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Dr. Philipp Grzimek


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  • The University of Chicago (LL.M. 1999); University of Freiburg (Dr. jur. 1998); Second State Examination (Bavarian State Ministry of Justice, 1998); University of Munich (First State Examination 1995)

Bar Admissions

  • Federal Republic of Germany

For nearly 20 years, Dr. Philipp Grzimek has provided legal service to clients in mergers and acquisitions, specifically matters involving real estate, energy, and health care transactions, both for financial sponsors and for strategic clients. He also regularly advises on general corporate law, in particular regarding joint venture agreements, corporate restructurings, and cross-border structures (cross-border mergers, European Public Limited Companies).

Philipp has advised clients such as Deutsche Beteiligungs AG, Xio Group, Merck KGaA, Publicis Groupe S.A., Total S.A., DJO Global, and FBH Frankfurter Beteiligungsberatung on a number of transactions. Prior to joining Jones Day, he advised Merck KGaA on various transactions, including the sale of a business unit to BASF SE, and FBH Frankfurter Beteiligungsberatung on the acquisition of Technical Plastic Systems GmbH from Gerresheimer Group. He also advised financial sponsors such as HgCapital, Terra Firma, and Permira and corporate clients such as ING Real Estate, Storch-Ciret Group, and Hanwha Solar.

Philipp contributed a section on squeeze-out regulations to a legal textbook on the German takeover law by Angerer/Geibel/Süßmann (3rd edition, 2017). He is member of several boards, including the legal advisory board (Rechtsbeirat) of the BVK Bundesverband Deutscher Kapitalbeteiligungsgesellschaften (Federal Association of German Financial Sponsors).

Honors & Distinctions

  • Recommended in:

    JUVE Handbook of German Commercial Law Firms from 2010 through 2018

    Legal 500 Deutschland 2018


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