Dr. Oliver von Rosenberg, LL.M. (Georgetown University, Washington DC)

German, English
Consulting focuses
  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Private Equity
  • Venture Capital


  • Admitted to the Bar since 1995
  • Education and former activities
  • Partner at GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten m.b.B. 2016 - 2019
  • Partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP 2002 - 2016
  • Associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (1995 - 2002) as well as Foreign Counsel at one of the leading law firms in the US, Los Angeles 1999
  • Research assistant for Professor Dr. Hans D. Jarrass at the law faculty of Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany) 1992 - 1995


  • International Bar Association (IBA)

Dr. Oliver von Rosenberg's Distinctions

Handelsblatt: Deutschlands Beste Anwälte 2024

Best Lawyers 2025

Legal 500 EMEA 2024

Legal 500 Germany 2024

JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2023/2024

JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2023/2024

Best Lawyers 2024

Handelsblatt: Deutschlands Beste Anwälte 2023

Legal 500 Germany 2023

JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2022/2023

Handelsblatt: Deutschlands Beste Anwälte 2022

Best Lawyers 2023

Legal 500 EMEA 2022

Legal 500 Germany 2022

JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2021/2022

Handelsblatt: Deutschlands Beste Anwälte 2021

Best Lawyers 2022


JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2020/2021

Handelsblatt: Deutschlands Beste Anwälte 2020

Best Lawyers 2021

Legal 500 EMEA 2020

Legal 500 Germany 2020

Juve Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2019/2020

Legal 500 EMEA 2024

Selected references

  • Advising CVC Capital Partners on the acquisition of a participation in DKV Mobility Services Group, a European leader in cash-free services en route for commercial goods and passenger transportation, toll and further mobility services (2018)
  • Advising KATHREIN SE on the sale of its automotive business to Continental AG (2018)
  • Advising VELUX-Group on the German law aspects of the acquisition of JET-Group, a European leading provider of daylighting systems, from private equity investor Egeria (2018)
  • Advising Oakley Capital Private Equity on the acquisition of ZGS Verwaltungs-GmbH (Schülerhilfe) from Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (2017)
  • Advising on the sale of Radiologie Herne GbR and RANOVA Überörtliche Gemeinschaftspraxis für Radiologie und Nuklearmedizin GbR to Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (2017)
  • Advising the chairman of the supervisory board of a German stock corporation on corporate law and compliance matters on an ongoing basis (2017)
  • Advising a British technology and infrastructure fund in connection with a venture capital participation in a German e-learning platform (2017)
  • Advising the Dutch Clondalkin Group, part of the private equity firm Egeria, on the German law aspects of the sale of Hänsel Flexible Packaging GmbH, Cats Flexible Packaging B.V. and Nimax B.V. to Schur Flexibles (2017)
  • Advising a family office on the acquisition of a 50 per cent participation in a joint venture in the online freight forwarding business (2017)
  • Advising a family office on the increase of its minority stake in a joint venture in the food delivery business (2018)
  • Advising a consortium of regional energy supply companies in connection with a structured public bidding process regarding a minority stake of another energy supply company (2017)
  • Advising a strategic investor of the entertainment industry in connection with the acquisition of an international service company active in the area of online distribution (2017)
  • Advising on the sale of a specialised clinic by way of a structured bidding process (2017)
  • Advising on the acquisition of specialist medical practices (2017)
  • Advising on the restructuring of a dialysis clinic in connection with a buy-and-build-strategy (2017)
  • Advising Charterhouse Capital Partners on the sale of Germany-based energy metering firm ista International to private equity investor CVC Capital Partners for approximately EUR 3.1 bn (2013)
  • Advising CVC Capital Partners on the EUR 3 bn purchase of Douglas (2015)
  • Advising First State European Diversified Infrastructure Fund (EDIF) on the acquisition of 100 per cent of Ferngas Nordbayern GmbH (FGN) from E.ON SE (2013)
  • Advising Skrill Holdings Limited on the acquisition of paysafecard, the Austria based pre-paid payment system provider (2012)
  • Advising CVC Capital Partners on the sale of a 62 per cent stake in NYSE-listed Elster Group SE, the supplier of energy metering solutions with headquarters in Germany, by way of a public takeover offer by listed investment company Melrose PLC (2012)
  • Advising Pfleiderer AG on the successful implementation of its restructuring (2012)
  • Advising Unifrax I LLC, on the acquisition of the Thuringia-based Lauscha Fiber International GmbH (LFI) from Bürgerglas- und Fasertechnik GmbH and JLR Holding W.L.L. of Bahrain (2013)
  • Advising VEM Vermögensverwaltung GmbH on the EUR 3.625 bn sale of the Merckle/ratiopharm group to the Teva Group (2010)
  • Advising Statnett on the cooperation agreement with the German Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau and the German-Dutch electricity transmission system operator TenneT on an investment volume of up to EUR 2 bn (2012)
  • Advising CVC Capital Partners on the EUR 2.4 bn acquisition of a 25.01 per cent shareholding in Evonik Industries AG (2008)
  • Advising RheinEnergie AG on the acquisition of a 49.6 per cent share in a hard coal power plant from RWE Power and Vattenfall Europe and negotiations with the joint venture partner EnBW (2011)
  • Advising Allianz Alternative Assets as a short listed bidder in relation to its potential acquisition acquisition of a European gas network operator
  • Advising Allianz Capital Partners on the acquisition of Four Seasons Healthcare
  • Advising Allianz Infrastructure Partners on various matters
  • Advising CVC Capital Partners on the EUR 1.5 bn acquisition of Ruhrgas Industries (today “Elster-Group”) from E.ON Ruhrgas (2005)
  • Advising CVC Capital Partners on the EUR 2.4 bn sale of ista-Group to Charterhouse (2007)
  • Advising Arcapita on the acquisition of HT Troplast (Profine Group) (2007)
  • Advising Apax on its acquisition of Sulo group by way of LBO (syndicated with Blackstone) (2004)
  • Advising Kabel Deutschland GmbH on various acquisitions and corporate matters (2004)
  • Advising GEW on its joint venture with RWE forming GEW RheinEnergie (2002)
  • Advising a medium-sized German group in the context of its refinancing, in particular with regard to the legal permissibility of upstream securities (2014)
  • Advising a Rhineland family-owned business in connection with the acquisition and sale of various companies (including a group of companies in China, Hong Kong and Australia) (2013)
  • Advising a Rhineland family-owned bank in connection with the acquisition of a specialised bank (2013)
  • Advising a German medium-sized family company on various internal reorganisation (demerger, granting of upstream collaterals, repayment of shareholder loans) as well as on the disposal of one of its business division (2014)



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