Dr Hans Schoneweg


Hans advises listed international and domestic companies as well as medium sized German firms, mainly in corporate and capital market law, and has extensive experience in national and international M&A transactions, joint ventures, as well as in the areas of private equity (especially venture capital), IPOs, capital increases, privatisations and restructuring. He joined in 2001 and became a partner in May 2003. Prior to that he was a partner at White & Case, Feddersen.


Representative matters

Andreas Franke on the sale of the majority of its stake in Puw Pflegenundwohnen Beteiligungs to Oaktree Funds.

EG Group on the acquisition of the Esso petrol network in Germany.

Bestseller on the acquisition of a stake in ABOUT YOU, a Germany-based online fashion retailer and a subsidiary of Otto Group.

Swiss Life on the acquisition of CORPUS SIREO, Germany’s leading independent real estate service provider.

Published Work

  • Schoneweg H., Roth M. (2004) "Einsicht in Aufsichtsratsprotokolle als due diligence defense", NZG, Heft 5/2004
  • Braun E., Schoneweg H. (2003) "Der Anwalt wechselt sein Spezialgebiet nur selten", Financial Times Deutschland, 02/2003
  • Schoneweg H. (2002) "Emission selbstaendiger Aktienoptionen durch die Gesellschaft", WM 14/02
  • Schoneweg H. (1997) "Eigentumsvorbehalt und Sicherungsuebereignung im deutsch-oesterreichischen Rechtsverkehr", Herbert Utz (ed.)
Highly recommended”, “Present at a number of major deals with cross-border reach”
JUVE 2018/2019
Calm, serene, sovereign
JUVE 2015/2016



Admitted as German Rechtsanwalt, 1997

Registered Foreign Lawyer, England and Wales, 2021


PhD, Law, University of Leipzig

First State Exam in Law, University of Hamburg, 1994

Second State Exam in Law, University of Hamburg, 1997


German, English, Serbo-Croatian, Chiuchow
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