OliverStaatz

European Counsel

Frankfurt + 49.69.9726.3939

Oliver Staatz advises clients on all aspects of German and international taxation, with a particular focus on domestic and cross-border M&A, private equity, and real estate transactions.

He has extensive experience providing comprehensive tax advice to corporations, financial institutions, funds, and individuals on a variety of complex transactions. He also regularly advises clients on tax rulings, tax audits, and tax disputes.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2017, Oliver worked for a transaction-focused spin-off of one of Germany's premier law firms for several years, where he gained experience in matters of taxation as well as in M&A and private equity.

Oliver is a lecturer for European tax law at the University of Mannheim. And, as a former participant, he lends support to students involved in the tax moot court held by the German Federal Fiscal Court.

Experience

  • PTTGC acquires allnex from AdventJones Day is advising PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited in the €4 billion acquisition of allnex Holding GmbH from Advent International.
  • Parkwind obtains financing for 257 MW Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farmJones Day advised Parkwind NV, an independent green energy company that develops, finances, and operates offshore wind farms, on the financing of the 257 MW Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm.
  • Atlas Arteria establishes new capital structure for Warnow Tunnel in GermanyJones Day advised Atlas Arteria, a global owner, operator, and developer of toll roads, on a new approximately 29-year debt facility for its Warnow Tunnel in Germany as part of a capital restructuring.
  • Wellington Partners, MIG GmbH & Co. Fonds 16, and Salvia GmbH invest €15 million in growth financing of Creative BalloonsJones Day represented Wellington Partners Life Sciences V, a leading European Venture Capital firm investing in early- and growth-stage Life Science companies, together with MIG GmbH & Co. Fonds 16 and Salvia GmbH, in connection with their €15 million growth investment in Creative Balloons GmbH, a specialist in researching and developing ultra-thin polyurethane (PUR) balloons for medical device applications, namely catheter manufacturing.
  • Renewable Energy Holding S.à r.l. acquires subsidy-free solar PV plantJones Day represented Renewable Energy Holding S.à r.l. in its acquisition of a subsidy-free solar PV plant in Southern Germany.
  • Aream and ERG co-develop early stage solar portfolio in Eastern GermanyJones Day advised Aream Group, a Düsseldorf-based developer in the area of sustainable energy infrastructure, in connection with the conclusion of a co-development agreement with Italian ERG Group to implement an early stage solar portfolio of around 600 MW in Eastern Germany.
  • Renewable Energy Holding S.à r.l. acquires Windpark Lauda-Heckfeld GmbH & Co. KGJones Day advised Renewable Energy Holding II Sarl, a Luxembourg-based fund, on the acquisition of Windpark Lauda-Heckfeld GmbH & Co. KG, an SPV operating an onshore wind farm in Bade-Wuerttemberg, Germany, from a German renewable energy group.
  • StepStone Group forms joint venture with ActivumJones Day advised StepStone Group LP on the formation of a joint venture with Activum SG, an investor in European real estate related sectors, in connection with its investment in four residential and commercial real estate assets located in Spain and Germany.
  • Exide Technologies completes $1.1 billion comprehensive new financing and recapitalizationJones Day represented Exide Technologies, a global leader in stored energy solutions for the automotive and industrial markets, in connection with a comprehensive new financing and recapitalization transaction.
  • Garmin® acquires Tacx, the leading manufacturer of indoor bike trainersJones Day advised Garmin Ltd. in its acquisition of the Tacx group, a Dutch family business that designs and manufactures high end indoor bike trainers, tools and accessories, as well as indoor training software and applications.
  • SolEs Montalto sold 78.5% stake in largest PV plant in ItalyJones Day advised SolEs Montalto GmbH, an investment fund managed by the AREAM group – a European asset manager in the renewable sector headquartered in Dusseldorf, Germany – on the sale of 78.5% of the shares in a company which manages two photovoltaic plants with a total installed capacity of 51.4 MW in Montalto di Castro, Italy, to ERG Power Generation S.p.A., an affiliate of the ERG group.
  • KWS and J.R. Simplot Company establish joint venture for hybrid potato breedingJones Day advised KWS SAAT SE in the formation of a joint venture company, Aardevo B.V., with J.R. Simplot Company to deliver top performing potato varieties through hybrid breeding.
  • Findos Investor acquires worldwide business of Röder HTS Höcker GmbHJones Day advised funds managed by Findos Investor in connection with acquisition of the entire worldwide business operations of Röder HTS Höcker GmbH.
  • Aurora Resurgence sells Alltub Group to One Equity PartnersJones Day advised Aurora Resurgence in the sale of portfolio company Alltub Group to One Equity Partners.
  • Georgia-Pacific sells European nonwovens business to Glatfelter for $185 millionJones Day advised Georgia-Pacific LLC ("GP") in the sale of its European nonwovens business to Glatfelter, a global manufacturer of specialty papers and engineered products, for $185 million.
  • Reifen Krieg Group acquired by European FinTyre Distribution LimitedJones Day advised the current owners of Reifen Krieg on the disposal of privately held Reifen Krieg Group, a leading full-range tire wholesaler in Germany, to European FinTyre Distribution Limited ("EfTD").
  • Reifen-Müller acquired by Hankook TireJones Day advised Reifen-Müller on the sale of the company, one of Germany's largest and independent tire wholesalers and retailers, to Hankook Tire.
  • CORSAIR acquires Elgato GamingJones Day advised Corsair Gaming, Inc., a portfolio company of EagleTree Capital, in connection with the acquisition of the gaming division of Elgato Systems GmbH, which develops, designs and manufactures video game streaming software and hardware products.
  • capsensixx completes IPO of Common Shares in Germany and LuxembourgJones Day advised capsensixx AG as issuer's counsel in its initial public offering of Common Shares in Germany and Luxembourg with a concurrent private placement in certain jurisdictions outside of the U.S. and subsequent listing of the entire share capital on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
  • David Lloyd Leisure enters German market with acquisition of HealthCity clubJones Day advised David Lloyd Leisure in its acquisition of a HealthCity-branded club in Bad Homburg, near Frankfurt.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • November 20, 2017
      Workshop: Wir lüften das Steuergeheimnis – Besteuerung von Immobilientransaktionen (Taxation of real estate transactions)
    • September 12, 2017
      Workshop: Wir lüften das Steuergeheimnis – Gewerbe- und umsatzsteuerliche Risiken bei der Vermietung von Immobilien (Trade and value added tax risks from letting real estate)