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Dr. Angelika Bartholomäi

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Dr. Angelika Bartholomäi is an expert in complex M&A transactions. She assists German and international companies and private equity investors with the purchase and sale of companies or parts of companies as well as with joint ventures, collaborations and group streamlining. She advises her clients on transactional structures, legal due diligence as well as contract design and produces and negotiates with her team all agreements and documents required for implementation. She furthermore provides advice prior to any company sale as well as during the integration of the acquired company.


Ms Bartholomäi possesses special know-how in the fields of health law, medical devices/pharmaceutical products, software companies (in particular fintech and new mobility) as well as manufacturing/chemical industry and real estate. She furthermore advises international groups, in terms of comparative law, on various compliance and liability issues involving experts from the respective legal systems and specialist areas. In the field of digitalisation and legal technology she has years of experience with document automation.


Ms Bartholomäi is regularly quoted in JUVE, a leading German publication for legal advisers.

 

Practice areas
  • International company acquisitions and sales (including bidding procedures)
  • Legal company audits (due diligence report/ legal fact book)
  • Joint Ventures, options contracts and long-term cooperation agreements
  • Group restructuring (structural streamlining/ spin-offs/ corporate real estate)
  • Privatisations and M&A transactions for the public sector
  • Company law, group law, corporate compliance
  • Industries: financial service providers, IT/technology, new mobility, manufacturing, chemical industry, pharmaceutical industry, nursing homes, real estate.
Vita
  • Until 1993: studies of Law and English Language and Literature at the Justus-Liebig University in Giessen/ Germany and at the London School of Economics and Political Science
  • 1995: elective stint (Wahlstation) at Shearman & Sterling, New York
  • 1996: admission to the German Bar
  • 1996 – 1999: lawyer at Shearman & Sterling, Frankfurt am Main
  • 2000: completing her PhD in Law (Dr. iur.) at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main
  • 2000 – 2003: lawyer at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Frankfurt am Main and Paris
  • 2004 – 2017: local partner and counsel at White& Case LLP Frankfurt am Main
  • 2017 – 2020: Director (local partner) at PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal AG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft, heading the legal M&A teams in Frankfurt am Main
  • 2020: joining RITTERSHAUS as partner
Other activities and memberships
  • Member of the German-American Lawyers’ Association (Deutsch-Amerikanische Juristenvereinigung (DAJV))

My motto

“Keep on knocking and the door will  be opened to you” (Luke)

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