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Eike Fietz

Rechtsanwalt, Partner

About Eike

Eike is a Partner providing the entire range of corporate services, predominantly M&A. He also advises on joint ventures, corporate restructurings, tax-driven reorganizations and corporate finance.  Eike serves as German general counsel to a number of international corporations.  Eike focuses on businesses with disruptive digital challenges, predominantly in the sectors IT, automotive, advanced manufacturing and engineering. He is also very experienced in the retail sector and parts of the energy sector. 

Eike is a member of the German-Chinese-Lawyers Association and the German-Australian-Lawyers Association as well as a Regional Committee Member (Bavaria) of the British Chamber of Commerce in Germany.

Education

Partner at Pinsent Masons, since 2012

Partner at a major German law firm, Munich, 2007

Secondment at a major Asian law firm, Singapore, 2002

Associate and Senior Associate at a major German law firm, Berlin and Munich, 1999

Admission as Rechtsanwalt, 1999

Studied law at the University of Passau and at Monash University Melbourne (Australia)

Experience

  • Advising a global software company in respect of a variety of M&A transactions in Germany, as well as providing ongoing legal advice
  • Advising on a series of acquisitions of engineering services companies and suppliers in the automotive sector
  • Advising groups of sellers on the disposal of large German family-owned businesses (hardware stores)
  • Advising on the restructuring, attempted disposal and subsequent winding-up of financially distressed companies in industries such as paper manufacturing and software
  • Advising on the acquisition of distressed assets, predominantly from insolvency administrators
  • Advising on the reorganisation of a large number of companies in the automotive and IT sectors in the context of post-merger integration projects or tax structuring
  • Advising growing technology companies on financing rounds
  • Advising a US fashion-house on an acquisition and joint venture in the context of its market entry into Germany
  • Advising major international banks on acquisition financing projects with German involvement

Publications/Speaking Engagements

Eike is author of a number of articles and comments on corporate law and M&A matters and regularly speaks at conferences.

  • "Mergers & Acquisitions". In: Corporate Compliance Checklisten – Rechtliche Risiken in Unternehmen erkennen und vermeiden, 3rd edition, Umnuß (ed.). Munich: C.H. Beck, 2017.