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Klaus Jäger

Klaus Jäger


CMS Hasche Sigle
Kranhaus 1
Im Zollhafen 18
50678 Cologne
Languages English, French, German

Klaus Jäger has more than 25 years of experience in advising on domestic and cross-border M&A, private equity and joint venture transactions as well as other forms of cooperation. He is highly regarded for his long-standing experience and expertise in the efficient coordination of large (international) teams. In major rankings, Klaus is regularly named as one of Germany’s leading corporate/M&A lawyers. Heading the firm’s M&A – TMC cluster, he has also special expertise in the technology, media and communication sector. He advises selected start-ups through the CMS equIP programme.

Klaus joined CMS in 2002 and was made partner in 2003. Prior to that, he, among others, headed the M&A department of Arthur Andersen in Paris with responsibility for the firm’s global expansion.

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JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2019 (GCLF)

"More than other leading competitors, CMS earns kudos for its work on international joint ventures, especially Cologne partner Klaus Jäger."

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2018 (GCLF)

"pleasant to work with, the firm network also works well" (client)

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2018 (GCLF)

"very cooperative" (client)

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2017 (GCLF)

"very competent and pleasant negotiating partner" (competitor)

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2015 (GCLF)

"competent, professional, efficient and pragmatic" (client)

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2014 (GCLF)

"unbelievably high work ethic" (client)

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2014 (GCLF)

"proof positive that CMS boasts preeminent rainmakers in its ranks"

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2012 (GCLF)

"pleasant and constructive" (competitor)

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2010 (GCLF)

"coordinates well in Germany and abroad" (client)

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2007 (GCLF)

Relevant experience

  • One Square Advisors | On the acquisition of the Neue Halberg Guss GmbH business operations, a Prevent Group company
  • NORD Holding | On the acquisition of Parador GmbH from Hüls Group and subsequent sale to the listed Indian group CK Birla
  • RAG-Stiftung Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH | On the acquisition of the Masco Group in Italy
  • ASTRA RAIL Unternehmensbeteiligungsgesellschaft mbH | On setting up a joint venture with The Greenbrier Companies, Inc., a US manufacturer of rail freight wagons
  • NORD Holding | On the acquisition of the entire share capital of RUF-Bett International GmbH & Co. KG
  • Webasto SE | On the acquisition of asset shares from Schaidt Innovations GmbH & Co. KGe (asset deal)
  • Advising on the joint venture between Omya-Holding AG and Imerys Minerals Limited
  • Apollo Tyres Holdings (Singapore) Pte. Ltd | On the acquisition of reifen.com GmbH shares
  • Advising on the joint venture between AXA Gruppe und Compugroup Medical AG (CGM) to establish and develop an e-health platform
  • Carglass Group | On the acquisition of junited AUTOGLAS
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  • Trainee lawyer at Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court including international stints in San Francisco and New York
  • Law studies in Trier and Cologne
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  • Verkäufergarantien bei NPL-Transaktionen, ZBB Report 2005, p. 207 f
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Lectures list

  • Papers on: Private equity/ venture capital; transactions; outsourcing; financing of small and medium-sized companies; cross-border company purchases
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