Adriane Sturm's practice focuses on private equity transactions, cross-border M&A transactions, and advising clients in connection with complex commercial contracts.
Notable representations include serving as SAP's lead counsel in connection with establishing a joint venture developing solutions for the financial services industries, advising Solvay in selling its barium and strontium business including a joint venture with Chemical Products Corporation (CPC), and advising Safran on the formation of a joint venture with Airbus.
Adriane has more than 20 years of experience in the automotive industry, which began when she acted for several years as "quasi in-house counsel" for a large tier 1 supplier, where she learned the automotive business from scratch. She continues to advise companies such as Aptiv, Daihatsu, Hino Motors, Hoerbiger, IAC, IBIDEN, Koch Industries, Mahle, Plastic Omnium, OEConnection, Tenneco, and Toyota in M&A transactions and in negotiating material commercial contracts, cooperation agreements, and settlements. During the past 20 years, she has handled negotiations for clients with most of the car manufacturers and large tier 1 suppliers.
Other companies for which Adriane has worked on substantial matters include ACI Worldwide, Asia-Germany Industrial Promotion, Bayer, Bunge, Cerberus, Credit Suisse, ERICO, Ferro, Goldman Sachs, Harris, Hitachi, Merz, Morgan Stanley, Neoware, Newell Brands, Nordson, NVIDIA, Parker Hannifin, The Riverside Company, sanofi, SAP, Safran, Solvay, Thales, Twilio, The Boeing Company, USG, and Wittur.
As counsel to software, pharma, and chemical companies, Adriane also has significant experience in transactions involving the transfer of intellectual property, particularly in the software, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and chemical industries.
- February 18, 2010
Konsolidierung von Märkten - Herausforderungen und Chancen am Beispiel der Automobilindustrie
"A good understanding of what international clients need and expect."Legal 500 EMEA
- Second State Examination (1996); Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen, Germany (First State Examination 1994)
- Federal Republic of Germany
JUVE Handbook (2022) — recommended for M&A; client quote: "a good negotiator"
Handelsblatt (2022) — "belongs to the best M&A lawyers in Germany"
Legal 500 EMEA and Germany (2022) — recommended for M&A and private equity: "extensive expertise in the automotive sector"
BTI Client Service All-Star (2011)
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