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Our new partners and counsel with effect from 1 January 2023

Hengeler Mueller is delighted to announce that Oda Christiane Goetzke (M&A, Düsseldorf), Maike Hölty (M&A/Venture Capital/Infrastructure, Berlin) and Philipp Otto Neideck (Antitrust, Düsseldorf) have been promoted to partner with effect from 1 January 2023. At the same time, Sebastian Heinrichs (Tax, Frankfurt), Marco Mâallem (M&A/Real Estate, Berlin), Maximilian Ohrloff (Internal Investigations/White Collar, Düsseldorf), Tom Shingler (Financing, Frankfurt) and Julia Weidner (Capital Markets, Frankfurt) will become counsel at Hengeler Mueller.

Thomas Müller and Bernd Wirbel, Co-Managing Partners of Hengeler Mueller, said:

"We congratulate all new partners and counsel, and look forward to continuing our work together successfully. This is further evidence of our outstanding young talent in all practice areas which are important both to us and to our clients. We are convinced that our new partners and counsel will make an important contribution to the further successful development of Hengeler Mueller."

Oda Christiane Goetzke advises on public and private takeovers, corporate reorganisations and a broad range of corporate matters. Her practice also includes capital markets work. Most recently, she was involved, inter alia, in KKR's Vantage Towers partnership and the takeover of Deutsche EuroShop by a consortium of investors.

Maike Hölty advises corporate clients and financial investors on M&A transactions, equity financings and joint ventures as well as corporate matters. Her practice has a particular focus on private equity as well as venture and growth capital investments. In addition, she regularly works on infrastructure projects. Most recently, she assisted Centerbridge Partners on the acquisition of a majority stake in auxmoney, Ørsted on its offshore wind farm partnership with TotalEnergies, and adidas on the sale of Reebok, among others.

Philipp Otto Neideck advises clients on antitrust and merger control cases. His focus is on M&A-related merger control matters, abuse of dominance and cartel investigations, and follow-on damage claims. Most recently, he represented Danfoss in EU merger control for the acquisition of Eaton's global hydraulics business and MAN in the defence against follow-on damage claims in relation to the trucks case.

Sebastian Heinrichs specialises in tax matters. He primarily covers tax aspects of capital market transactions, joint ventures and M&A, reorganisational measures and restructurings and tax court proceedings, as well as tax issues in criminal law. Most recently, he advised the NFL on their German games, BDT Capital Partners on their investment in Exyte, and Qonto on the acquisition of Penta.

Marco Mâallem acts for corporates, private equity and other financial investors on M&A transactions and joint ventures with a particular industry focus on real estate. His practice also includes corporate matters as well as financing structures, in particular on acquisition financing and refinancing transactions in real estate. Most recently, he was involved in various real estate transactions for Blackstone, J.P. Morgan AM and Asia Pacific Land.

Maximilian Ohrloff advises and represents companies, executives and board members in all areas of white-collar criminal law, administrative offences and corporate governance and compliance. In addition to investigating and defending allegations of fraud, embezzlement and corruption, he has been extensively involved in asset recovery, money laundering prevention, management liability, as well as international financial and trade sanctions matters.

Tom Shingler has a broad practice covering financing, banking and capital markets. He advises lenders and borrowers across the full range of syndicated and bilateral lending on all types of debt financing. Most recently, he advised Ørsted on the sale of a 50 per cent stake in offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 3 to Glennmont Partners and Fortum in connection with the governmental stabilisation package for Uniper.

Julia Weidner advises lenders and borrowers on corporate finance transactions. Her focus is on capital markets-based financing through the issuance of bonds and structured investment products. In addition, she has long-standing experience in advising investment funds and asset managers on investment and banking regulatory matters. Most recently, she advised, inter alia, Amprion on its EUR 800m international bond debut.

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