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Dr. Jochen Lux


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Augustusplatz 9
04109 Leipzig
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Neue Mainzer Straße 2–4
60311 Frankfurt
Languages German, English

With a focus on the healthcare, life sciences, IT, e-commerce, real estate and automotive industries, Jochen Lux advises on German and cross-border M&A transactions as well as on complex restructurings.

He joined CMS in 2012 after four years with Hengeler Mueller in Berlin and London. During this time, he was also seconded to De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek in Amsterdam. Since 2004, Jochen has been a lecturer in corporate and commercial law at the University of Bayreuth and he also teaches M&A on Dresden International University’s healthcare management MBA programme. He was made partner in 2017 and currently serves on the firm‘s partnership board.

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Relevant experience

  • Advising Rockaway Ventures as Lead Investor during the Series A financing of Voya GmbH
  • Advising Medike International on the acquisition of Landes Group from VR Equitypartner
  • Advising Hirmer Group on the acquisition of Travel Charme Hotels & Resorts
  • Advising Sosta on the sale of its production facility to Butting Group
  • Advising European Energy Exchange on € 150 Mio. capital increase
  • Advising SUEZ on the acquisition of a hazardous waste treatment facility from DOW
  • Advising Lielje Group on the sale of four rehabilitation clinics to Median/Waterland
  • Advising on the setting up of various medical care centres as well as advising medical care centres on the acquisition of doctor's surgeries
  • Advising the shareholders of leading real estate developer GRK-Holding AG on the sale to Formart Group
  • Advising an international private equity investor on certain acquisitions and disposals of residential property portfolios (more than 3,500 residential units)
  • Advising an international private equity investor on the envisaged acquisition of residential property portfolios (approximately 23,500 residential units and 3,000 residential units)
  • Advising UNISTER, one of Germany's biggest e-commerce companies, on the acquisition of listed Travel Viva AG and on the subsequent squeeze out
  • Advising a leading OTA on the planned takeover of a British competitor
  • Advising several German regional state-owned banks (Landesbanken) on various restructuring projects in the maritime asset class
  • Advising the majority shareholder of internationally operating Rettenmeier Group on the sale to Cordes Group
  • Advising a German commercial bank on the sale of a retail non-performing loans portfolio
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Memberships & Roles

  • Young Excellence in Health Care
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  • Besonderheiten der Legal Due Diligence (Particularities of Legal Due Diligence), in: Mergers & Acquisitions im Krankenhaussektor (M&A in the hospital sector) published by Christian Timmreck, 2016, p. 213 – 240
  • Rückforderbarkeit gewinnunabhängiger Ausschüttungen an Kommanditisten (Reclaimability of Non-Profit-Related Dividends to Limited Partners), Der Betrieb (DB) 2016, p. 948 – 949
  • Fehlerhafte Eintragung der Haftsumme im Handelsregister (Incorrect Registration of the Liability Amount in the Commercial Register), DStR 2013, p. 1671 et seqq.
  • Rückforderung gewinnunabhängiger Ausschüttungen an Kommanditisten (Claim for Return of Non-Profit-Related Dividends to Limited Partners), NZG 2013, p. 1017 et seq.
  • Haftung von berufsfremden Mitgliedern einer gemischten Sozietät (Liability of Non-Lawyer Partners in a Mixed Law Firm), MDR 2009, p. 957-960
  • Das Anwartschaftsrecht des bedingt Berechtigten in Einzelzwangsvollstreckung und Insolvenz (The Expectant Right of a Contingent Beneficiary in Foreclosure and Insolvency), MDR 2008, p. 895-899
  • Ausschluss des Zurückweisungsrechts nach § 174 S. 2 BGB wegen Eintragung im Handelsregister (Exclusion of the Rejection Right Under § 174 Sentence 2 of the German Civil Code due to Registration in the Commercial Register), NZA-RR 2008, p. 393-398
  • Rechtsscheinhaftung des Scheinsozius auch für nicht anwaltstypische Tätigkeiten (Liability of a Fictitious Partner of a Law Firm Due to Legal Appearance Also for Activities Non-Typical for a Lawyer), NJW 2008, p. 2309-2312
  • Kenntnisfiktion qua Eintragung im Handelsregister (Legal Fiction of Knowledge Through Registration in the Commercial Register), DStR 2006, p. 1968-1973
  • Gesellschaftsrechtliche Abfindungsklauseln - Feststellung der Unwirksamkeit oder Anpassung an veränderte Verhältnisse (Compensation Clauses Under Corporate Law – Establishment of Invalidity or Adjustment to Altered Circumstances), MDR 2006, p. 1203-1207
  • Kreditgewährung an Gesellschafter als verbotene Stammkapitalauszahlung (Granting Shareholder Loans as Prohibited Payment of Share Capital), commentary on the decision issued by the German Federal Court of Justice on 24 November 2003 - II ZR 171/01, MDR 2004, p. 342-343
  • Das Anwartschaftsrecht bei bedingter Übereignung - bloßes Sprachkürzel oder selbstständiges absolutes Recht? (The Expectant Right in Case of Contingent Transfer – A Mere Language Code or an Independent Right?), Jura 2004, p. 145-153
  • Kommt dem Arztvertrag Geschäftsbesorgungscharakter zu? - Auskunft-, Einsichtnahme- und Herausgabepflichten des Arztes (Is an Agreement for Treatment by a Doctor an Agency Agreement? – Doctor's Obligations to Inform and to Inspect and Deliver Documents), GesR 2004, p. 6-10
  • Beschränkung der Prospekthaftung im Prospekt (Limitation of Prospectus Liability in the Prospectus), ZfBR 2003, p. 633-639
  • Verjährung von Prospekthaftungsansprüchen (Statute of Limitation for Claims Based on Prospectus Liability), NJW 2003, p. 2966-2967
  • Generelle Haftungsprivilegierung von Sozien (General Privileged Position of Partners in a Law Firm as to Liability), NJW 2003, p. 2806-2808
  • Eigenes Ablösungsrecht der Mitgesellschafter bei der Verpfändung von GmbH-Anteilen (Independent Replacement Right of Co-Shareholders in Case of Pledging of Shares in a GmbH), GmbHR 2003, p. 938-941
  • Haftung für Altschulden bei Eintritt in eine Sozietät von Rechtsanwälten (Liability for Debts Existing at the Time of Entry into a Law Firm), commentary on the decision issued by the German Federal Court of Justice on 7 April 2003 - II ZR 56/02), MDR 2003, p. 757-758
  • Der Tatbestand der allgemeinen Marktbehinderung im Recht gegen den unlauteren Wettbewerb. Ein Beitrag zu den Grenzen des Lauterkeitsrechts (General Obstruction of the Market under the Law against Unfair Trade Practices. A Contribution to the Limits of the Fair Trade Practices Law), publisher: Mohr Siebeck, 2006, doctoral thesis
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  • 2006: PhD, University of Bayreuth
  • 2005 - 2007: Trainee lawyer at Bamberg Higher Regional Court
  • 2002 - 2008: Research assistant to Prof. Dr. Peter W. Heermann at the University of Bayreuth
  • 1997 - 2002: Law studies
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