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/venture capital 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
  • Bridgepoint: Advising on the acquisition of Kreuzfahrtberater as well as of Bike24
  • 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, Chambers Europe and as Leading Lawyer by Legal 500 and JUVE.
  • 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), 3rd issue, 2015
  • Funds: Private Equity, Hedge and all Core Structures, contribution: Germany (ed. Matthew Hudson), 2014
  • Leverage durch Internationalisierung, FINANCE-Studie: Private Equity: Impulsgeber im Mit-telstand, 4/2012