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John Hammond

John Hammond, M.A. (Oxon)

Solicitor (England & Wales), Rechtsanwalt

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

John Hammond specialises in international M&A transactions and joint ventures. He advises major German and international companies on cross-border deals as well as on dispute resolution. He has long-standing experience advising on international projects, in particular in the UK, Russia and CEE countries. His industry expertise includes start-ups, oil and gas, TMC and the real estate sector.

John has advised sellers as well as buyers on a number of start-up exits. His clients benefit in particular from his international background and language skills and he is one of the few English transaction lawyers who is fluent in German.

John qualified as a lawyer in England in 1987 and then worked with Lovells in London and Hong Kong. He joined CMS in 1989 and was made partner in 1995. John worked in our Moscow office from 1995 to 2002 and again from 2008 to 2013. He qualified as a German lawyer in 2006.

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Relevant experience

  • Advising Honeywell Inc. on the acquisition of Movilizer
  • Advising Altair Inc. on the acquisition of AWE Communications
  • Advising Seller on sale of Glispa to Market Tech Holding
  • Advising Aurelius on the acquisition of a business from Coats plc
  • Advising the sellers on the sale of sociomantic to Dunnhumby
  • Advising BP on off-shore exploration projects in Russia
  • Advising Rosneft on the acquisition of a minority stake in Saras
  • Advising Sulzer on the acquisition of a manufacturing business in Russia
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  • 1980 - 1983: Law studies at Oxford University
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  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Rechtsanwaltskammer Stuttgart
  • British Chamber of Commerce in Germany
  • American Bar Association
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