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For more than 20 years, Martin Schulz has represented strategic and private equity clients in cross-border and domestic M&A transactions and joint ventures ranging in size from several millions up to several billions of euros as well as in complex corporate restructurings.

Martin has advised on transactions in several industries, including energy, chemicals (plastics recycling), digital services, pharmaceuticals, automotive, and manufacturing. He has particular experience in carve-out transactions, having advised both sellers and buyers on the various aspects of carve-outs. Recently, he represented TotalEnergies in the acquisition of a large green energy trading business, GfK in the sale of a market research division (consumer panel), and LyondellBasell in various joint ventures and investments regarding plastic recycling businesses. Martin also has advised on several corporate restructurings, such as spin-offs under the German Transformation Act (UmwG). Furthermore, he has successfully negotiated many warranty and indemnity (W&I) insurance policies. He coauthored a chapter on M&A purchase agreements and W&I insurance in the well-known German M&A treatise Handbuch Unternehmenskauf (Hölters).


  • HI Consult sells Garderos to EMERAMJones Day advised HI Consult GmbH in the sale of 91% of the shares in Garderos GmbH, a provider of ruggedised router solutions for secure data communication and optimal connectivity in harsh environments, to funds advised by EMERAM.
  • Valmet acquires process gas chromatography business of Siemens AGJones Day advised Valmet Oyj in the €102.5 million acquisition of the process gas chromatography business of Siemens AG.
  • TotalEnergies acquires Quadra EnergyJones Day advised TotalEnergies SE in the acquisition of Quadra Energy GmbH.
  • GfK sells European Consumer Panel (GfK CP) business to YouGovJones Day advised GfK SE in the €315 million sale of its European Consumer Panel business (GfK CP) to YouGov PLC, a leading international online research data and analytics technology group headquartered in the United Kingdom and listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: YOU).
  • LaSalle forms JV with Swiss Life Asset ManagersJones Day advised LaSalle Investment Management on a German-focused logistics real estate joint venture with Swiss Life Asset Managers.
  • LyondellBasell acquires minority stake in Source OneJones Day advised LyondellBasell in the acquisition of a minority share in Source One GmbH, Leiferde, Germany, a plastic waste sourcing and engineering company, specialized in developing technical solutions for hard-to-recycle post-consumer plastic waste.
  • LyondellBasell forms joint venture with AFA Nord to recycle secondary plastic packagingJones Day advised LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V. in the formation of a joint venture company with AFA Nord to create LMF Nord GmbH, a joint venture to build a mechanical recycling plant in Northern Germany to turn Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) and Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) waste into quality recycled plastic materials for use in flexible packaging.
  • Timken acquires Nadella Group from ICGJones Day advised The Timken Company in the acquisition of Nadella Group, a leading European manufacturer of linear guides, telescopic rails, actuators and systems and other specialized industrial motion solutions, from ICG plc.
  • LyondellBasell invests in APK, a German plastics recycling companyJones Day represented LyondellBasell as the lead investor in the latest financing round of APK AG, a German plastics recycling company.
  • LyondellBasell forms joint venture to build plastic waste sorting and recycling facilityJones Day advised LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V. in the formation of a joint venture with 23 Oaks Investments GmbH to create Source One Plastics, a joint venture that will build an energy efficient, advanced plastic waste sorting and recycling facility in Germany.
  • Findos Investor sells Rhenoflex GmbH to Coats GroupJones Day advised Findos Investor GmbH in the €115 million sale of Rhenoflex GmbH, one of the leading global manufacturers of sustainable structural material solutions for the footwear industry, to Coats Group plc.
  • Bayer secures landmark victory in post-M&A ICC arbitration against BASFJones Day lawyers secured a landmark victory on behalf of Bayer AG in a multi-billion post-M&A arbitration against BASF SE.
  • Sanofi announces carve-out creating EUROAPI and spin-off of approximately 58% of shares to its shareholdersJones Day advised Sanofi in the carve out creating EUROAPI (a leading European company dedicated to the development, production and marketing of active pharmaceutical ingredients) and the listing of this entity on Euronext Paris and the placement of 12% to the French State (through French Tech Souveraineté) for a price of up to €150 million.
  • Arsenal acquires ATP Group from Bregal UnternehmerkapitalJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners in the acquisition of ATP Group, a leading Swiss based manufacturer of water-based adhesive tapes, from Bregal Unternehmerkapital.
  • ArchiMed acquires Cube Biotech GmbHJones Day advised ArchiMed, a leading Trans-Atlantic private equity healthcare specialist, on its acquisition of Cube Biotech GmbH, a leading provider of expression, purification, and crystallization services and products for membrane proteins.
  • EMERAM Capital Partners sells portfolio company MEONA to Trill ImpactJones Day represented EMERAM Capital Partners GmbH, one of the leading investment companies for medium-sized companies in the German-speaking region, in the sale of its portfolio company MEONA, an innovation leader for clinical software, to the private equity firm, Trill Impact.
  • Freudenberg acquires Low & Bonar PLCJones Day represented Freudenberg SE, the global technology group, in connection with the £107 million takeover offer by group member, FV Beteiligungs-GmbH, of Low & Bonar PLC via a Scheme of Arrangement.
  • Exponent sells German subsidiaryJones Day advised Exponent, Inc. in the sale of its German subsidiary, Exponent GmbH.
  • EPH buys Nhow hotelJones Day advised Eastern Property Holdings (EPH), which is listed on the Swiss stock exchange, in the acquisition of the shares of the owner of Nhow Hotel in Berlin-Friedrichshain, a Berlin design hotel with 304 rooms and a total area of 20,000 square meters.
  • Amadeus FiRe AG acquires COMCAVE Holding GmbH, Dortmund for €200 millionJones Day advised Amadeus FiRe AG, Frankfurt, on the €200 million acquisition of 100% of the shares in the retraining specialist COMCAVE Holding GmbH, Dortmund.
  • 著作

    • 2022
      Hölters, Handbook Acquisition of Businesses (Handbuch Unternehmenskauf), 10th edition, co-author of chapter 9 "Preparation and Conclusion of Sale and Purchase Agreement"

    • February 1, 2018
      How to produce a due diligence report suitable for warranty & indemnity insurance, 6th IBA European Corporate and Private M&A Conference
    • November 21, 2014
      Transactional Warranty Insurance – How it can facilitate your deal