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Dr. Franz Schaefer, LL.M.

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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 primarily advises German and international clients on M&A transactions, both private equity and in traditional industries, and on corporate law.

Professional Background

Mr. Schaefer joined K&L Gates in December 2016 after having practiced at two other leading international law firms in their Munich offices. He has been a partner since 2014.

Franz Schaefer studied at the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich and at the New York University School of Law (NYU). He holds a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) from the New York University School of Law and was subsequently admitted as an attorney-at-law in the U.S. State of New York. From 1997 until 1998 he worked for a local law firm in Hong Kong.

Speaking Engagements

Additional Information

Franz Schaefer has published numerous periodical articles focusing on corporate and capital markets law, as well as in relevant M&A-related publications. In addition, he has co-authored Holzapfel/Pöllath (Asset Deals in Law and Practice).
Among others, Mr. Schaefer has advised:
  • Koenig & Bauer AG, the oldest German printing press manufacturer (SDAX-listed), on major corporate-related matters, e.g. restructuring and AGMs, as well as on M&A transactions.
  • Fidelium Group, a Munich-based financial investor, on the set-up of its fund structure and on several M&A transactions such as the acquisition of Swiss-based Wolfensberger AG (automotive).
  • Revcap Group, a London-based real estate investor, on several corporate real estate transactions.
  • Quantum Capital Group, a Munich-based financial investor.
  • Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc., a Nasdaq-listed provider of typefaces.
  • Sino-German United AG, a publicly listed subsidiary of Sino-German Ecopark Group (Qingdao-based).
  • Several private equity investors.