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About Dr. David Schwintowski

David advises on transactional and regulatory matters, both domestic and cross-border.

His areas of practice include public and private M&A, corporate restructurings, privatisations, insurance and banking law. He specialises in advising financial investors, including private equity houses and insurance companies.

He is a member of our Insurance Group.

He speaks German and English.

Recent work

  • Advising Cinven and Hannover Re on their €300m acquisition of Heidelberger Leben, a provider of German retirement and life insurance products, from Lloyds Banking Group.
  • Advising Cinven and Hannover Re on their €220m acquisition of the Skandia life insurance business in Germany and Austria.
  • Advising industrial gases specialist industrial gas producer Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation (TNSC) and its subsidiary Matheson Tri-Gas (MTG) on their US$5bn acquisition of Praxair's European industrial gas business.




  • Wolf-Rüdiger-Bub-Preis of University of Potsdam for PhD thesis
  • Socrates Scholarship granted by Humboldt University (Berlin) and King's College (London)


  • PhD degree from University of Potsdam (doctor of law - Dr. iur)
  • King's College London, UK (LL.M.)

Professional qualifications

  • Rechtsanwalt, Germany