In his more than 20 years in practice, Johannes Perlitt has advised German and international clients (strategic buyers, financial investors, and banks) in corporate and transactional matters. His practice is focused on public takeovers, and he has specific experience in the automotive industry.
Prior to joining Jones Day in 2014, Johannes served as lead or co-lead partner advising clients on numerous transactions, including: J.P. Morgan and other financing banks on the Douglas Holding AG takeover offer made by Advent; Deutsche Bank in connection with the takeover offer made by Grohe Asia AG to the shareholders of Joyou AG; Volkswagen AG on the mandatory tender offer of Porsche SE, the creation of an integrated automotive group with Porsche AG, the acquisition of Porsche Holding (Salzburg), and the sale of Volkswagen's Brazil truck business to MAN; Evonik Industries AG on the acquisition of a 25.01 percent stake by CVC Capital Partners; and RAG AG on the Degussa takeover offer and on the sale of its stake in Ruhrgas to E.ON. Other clients Johannes has represented include Dana Corporation, Norsk Hydro ASA, and Spectrum Brands.
Johannes is a member of the Scientific Association for Company and Corporate Law (VGR). He is also coauthor of leading legal commentaries on stock corporation law and reorganizations.
- January 2015Trends in German Public M&A, The American Lawyer, Global M&A Guide 2015
- 4. Mai 2015JDialog: How to Cross the Atlantic – U.S./German M&A
- May 19, 2014JDialog: Aktuelles im Übernahme- und Prospektrecht (Recent Developments in German Takeover and Prospectus Law)
- Higher Regional Court of Hamburg (Second State Examination 1993); University of Göttingen (First State Examination 1988)
- Federal Republic of Germany
JUVE 2018/2019: recognized as one of 18 leading senior partners for corporate law in Germany and recommended for M&A
Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers (2019): "Lawyer of the Year" for Corporate Governance & Compliance as well as among the best in M&A and corporate law
Who's Who Legal Germany 2016: recommended for corporate governance and M&A
- German and English