PERSONAL ADVICE IN CORPORATE AND M&A
Hoffmann & de Vries provide expert advice on corporate law matters and M&A transactions. Together, Stefan Hoffmann and Kolja de Vries have more than 30 years of experience in handling complex M&A transactions and corporate structures. As partners of Rittstieg Rechtsanwälte and later Gleiss Lutz, they have closely collaborated in various corporate law and M&A matters. Since 2013 they are successfully continuing their well proven concept within their own firm.
Hoffmann & de Vries advise on corporate acquisitions and divestitures, investment agreements, mergers and other business combinations as well as joint venture projects.
The firm provides advice on corporate reorganisations of any kind – including, amongst others, mergers, hive-downs, spin-offs, squeeze-outs and capital measures.
Hoffmann & de Vries represent their clients in corporate litigation – particularly in connection with post M&A disputes and shareholder actions.
The firm also advises on corporate matters outside of M&A transactions and reorganisations. Besides corporate housekeeping, this includes the preparation of expert opinions on complex corporate law issues.
Since the establishment of the firm in 2013, Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers continuously lists Stefan Hoffmann and Kolja de Vries among Germany`s best lawyers in the areas of corporate law and M&A. Moreover, Kolja de Vries was awarded lawyer of the year for corporate law in 2014 and lawyer of the year for M&A in 2017. Stefan Hoffmann was awarded lawyer of the year for M&A in 2015 and 2018 as well as lawyer of the year for corporate law in 2019.
In 2018 Wirtschaftswoche (issue 30/2018) listed Hoffmann & de Vries as top law firm, and Kolja de Vries as top lawyer, for M&A.Moreover, in 2021, Wirtschaftswoche listed Hoffmann & de Vires as top law firm and both Stefan Hoffmann and Kolja de Vries as top lawyers for corporate law.