Alexander Wüpper


Alexander has more than 15 years’ experience in M&A and corporate law.
He has broad experience in advising industrial corporations, private equity investors and banks. He focuses on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate and capital markets work including takeover and securities law. The bulk of his work is cross border and multi-jurisdictional. He also advises regularly on matters relating to foreign direct investments. Alexander has particular expertise in leading large multi-jurisdictional teams in transactions of any nature. Over the years, he established himself as trusted advisor and is recognized as a leading expert in the field of M&A and corporate law in independent publications such as Handelsblatt , Best Lawyers and Wirtschaftswoche.


Representative matters

Knorr-Bremse on the attempted EUR 8bn public tender offer for Hella.

ISRA Vision as target company of the EUR 1.1bn public tender offer launched by Atlas Copco and on the integration into the Atlas Copco Group, including the merger squeeze-out of minority shareholders.

DWS on the carve-out and disposal of its digital investment platform to a joint venture between DWS and BlackFin, including the post-closing outsourcing and service relationships between DWS and such joint venture.

Cerberus Capital Management as lead investor on the EUR1bn acquisition of HSH Nordbank by independent investors (JUVE Deal of the month).

Advent International on the EUR4bn sale of allnex Group to PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited ( PTTGC ) based in Bangkok.

A leading European multinational financial institution on the acquisition of the Equity Markets & Commodities (EMC) division of Commerzbank by way of an asset deal (JUVE Deal of the month).

Enovis, an innovation-driven, medical technology growth company, on the agreement to acquire LimaCorporateS.p.A. from EQT.

A global financial institution on the financing of the proposed acquisition of Software AG, a German multinational software corporation, by Silver Lake.

StoraEnso, a leading global provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden construction and paper, on its 1bn acquisition of de Jong Packaging Group, one of the largest corrugated packaging producers in the Benelux countries.

Family-owned Franz Haniel& Cie GmbH on the sale of ELGHanielGmbH, one of the world's leading businesses in the trading, processing and recycling of raw materials for the stainless steelindustry as well as high-performance materials such as superalloys, to Luxembourg-based steel producer AperamS.A.

Wolters Kluwer on the EUR82m sale of its Transport Services unit to CastikCapital.

DSM on the EUR1.6bn sale of its Resins & Functional Materials businesses to Covestro.

Qualcommon its USD 47bn acquisition of NXP Semiconductor (NXP) through a tender offer on all issued and outstanding shares.

A "big data" player on a joint venture with a German OEM with regard to autonomous driving.

A German listed company on the proposed EUR 8bn public takeover bid for Hella, the German listed manufacturer of automotive lighting systems.

Schaeffler in relation to its EUR 12bn hostile public takeover bid for Continental.

Superior Industries International, Inc. on the public tender offer for, and post-bid integration of, Uniwheels AG, the leading supplier of aluminum wheels.

Tokai Rubber Industries on the acquisition of Anvis, the supplier of vibration control solutions, from H.I.G. Europe. Jurisdictions involved were Germany, Japan, France, Czech Republic, Romania, Russia, China, Mexico and Brazil.

Kenwood on the proposed acquisition of Blaupunkt, the manufacturer of car radios, from Bosch.

A major international telecoms operator on a global connected car cloud-computing project with one of the major German automotive OEMs.

A Chinese client (central-level SOE) on the proposed acquisition of a Ger-man automotive components manufacturer from a private equity seller (client was a final round bidder).

A strategic investor on the attempt to buy ISE Automotive, the Bergneustadt-based automotive supplier, pre-insolvency and post-insolvency; this was the eleventh-largest post-war German insolvency at the time.

Deutsche Börse on the tripartite joint venture with the Shanghai Stock Exchange and the China Foreign Currency Exchange.

Burda Digital Media on a joint venture with the Kircher Burkhardt Group for the formation of C3 Creative Code and Content, Germany’s leading content marketing agency.

German Naval Yards group on the creation of a joint venture with ThyssenKrupp following a carve-out of significant activities of Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems AG.

German Naval Yards group on the creation of a joint venture with Lürssen Maritime Defense by contribution of German Naval Yards Kiel GmbH and carve out of the military ship activies of Fr. Lürrssen Werft KG.

Fresenius on a joint venture project in Myanmar.

Pro bono

Supporting an international NGO in relation to applications of vulnerable Afghan citizens under the German Federal Admission Programme for Afghanistan (Bundesaufnahmeprogramm für Afghanistan

Supporting Friends International on legal questions with regard to their corporate structure

Winner of the Outstanding Contribution award of Allen & Overy





Published Work

  • Wuepper A. (2006) "Senatswahlen in Kambodscha. Ein weiterer Schritt im Demokratisierungsprozess", Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Auslandsinformationen 3/06, Seite 99-117

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

Member, German-American Lawyer's Association (DAJV)
Ranked as one of Germany’s most renowned M&A lawyers
WirtschaftsWoche, 2021
Ranked in "Best Lawyers” for Corporate Law, Best Lawyers
Handelsblatt, 2023



Referendar, Germany, 2002

Assessor, Germany, 2006

Admitted as German Rechtsanwalt, 2006


German, English
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.