Max Landshut


Max advises international and domestic companies in all areas of corporate law, with a particular focus on private and public M&A, joint ventures, corporate law matters and corporate governance. 

He has a wide range of experience advising on and coordinating complex cross-border M&A transactions, including auction processes, as well as consortium and shareholder arrangements.

Max specialises in the infrastructure and energy space and regularly advises international clients on the full cycle of infrastructure and energy projects both in Germany and globally. His involvement includes all aspects of the equity structuring, the regulatory framework as well as erection and construction contracts.

Max has been recognised among the "most aspiring lawyers under 40 years of age” by JUVE 2018/2019 (Leading German legal directory).


Representative matters

EUR4bn; Aloys Wobben Foundation (AWS), sole shareholder of onshore wind turbine manufacturer ENERCON, on the establishment of a joint venture with energy service provider EWE AG. 

EUR1.6bn; DEME group on the acquisition, construction and financing of the Merkur offshore wind farm.

Cerberus Capital Management on its EUR1bn acquisition of HSH Nordbank.

Naspers on its EUR387m investment in Delivero Hero and the subsequent IPO of Delivero Hero.

Among the most aspiring lawyers under 40 years of age.
JUVE 2018/2019


  • “Among the most aspiring lawyers under 40 years of age”, JUVE 2018/2019



Referendar, Germany, 2007

Assessor, Germany, 2011

Admitted as German Rechtsanwalt, 2011

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.