work

  • Advising Siemens Energy on its public tender offer for Gamesa, on a capital increase by means of acceletared bookbuiolding, on the issuance of a convertible bond, on its €2.1bn sale in Siemens India, on its €12bn guarantee facilities (incl. €7.5bn back-to-back guarantee by the German state.
  • Advising Nordex on its accisition of Acciona Windpower, on the takeover offer by Acciona, on several capital increases (with and without subscription rights, incl. debt-to-equity swaps), on several refinancings.
  • Advising KfW on its acquisition of 20% in 50Hertz, of 25.1% in Hensoldt (incl. subsequent capital increase), of 24.9% in TransnetBW, and on the stabilizations of SEFE and Uniper.
  • Advising Uniper on its €14bn capital reduction.
  • Advising TUI on state stabilization measures (incl. bond with warrants, creditors' meeting, 2 capital reductions, capital increase, convertible silent participation, state exit).
  • Advising Hellman & Friedman on its public takeover offer for and delisting of zooplus.
  • Advising HOCHTIEF on its acquisition (alongside ACS and Atlantia) of toll-road operator Abertis. Read more about the deal in our case study.
  • Advising PUMA on its separation from Kering and its change of governance structure.
  • Advising ProCredit KGaA on its conversion into an AG.
  • Advising Stada in the context of the auction process and subsequent public takeover.
  • Advising Deutsche Bank on the IPO of DWS group.
  • Advising Volkswagen on several settlement agreements in the US relating to the diesel issue.
  • Advising Amadeus on its public delisting offer for i:FAO and subsequent squeeze-out.
  • Advising IVG Immobilien on its restructuring including a debt-to-equity swap exceeding 2bn.
  • Advising several listed companies on an ongoing basis on corporate governance and other corporate, capital market and group law issues (including general meetings and capital and structural measures).



  • University of Hamburg and University of Geneva (Law)
  • University of Cambridge (Master of Law)
  • University of Hamburg (Doctorate in Law)
  • University of Hamburg (Habilitation in the fields of Commercial and Economic Law, Civil Law as well as Private International and Comparative Law)

Professional qualifications

  • Rechtsanwalt, Germany


  • Stephan Schulz/ Alexander Neumann (Eds), eWpG. Kommentar zum Gesetz über elektronische Wertpapiere, Köln, 2023 § 32 (Anwendbares Recht)

  • Klaus Hopt/ Christoph Seibt (Eds), Schuldverschreibungsrecht, Köln, 2nd ed. 2023, p. 1553-1644 (author) Chapter: Internationales Privatrecht

  • Heribert Hirte/ Christoph Seibt/ Sebastian Mock/ Simon Schwarz (Eds), Kölner Kommentar zum WpÜG, 3rd ed., Hürth, 2022 (co-author with Christoph von Bülow) § 24 (Grenzüberschreitende Angebote), § 29 (Begriffsbestimmungen), § 30 (Zurechnung von Stimmrechten), § 39 (Anwendung der Vorschriften des Abschnitts 3 und 4), § 68 (Übergangsregelungen)

  • Christoph Seibt (Ed), Beck'sches Formularbuch Mergers & Acquisitions, 3rd ed, Munich, 2018, p 2273-2336 (co-author with Christoph Seibt) Chapter: Clearing and Cash-Pooling Agreement

  • Tübingen, 2016, 1050 pages (author) Book: Globaler Effektenhandel

  • Jürgen Basedow/Klaus Hopt/ Reinhard Zimmermann (Eds), Max Planck Encyclopedia of European Private Law, Oxford, 2012 (author) Entries: Deposit, Financial Collateral, Intermediated Securities, Representation (PIL)