Ansgar Rempp, the Firm's Germany Partner-in-Charge, focuses his practice on cross-border M&A and private equity transactions, post-M&A disputes, as well as high-stakes investigations and compliance matters.
Recent representative cross-border transactions include: Plastic Omnium's acquisition of ams Osram's Automotive Lighting Systems business, Hilti's acquisition of Fieldwire, EMERAM's sale of Meona Group, Fosun's acquisition of FFT, SAP's $8 billion acquisition of Qualtrics, Procter & Gamble's €3.375 billion acquisition of the worldwide consumer health business of Merck, GfK in connection with the €2 billion takeover and subsequent taking private by KKR, WL Ross' sale of its majority stake in VTG AG, and MAHLE's acquisition of Delphi's worldwide thermal management business.
In 2022, Ansgar led a team of Jones Day lawyers to a landmark victory in an ICC arbitration dismissing in their entirety multibillion EUR breach of contract and tort claims brought by BASF relating to the divestments that Bayer made in connection with its $66 billion acquisition of Monsanto.
Other clients Ansgar has represented include AGIC, Cerberus, Citigroup, Eastman Chemical, Goldman Sachs, Koch Industries, Lanxess, Merz Pharma, One Equity Partners, PAG, Panalpina, ProSiebenSat.1, Riverside, Steris, Tenneco, and Timken.
Ansgar was named a leading senior M&A partner in JUVE's Handbook 2021/2022, one of only 19 lawyers to be so recognized. In 2017, he was named Transatlantic Dealmaker of the Year by the American Lawyer, the first German lawyer so recognized. Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, European Legal 500, and Legal 500 Germany directories all have continuously recognized him as a recommended M&A and private equity lawyer for two decades.
- August 2008
German Ministry of Justice in Roundtable Discussion on New Corporate Criminal Liability Law
- New York University (LL.M. 1993); Second State Examination (Heidelberg, 1991); University of Speyer (M.P.A. 1990); University of Heidelberg (First State Examination 1988)
- Federal Republic of Germany and New York
JUVE (2008-2022): leading senior partner in M&A, "German M&A-Star"
Handelsblatt (2022): among the best lawyers in M&A and Private Equity
Chambers Europe and Chambers Global (2023): recommended advisor for international transactions, including private equity transactions, public takeovers and restructurings, and "Foreign Expert" for the USA
Legal 500 Germany (2008-2023): client quote, "...impresses with high business acumen and attention to detail" and "addresses issues quickly and thoroughly"
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