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Tobias Schneider

Dr. Tobias Schneider


CMS Hasche Sigle
Schoettlestraße 8
70597 Stuttgart
Languages German, English, French

Tobias Schneider advises private equity funds and strategic investors on domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, acting on the buyers‘ as well as sellers‘ side. He also advises companies on establishing and dissolving joint ventures and assists investors with public takeovers (public to private transactions) as well as with all aspects of corporate and capital markets law. Alongside his private equity know-how, Tobias has special life sciences, transport and logistics sector expertise.

Tobias joined CMS in 2001 and was seconded to New York firm Alston & Bird in 2006. He has been a CMS partner since 2007 and currently also co-heads the firm’s private equity excellence cluster.

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Relevant experience

  • Advising Seafort on the acquisition of AVEDO, Die Jobmacher, Dialogfeld, Dieter Braun and Noventiz

  • Advising BC partners on the acquisition of Aenova as well as on the sale of synlab Cinven

  • Advising Escalade, Inc. on the sale of intimus to PHI Funds

  • Advising VR Equitypartner on the sale of melvo to SC Johnson & Son

  • Advising Capcellence on its investments in ARGO-HYTOS and in 4Wheels

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  • 2001: PhD, University of Muenster

  • 1999: Second state examination in law, Stuttgart Higher Regional Court

  • 1997 - 1999: Trainee lawyer in Stuttgart and New York

  • 1997: First state examination in law, University of Heidelberg

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  • Feindliche Übernahmeangebote, in: Rechtsratgeber Übernahmerecht 2010

  • Dual-Track-Verfahren, in: Jesch/Striegel/Boxberger, Rechtshandbuch Private Equity, C.H. Beck, München 2010

  • Risikobegrenzungsgesetz auf der Zielgeraden, FINANCE 2008

  • Die Delaware Series Limited Liability Company - eine Einführung, RIW 2007, p. 10 ff

  • Aktuelle Rechtsprechung zur Durchgriffhaftung bei New Yorker Gesellschaften, M&A Review, 2006, p. 175 ff

  • Sieg für Beteiligungsmodelle beim BGH, Börsen-Zeitung Nr.182, 2005, S. 12

  • Zur Zulässigkeit von Vereinbarungen über Rückübertragungen gesellschaftsrechtlicher Beteiligungen von Managern und Mitarbeitern, Der Betrieb, 2005, p. 2450 ff

  • Interessenvermittlung: Management-Warranty-Deed - eine neue Entwicklung bei Secondaries, Finance, 2004

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Lectures list

  • CMS Private Equity Panel 2010 – Aktuelle Trends auf dem Private Equity Markt

  • "Wirtschaft im Abschwung - Chancen in der Krise": Distressed M&A

  • 11. Deutscher Private Equity Gipfel: Aktuelle Rahmenbedingungen in Deutschland - Interaktion zwischen Private Equity, Banken und Politik

  • Super Return 2008: Outlook from the large buyouts initiative

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