Dr. Johannes P.Willheim

Partner

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Johannes Willheim has handled large-scale and high-stakes international arbitration and complex litigation for more than two decades. His vast experience includes antitrust, corporate and post-transaction, energy, engineering and construction (EPC and EPCM), distribution, insurance, IP, and regulatory disputes. He also has experience arbitrating and litigating cases involving EU competition law, distribution, and IP (including patent) issues both on the enforcement and defense sides. He is currently handling major gas price revision disputes throughout Europe for one of the world's leading producers of natural gas. Johannes works out of the Firm's Frankfurt, London, and Paris Offices.

Johannes' work is characterized by a holistic approach aimed at the effective and efficient management of disputes and their resolution. He acts as a trusted party advisor to clients prior to, during, and post formal proceedings, as well as an advocate in formal arbitration, litigation, and ADR proceedings. Johannes has been appointed as an arbitrator, mediator, and independent expert in DIS, ICC, VIAC, and other institutional and ad hoc arbitration and mediation proceedings.

In addition to his disputes work Johannes coordinates the Firm's Austrian law desk, which includes several lawyers admitted to the Austrian bar who offer a wide range of Austrian corporate, commercial, and regulatory services.

Johannes is an adjunct professor for international commercial arbitration of the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Law School of Pepperdine University and a guest lecturer on international arbitration at the University of Chicago Law School and the University of Stockholm. He is a frequent speaker at legal and industry conferences and has published extensively.

Experience

  • Cardinal Health acquires leading patient product portfolio from Medtronic for $6.1 billionJones Day advised Cardinal Health on the acquisition of Medtronic's Patient Care, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Nutritional Insufficiency businesses for $6.1 billion in cash.
  • Pandox acquires seven hotels in Germany, Austria, and Netherlands for €415 million (US$440 million)Jones Day advised Pandox AB in connection with the €415 million (US$440 million) acquisition and related financing of seven hotels in Germany, Austria, and the Netherlands, from Invesco Real Estate European Hotel Real Estate Fund II FCP - SIP.
  • Randstad acquires Monster for $429 millionJones Day advised Randstad Holding nv (AMS: RAND), a leading human resources services provider, in the acquisition of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW).
  • Atlas Holdings completes first phase of purchase of NCR Corporation's Interactive Printer Solutions DivisionJones Day represented affiliates of Atlas Holdings, LLC in its acquisition of the Interactive Printer Solutions ("IPS") division of NCR Corporation.
  • Euronext-listed company migrates to United KingdomJones Day is advising a Euronext-listed company on its corporate migration into the United Kingdom to safeguard its U.S. and UK operations from possible adverse Brexit consequences.
  • ABH Holdings attempts to sign deal to acquire Zuno BankJones Day represented ABH Holdings S.A. on its attempted acquisition of Zuno Bank AG from Raiffeisen Bank International AG.
  • Goldman Sachs and Highgate Hotels acquires K+K Hotels GroupJones Day advised a consortium led by Goldman Sachs and Highgate Hotels, a leading hospitality investment and management company, in its acquisition, acquisition financing, and debt restructuring of the K+K Hotels group, which owns a portfolio of ten boutique hotels located in London, Paris, Barcelona, Munich, Vienna, Prague, Budapest, and Bucharest.
  • NEP Group acquires Mediatec GroupJones Day advised NEP Group, Inc. in its acquisition of Mediatec Group, one of Europe’s largest corporations in delivering integrated technical solutions for event and television productions with activities across Europe (including Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the UK, and Spain).
  • SEB AG-led syndicate provides €900 million financing to voestalpineJones Day advised SEB AG in connection with the €900 million (US$976.5 million) term loans and revolving facilities provided to voestalpine AG, a steel-based technology and capital goods company.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • November 4, 2019
      2nd Houston Gas & LNG Forum 2019 Managing Price Reviews in Global Gas Markets
    • July 11, 2019
      International Dispute Professional Academy
    • July 7, 2019
      2019 Consensual Dispute Resolution Competition (CDRC) Vienna
    • June 18, 2019
      9th Annual European Gas & LNG Supply Contracts Forum
    • May 30 - June 8, 2019
      Pepperdine University 2019 Summer Intensive Program in International Commercial Arbitration
    • April 16, 2019
      The Midnight Clause
    • March 20, 2019
      Workshop on Law and Democracy in Europe
    • March 7, 2019
      2nd Annual GAR Live Zurich
    • March 2, 2019
      2019 Vienna Arbitration Days
    • February 22, 2019
      Keynote Speech - The Future of Dispute Resolution – Evolutionary Transformation Without Disruption
    • February 21, 2019
      2018-2019 Lunch Series on International Arbitration: Lecture 3
    • January 29, 2019
      A Panel, presented by the Law School of the University of Chicago, on Building an International Career in Law
    • January 28, 2019
      2018-2019 Lunch Series on International Arbitration: Lecture 2
    • December 18, 2018
      41th “Competition Talk” organized and hosted by the Austrian Federal Competition Authority
    • December 4, 2018
      Art Law Symposium
    • July 26 - August 8, 2018
      Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Dispute Resolution Pepperdine University
    • July 17, 2018
      Consensual Dispute Resolution Competition (CDRC)
    • June 20, 2018
      C5 Long Term Gas Supply Contracts: Europe
    • June 7, 2018
      V Allerhand Arbitration & Dispute Resolution Summit
    • June 6, 2018
      Open Event accompanying the V Allerhand Dispute Resolution, Mediation and Arbitration Summit
    • May 22-23, 2018
      C5 Upstream Oil & Gas Legal Forum
    • May 14-17, 2018
      Flame 2018 - Europe's Largest Midstream Gas & LNG Event
    • April 26, 2018
      GAR Live Zürich
    • April 10-11, 2018
      C5 Long Term Gas Supply Contracts: Asia 2018
    • April 5-6, 2018
      Advanced International Arbitration - Master Program on International Commercial Arbitration Law (ICAL)
    • December 13-14, 2017
      5th Frankfurt Gas Forum 2017
    • October 11, 2017
      International Bar Association Annual Conference - Some Like it Hot: The Art of Mediating Disputes Between Law Firms, Lawyers and Staff
    • September 29, 2017
      DAV Turkey 3rd International Arbitration Congress, Istanbul Arbitration Centre
    • September 28, 2017
      New Perspectives on the Advantages of Resolving International Commercial Disputes in International Arbitration
    • July 31 - August 6, 2017
      ELSA Vienna Summer Law School on Dispute Resolution 2017
    • July 10-14, 2017
      The Consensual Dispute Resolution Competition (CDRC)
    • May 25-28, 2017
      ELSA Freiburg Spring Conference on International & European Law
    • April 28, 2017
      Master Program on International Commercial Arbitration Law (ICAL)
    • March 24, 2017
      Global Pound Conference - Shaping the Future of Dispute Resolution & Improving Access to Justice
    • February 27-28, 2017
      Long Term Gas Supply Contracts: Asia 2017
    • February 14-19, 2017
      International Summit on Arbitration (ISA)
    • January 24-25, 2017
      Upstream Oil & Gas Legal Forum 2017
    • November 3-4, 2016
      European Gas Transmission Conference
    • September 27-28, 2016
      DIS Autumn Conference
    • July 31 - August 7, 2016
      The 5th ELSA Law School on Dispute Resolution
    • May 19, 2016
      Jones Day Breakfast - Resolving Disputes of Financial Transactions in Arbitration – Revealing the Secrets
    • February 24, 2016
      Why Major International Disputes Can Often Be Better Resolved in Arbitration
    • February 22, 2016
      Commercial, Political, and Regulatory Risks in Foreign Operations
    • February 9, 2016
      The European Gas Market: Supply and Demand Dynamics Exclusive Roundtable
    • January 19-21, 2016
      9th Annual European Gas Conference 2016
    • November 3-4, 2015
      The International Gas Conference
    • September 29, 2015
      Energy Series - Resolving Energy Disputes
    • September 16, 2015
      The Usage of Authorities in Memoranda, 11th Annual Frankfurt Drafting School, Frankfurt Moot Alumni Association
    • 15. September 2015
      Energietage 2015: Ölindizierte Verträge als Auslaufmodell? Zukunft der Preisformeln in Langfristverträgen (Oil-indexed agreements a phase-out model? The future of price formulae in long-term agreements)
    • September 14-16, 2015
      18th IIR Annual Industry Meeting: Natural Gas 2015
    • September 14-16, 2015
      11th Annual Frankfurt Drafting School 2015, Frankfurt Moot Alumni Association (FMAA)
    • August 2015
      Introduction into International Arbitration, ELSA Dispute Resolution Summer School
    • July 2, 2015
      5th Annual Congress on Successfully Negotiating & Renegotiating Long Term Gas Supply Contracts: Assessing the Landscape for Pricing Disputes Across Europe
    • June 19, 2015
      Access to essential infrastructure and IP, IBA/AI Seminar, Enforcement of EU Competition Law at National Level
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