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Stefanie is a senior associate in our corporate practice and based in our Düsseldorf office.

Stefanie advises national and international companies as well as family-owned businesses in relation to complex cross-border corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructurings and corporate law issues.


Stefanie graduated from Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University Bonn and completed her legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Cologne in 2017. Prior to studying law she worked several years for an independent corporation of public law as part of the indirect public administration at federal level. Stefanie was admitted to German bar in 2018. Prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills in 2018 and during her legal clerkship, Stefanie already worked with Corporate/M&A groups for other international leading law firms in Germany.

Experience & expertise

Selected matters

  • ENGIE on the sale of Equans to Bouygues for a valuation of €7.1 billion
  • Prolactal, a subsidiary of Israel Chemicals (ICL), on a long term strategic partnership agreement with Biopulver GmbH relating to the production of infant formula ingredient
  • An Australian automotive safety start-up on contractual issues
  • a leading Japanese trading house on its corporate reorganisation of its European business, including a complex asset transfer of various business units into the German subsidiary
  • a leading global mineral oil company on the envisaged sale of a business unit by way of a limited auction process
  • Global investor with respect to intended acquisition of significant life insurance portfolio from German life insurance company
  • Deutsche Lufthansa on the sale of the European Business of LSG Group to airline caterer gategroup
  • ADO Properties with respect to the sale of a significant real estate portfolio to Gewobag (largest re-municipalization of private housing in Berlin so far)
  • iCON Infrastructure Partners on acquisition of stake in Hanover airport
  • A Multinational airline group on various regulatory issues in connection with BREXIT
  • A worldwide operating brand of luxury fashion on general corporate law matters
  • Lloyds Banking Group on Brexit related matters including potential relocations of business sections
  • A leading global risk and reinsurance specialist on Brexit related matters including potential relocation issues
  • A leading global paper distributor on insolvency issues.