Dr. Ulrich Brauer, Partner-in-Charge of the Düsseldorf Office, has more than 20 years of experience advising clients on domestic and cross-border M&A, joint ventures, and other corporate and transactional matters. He has extensive experience representing clients in the automotive, pharmaceutical, renewable energy, and hotel and leisure industries and frequently leads the German side of China-Germany transactions.
Ulrich is advising Pandox Group on various hotel transactions in Continental Europe. Pandox's transaction in connection with the €415 million (US$440 million) acquisition from Invesco, which Ulrich and his team advised, was awarded "Deal of the Year 2017" by the Hotel Investment Conference Europe. He also recently advised Goldman Sachs on its acquisition and divestiture of K+K hotels. Other representative cross-border transactions include Liao's acquisition of Hein Gericke, one of the top three motorcycle equipment retailers in Germany, as well as ENN Group's acquisition and sale of various photovoltaic (PV) parks in Europe. Ulrich has acted for Dallah Al-Baraka Group on various transactions as well, including the sale of its 21.4% stake in World Sport Group to LeTV.
Ulrich is a former scholar of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. He has written on corporate law matters and is a frequent lecturer at seminars on M&A topics.
- June 2019
Legal Aspects of Doing Business in Europe: Germany; Juris Publishing, Inc.; 2nd ed. thru rel. 7
- April 16-18, 2019
Latest Developments in German Transactions, 2019 Jones Day China Outbound Event
- September 19, 2017
BREXIT: Aktueller Handlungsbedarf für Unternehmen, Vortrag IHK Düsseldorf
- June 29, 2017
Bar Association Shenzhen: M&A Investments in Germany
- October 19, 2016
China Association of Private Equity in Beijing: One Belt-One Road: Investing in Germany.
- August 4, 2016
The Global Effect of Brexit - What it means to Consumers and Businesses in the Region, North San Diego Business Chamber
- October 15, 2015
Investing in Germany: Current Developments, Opportunities & Challenges
- September 11, 2015
Ablauf einer M&A-Transaktion anhand einer Case Study. Internationales Wirschaftsrecht in der Praxis, Summer Law School der Juristischen Fakultät der Ruhr-Universität Bochum
- May 8, 2015
Investing in Germany seminar
- May 7, 2015
Investments in Germany Through M&A Transactions, China Association of Private Equity
- November 21, 2014
Investments in Germany through M&A Transactions, Beijing Private Equity Association (BPEA) Seminar
- October 10, 2014
Die Beteiligungen chinesischer Investoren an deutschen Unternehmen in der Krise, 21. Sitzung des Schmalenbach-Arbeitskreises M&A
- November 29, 2013
Buying is fun, merging is hell, Rechtliche Herausforderungen der Post-Merger Integration, JDialog: Post-Merger Integration
- September 2-6, 2013
Überblick über Ablauf und Varianten des Unternehmenskaufs, Teil 1: Grundlagen, vorvertragliche Vereinbarungen, Due Diligence. Internationales Wirtschaftsrecht in der Praxis, Summer Law School der Juristischen Fakultät der Ruhr-Universität Bochum
- September 18, 2012
Eurozone Debt Crisis: The Business Perspective and an Overview of its Possible Legal Implications
- 2012年8月15日 (新竹場) 及2012年8月17日 (台北場)
- University of Mannheim (Dr. iur. 1994); Second State Examination (Wiesbaden, 1993); First State Examination (Mainz, 1990); King's College London (Diploma in Legal Studies with distinction 1987)
- Federal Republic of Germany and solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
- JUVE: regularly recognized since 2009 for corporate law and M&A, including the 2014/2015 edition where he is described as "rational, solution-oriented"
- English, German