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Barbara Wössner

Dr. Barbara Wössner


CMS Hasche Sigle
Schoettlestraße 8
70597 Stuttgart
Languages English, German

Barbara Wössner's primary focus is advising multinational groups on transactions in Germany, frequently heading an international team of lawyers from different jurisdictions in the context of pan-European transactions. Her approach is results-driven project management, seeking pragmatic solutions which take account of the specifics of the mandate concerned. Barbara has outstanding expertise in the life-sciences sector. Alongside her transactional work, she also provides her clients with advice and guidance on restructuring, corporate reorganisation and general corporate matters.

Barbara has been with CMS since the beginning of her career as a lawyer in 1999. In 2001/2002 she was seconded to the M&A department of Novar plc (now Honeywell). She has been a partner since 2005.

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Relevant experience

  • Advising Robert Breuning Stiftung on the disposal of its participation in KOMET group
  • Advising the insolvency administrator of eyevis Group on the disposal
  • Advising fundinfo AG, a leading international platform for fund information and mandatory publications, on the investment by private equity firm HgCapital
  • Advising Honeywell on a number of acquisitions and disposals
  • Advising the Danish company Solar A/S on disposal of its German business to Sonepar
  • Advising Aurelius on its acquisition of Coats plc's European crafts business
  • Advising Johnson & Johnson on various spin-offs and disposals
  • Advising Implenia (Switzerland) on its acquisitions of the infrastructure activities (Germany and Austria) from Bilfinger and the building construction business (formerly Bilfinger) from EQT
  • Advising SJ Incorporated (South Korea) on acquiring operative sections of the insolvent Graupner GmbH & Co. KG from insolvency administrator
  • Advising the US Moog group on acquiring SMEs in Germany
  • Advising Asahi Kasei Fibers Corporation (Japan) on acquiring the Dorlastan business division from the Lanxess group in (Germany and USA)
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  • 2001: doctorate; thesis on EU state aid regulations
  • 1998: second state law examination
  • 1996: first state law examination
  • 1990 - 1996: Studied law in Tübingen, Cologne, Fribourg/Switzerland and Heidelberg
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  • "M&A Transaktionen in der Baubranche – Typischer Ablauf und Due Diligence", zusammen mit Dr. Jan Hansen, BauSV 5/2013
  • "Schwieriges Marktumfeld in der Baubranche – Übernahme als Chance?", zusammen mit Dr. Jan Hansen, RKW ibr 5/2013
  • Meyding/Schluck-Amend, Der Unternehmenskauf in Krise und Insolvenz, "Vertragsgestaltung" und "Due Diligence" zusammen mit Dr. Jan Hansen, Richard Boorberg Verlag 2012
  • "Die Deutschlandklausel im EG-Beihilfenrecht (Art. 87 Abs. 2 lit.c EGV)", Verlag Dr. Kovac 2001
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Lectures list

  • "Fit for Transaction: Herausforderungen beim Verkauf von Konzernteilen", M&A Summit 2015
  • "Das ESUG als Beschleuninger für M&A-Transaktionen", Stuttgart 2013
  • "M&A-Wissen für Geschäftsführer", ASB Management-Zentrum-Heidelberg e.V., 2010
  • "Legal Due Diligence", Management Circle, 2006 – 2011
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