Advisors

We started our careers in leading international law firms and were most recently in-house lawyers responsible as lead counsels for the German and international M&A transactions of a private equity house.

As a result of our training and professional activities abroad and the large number of international projects on which we have worked in recent years, we have valuable expertise in advising international clients and transactions across borders.

We have the highest standards for ourselves and for the advice we provide to our clients. We combine first-class legal advice with a profound business understanding to serve the interests of our clients.

Dr. Dominik Massing
· Partner ·

Fields of activity

Private Equity · M&A · Corporate Law
Stock Corporation and Capital Markets Law · Corporate Litigation

Dominik Massing is founding partner of Massing Werner and was admitted to the bar in 2010.

He has many years of experience in advising financial investors, corporates, managers and board members on national and international M&A transactions, including complex carve-out transactions and public takeovers.

In addition to his expertise with M&A transactions, Dominik Massing has broad expertise in advising companies, groups of companies and family-owned businesses on all matters of corporate law. This includes advising listed companies on stock corporation and capital market law.

Dominik Massing also has broad expertise in advising on complex shareholder disputes.

Curriculum Vitae

  • Partner at Massing Werner
  • Attorney at Linklaters, Renzenbrink Raschke von Knobelsdorff Heiser, Hogan Lovells, Inhouse Counsel at Aurelius Group and General Counsel at Sixt Leasing SE
  • Legal clerkship in Hamburg and New York
  • Research assistant and doctorate at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Dr. jur.)
  • Law studies at the Universities of Bochum, Münster and Sheffield (UK)

Reference Mandates

Deutsche Börse on the planned merger with NYSE Euronext
Deutsche Börse on the (majority) acquisition of Eurex
ThyssenKrupp on the sale of ThyssenKrupp Xervon to Remondis
Ardian on the acquisition of Schleich Group from HgCapital
Ergon Capital on its acquisition of Sausalitos from EQT
GSW Immobilien on its attempted acquisition of the BauBeCon portfolio
REEF Infrastructure / Borealis on the bidding process for Thyssengas
AURELIUS on the acquisition of VAG Group from Rexnord
AURELIUS on the acquisition of the Distrelec and Nedis Group from Dätwyler
AURELIUS on the sale of Scandinavian Cosmetics to Accent Equity
Gregor Gerlach on the sale of Vapiano to Mayfair
Listed company on an ultimately aborted public takeover by a financial investor
Media Saturn Holding GmbH on the shareholder dispute Metro AG / Convergenta GmbH (Kellerhals) including representation in arbitration proceedings
General meetings of Sixt Leasing SE
Sixt Leasing SE on a debt issuance program
General meetings of Adva Optical Networking SE
Conversion of Siegwerk Druckfarben AG into an AG & Co. KGaA

Dr. Stephan Werner, LL.M. (Columbia)
· Partner ·

Fields of activity

Private Equity · M&A
Real Estate · Corporate Law

Stephan Werner is founding partner of Massing Werner and was admitted to the bar in 2010.

He has many years of experience in advising financial investors and corporates on national and international M&A transactions, including complex carve-outs.

Stephan Werner also has broad expertise in advising real estate investors on real estate transactions.

In addition to being an expert on M&A transactions, Stephan Werner advises companies, corporate groups and family-owned companies on all corporate law matters.

Curriculum Vitae

  • Partner at Massing Werner
  • Attorney at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Inhouse Counsel at Aurelius Group
  • Legal clerkship in Munich and New York
  • Research assistant and doctorate at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (Dr. jur.)
  • Law studies at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) (“licence en droit”) and LL.M. studies at Columbia University in New York (LL.M.)
  • Scholarship holder of the German National Academic Foundation

Reference mandates

Barclays on the sale of the BauBeCon portfolio to Deutsche Wohnen
Barclays on the acquisition of the BauBeCon portfolio from Prelios
Cerberus on the acquisition of a large residential real estate portfolio
JP Morgan on the acquisition of a European loan portfolio from Hypothekenbank Frankfurt
Zenium on the acquisition of a data center business including real property
AURELIUS on the sale of Solidus-Solutions to Centerbridge Partners
Advent International on the sale of Vinnolit to Westlake Chemical
US insurer on the acquisition of a portfolio of supermarket properties
AURELIUS on the sale of the Getronics Group
AURELIUS on the sale of SECOP to Nidec Group
AURELIUS in the acquisition of ConverterTec Group from Woodward, Inc.
AURELIUS on the acquisition of the European Consumer Battery Business from Panasonic
AURELIUS on the acquisition of Hüppe Group
AURELIUS on the sale of the GHOTEL Group to Artinvest
AURELIUS on the acquisition of Hellanor AS from HELLA
Calumet Photographic on the acquisition of Foto-Video Sauter