Dr Georg Christoph Schneider

Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer), Certified Specialist in tax law
Partner
Co-Head Private Equity
Practice Group: Real Estate Investments

Georg Christoph Schneider focuses on advising German and foreign clients in connection with private equity investments, the legal and tax structuring of PE funds, management compensation systems and M&A transactions. He also has particular experience in handling shareholder disputes in and out of court and looks after considerable private assets. Georg co-heads the firm’s Private Equity Group.

Expertise

  • Private equity/venture capital
  • Real estate private equity
  • Corporate law
  • Tax law

Career

  • Legal studies at the Universities of Mainz and Lausanne (Switzerland)
  • Admitted to the Munich Chamber of Lawyers since 1996
  • With Noerr since 1996
  • Internship at the law firm Macfarlanes London (UK)

Selected Projects

  • Bregal: Advising on the acquisition of trendtours, RelineEurope et al
  • Bridgepoint: Advising on the acquisition of Kreuzfahrtberater, Bike24 et al
  • DPE Deutsche Private Equity: Advising on the acquisition of AirAlliance-Group
  • Ensono Capital: Advising on the acquisition of Hosted Data Centers from Wipro
  • KKR: Advising on the acquisition of inter alia Tele-München Group, Universum Film GmbH
  • New Mountain Capital: Advising on the acquisition of ACETO Chemicals
  • Special Situation Venture Partners: Assisting funds advised by Orlando Management on various transactions including the sale of Beinbauer-Group or the sale of Oetinger
  • UniCredit Bank: Advising on the sale of the private equity portfolio of UniCredit and UCB’s participation in the new investment and asset management platform SwanCap Group

Distinctions

  • Georg Schneider is ranked for private equity e.g in Best Lawyers, Who's Who Legal, Chambers Europe and as Leading Lawyer by Legal 500 and JUVE. Best Lawyers Germany 2020 also leads Georg Schneider in the area of real estate commercial law.
  • Selected quotes: "He is very creative and innovative, he is not just a lawyer but a deal advis-er,"reports one interviewee. Another source praises the composed presence he brings to negotiations, saying: "He is very understanding and very calm in difficult situations.""

Memberships

  • Verein für Internationale Steuern und Finanzen München e.V. [Association for International Taxes and Finance Munich]
  • Bundesverband Alternative Investments (BAI) [Association Alternative Investments]
  • Invest Europe

Selected Publications

  • Private Equity: A Transactional Analysis, chapter: Germany, (ed. Chris Hale), 4rd issue, 2020
  • Funds: Private Equity, Hedge and all Core Structures, contribution: Germany (ed. Matthew Hudson), 2014
  • Leverage durch Internationalisierung, FINANCE-Studie: Private Equity: Impulsgeber im Mittelstand, 4/2012