Franz Schaefer


Karolinen Karree
Karlstraße 12
80333 Munich

Dr. Franz Schaefer is a partner in the firm’s Munich office and admitted as a German Rechtsanwalt and attorney at law in the state of New York. He advises German and international corporate clients on:

  • formation of joint ventures, including suitable dispute resolution mechanisms;
  • corporate restructurings, in particular in connection with an initial public offering or the formation of a joint venture (inter alia through carve-outs, mergers, de-mergers, and legal conversions);
  • general corporate matters, in particular related to publicly listed companies, such as the holding of general meetings (Hauptversammlungsrecht) and compliance with capital market regulations;
  • mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”) transactions, in particular with respect to business-to-business manufacturing and new technology sectors.
  • setting up management participation programs for portfolio transactions

Dr. Schaefer also provides regular advice to various private equity/restructuring/distressed funds, both with respect to their M&A activities and on their portfolio management.

Clients praised him as “circumspect and dedicated” in JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2018.


  • First Legal State Exam, University of Munich (1995)
  • Dr. iur., Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (1998)
  • LL.M., New York University School of Law (2002)
  • Second Legal State Exam, University of Munich (2002)
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