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Dr. Maximilian Grub

Partner
Rechtsanwalt

CMS Hasche Sigle
Theodor-Heuss-Straße 29
70174 Stuttgart
Germany
Languages German, English, French

Maximilian Grub has extensive experience from providing advice on a wide range of national and international M&A transactions. He also specialises in restructuring and complex corporate law structures. His clients, many of whom are from the automotive, energy and private equity sectors, particularly appreciate his negotiating skills and creative approach to providing advice on corporate structures.

Maximilian joined CMS in 1995 after a stint with Fulbright & Jaworski in New York. In 1998/99, he spent a year with CMS in London and became a partner in 2000. From 2014 to 2020 Maximilian Grub was head of Corporate / M&A at CMS Germany.

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Listed for Mergers and Acquisitions

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Listed for Corporate

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Listed for Mergers and Acquisitions

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"Maximilian Grub: Deal and success-oriented, unpretentious, creative and flexible in finding solutions. Very empathetic and always creates a positive mood in negotiations.", client

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2023

"flawless, very reliable”, competitor

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2022 (GCLF)

"competent”, client

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2022 (GCLF)

"Recommended" for Corporate and M&A

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2020-2022 (GCLF)

"pleasant, but target-focused", competitor

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2021 (GCLF)

"Top lawyer for transactions"

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2020 (GCLF)

"competent, precise and has the necessary capacities", client

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2018 (GCLF)

"Max Grub: High professional competence – and excellent implementation.", client

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2022

Leading individual for Information Technology and digitalisation

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Relevant experience

  • Advising Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG on the entry into the e-bike business through the joint venture with Pon (Netherlands) and the acquisition of FAZUA GmbH (Munich)
  • Advising Daimler Truck AG on the joint venture with Traton and Volvo for the development of a trucks charging infrastructure in Europe
  • Advising SFS Group AG on the acquisition of Hoffmann SE (Munich)
  • Advising Volkswagen AG on the joint venture with Enel to develop an electric charging infrastructure in Italy
  • Advising Oaktree Capital Management LP on the acquisition of two virgin fibre cartonboard mills in Germany and the Netherlands
  • Advising Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG on setting up the Cellforce Group GmbH joint venture for the production of high-performance battery cells
  • Advising the shareholders of HUBER Packaging Group GmbH on the sale to Envases, Mexico
  • Advising Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG on acquisition of a majority holding in the software company Cetitec GmbH
  • Advising the shareholders of the software company Catalysts GmbH on sale to Deutsche Beteiligungs AG
  • Advising a consortium led by Dieter von Holzbrinck Vermögensverwaltung GmbH and Marc Zeimetz on acquisition of the postal services company, PIN AG, in Berlin
  • Advising Alfred Kärcher GmbH & Co. KG on a strategic joint venture in the vehicle wash business with the French Tokheim Group
  • Advising Aurelius on the acquisition of the European crafts business of Coats plc
  • Advising HUBER Packaging Group on the simultaneous acquisition of four plants in Switzerland, Finland, the UK and France through mixed share and asset deals
  • Advising Telemotive AG on the sale to Magna International Inc. trough an acqui-hire transaction, including a multi-stage due diligence process in order to ensure protection of trade secrets among competitors
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Publications

  • Mitautor der Kapitel „§ 19 Übernahme anderer Unternehmen“ und „§ 21 Unternehmesverkauf“ in Hamann/Sigle/Grub (Hrsg.), Gesellschaftsrecht, Finanzierung und Unternehmensnachfolge, 3. Auflage 2022, C.H. Beck Verlag
  • "Auswirkungen der Digitalisierung auf M&A-Transaktionen", in: BetriebsBerater 2018 (with Dr. Sabina Krispenz)
  • ""Acqui-Hire" – Transaktionsberatung im gewandelten Umfeld", in: Legal Management of Innovation, 2018, p. 212 ff. (with Dr. Sabina Krispenz and Dr. Maximilian Koschker)
  • "Chancen und Herausforderungen von "Acqui-Hire", Ein Überblick über den neuen Transaktions-Trend", in: M&A Review 2016 (Nr. 12), S. 450 ff. (mit Dr. Sabina Krispenz)
  • "Acqui-Hire – ein neuer Transaktions-Trend?", deutsche startups vom 12.09.2016 (mit Dr. Sabina Krispenz), abrufbar unter https://www.deutsche-startups.de/2016/09/12/acqui-hire-ein-neuer-transaktions-trend/
  • "Die klugen Köpfe sind entscheidend, Acqui-Hire – Neuer Transaktions-Trend in disruptiven Industrien?", Deutscher AnwaltSpiegel, Ausgabe 19 vom 21.09.2016, S 7 ff. (mit Dr. Maximilian Grub) sowie Jahrbuch 2017 Digitale Transformation, Wie Sie die Chancen der Digitalisierung nutzen, F.A.Z. Fachverlag, S. 82 f. (mit Dr. Sabina Krispenz)
  • "Acqui-Hire – Neuer Transaktionstrend in der Industrie", Blog Beitrag vom 04.08.2016 (mit Dr. Sabina Krispenz), abrufbar unter http://www.cmshs-bloggt.de/gesellschaftsrecht/acqui-hire-neuer-transaktions-trend-der-industrie/#
  • Ausgewählte Compliance-Aspekte aus Käufersicht bei einer Private Sale M&A-Transaktion, M&A Jahrbuch 2016
  • Verhandlungsstrategien für die wichtigsten Deal Points, BUJ Sonderedition M&A Corporate 2014
  • 2014 - Ein Boom-Jahr für M&A? Gute Voraussetzungen, schwierige Umsetzung, VentureCapital Magazine 12-2013
  • Risikoallokation in Unternehmensverträgen – aktuelle Trends in Europa, M&A Review
  • Risikoverteilung beim Unternehmenskauf – die CMS European M&A Study, ParisBerlin
  • Die wichtigsten Ergebnisse der CMS European M&A Study 2012, Finance
  • Verkauf in der Krise – eine besondere Herausforderung, Beitrag FINANCE 2011, (Jahrbuch Restrukturierung)
  • M&A-Marktumfeld: Rückkehr zu größerer Stabilität und Ausgewogenheit Ergebnisse und Trends der CMS European M&A Study 2011, Beitrag FINANCE 2011
  • Nach der Krise ist vor der Krise, Beitrag FINANCE 2011
  • Vorteil Käufer: M&A Transaktionen in Zeiten der Wirtschaftskrise Ergebnisse und Trends des CMS European M&A Survey, Beitrag Going Public 2009
  • Preisklauseln als Kriseninstrumente, Beitrag FINANCE Februar 2009
  • § 16 (Übernahme anderer Unternehmen) und § 18 (Unternehmensverkauf), Buchbeitrag Vertragsbuch Gesellschaftsrecht 2008
  • "Das neue Wertpapierprospektgesetz - Anlegerschutz und Wettbewerbsfähigkeit des Finanzplatzes Deutschland", NZG 18/2005 2005
  • Die Aktiengesellschaft, Die Anwendung der Nachgründungsvorschriften auf Sachkapitalerhöhungen, Verlag Dr. Otto Schmidt KG, Köln 2002, p. 614 f
  • A trend towards more Shareholders Value in Germany, ICC LR 1999
  • The Concept of Corporate Governance in Germany, CGI 1999
  • Die insolvenzstrafrechtliche Verantwortlichkeit der Gesellschafter von Personenhandelsgesellschaften, Paffenweiler 1995
  • Mitarbeit bei CCH Doing Business in Germany, CCH 1980
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Lectures list

  • "On trend or under pressure? - Attractive and problematic sectors from a transaction perspective", Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, 28.09.2022
  • "Disruptions in the automotive industry", Business Breakfast CMS HAsche Sigle, 22.06.2022
  • "Developments in the European transaction market with a focus on types of transactions in the e-mobility sector", Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, 28.09.2021
  • M&A und Private Equity in Europa – Auswirkungen der Corona-Krise auf Branchen, Regionen und Strategien, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, 29.09.2020
  • "M&A and Private Equity in Europe– Current Developments and Deal Trends, Frankfurt School of Finance, 26.09.2019
  • "Implications of Digitalisation on M&A Transactions" M&A Conference 2018 | Betriebs-Berater, Düsseldorf 31.01.2018
  • „M&A and Private Equity in Europe – Current Deal Trends and the Implications of Digital Transformation on the Transaction Market“ 11th Annual Conference M&A and Private Equity 2017 | Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Frankfurt a.M. 26.09.2017
  • How to Avoid the "Clash of Cultures" Roundtable Deutscher AnwaltSpiegel, Frankfurt 23.05.2017
  • "Innovation and the Driving Force for Transactions " BUJ In-House Counsel Congress 2017, Berlin 26.01.2017
  • CMS European M&A Study 2016 - Press conference in Frankfurt on 22 March 2016
  • M&A and Private Equity in Europe -Current Market Developments and Deal Points, 9th Annual Conference - M&A and Private Equity 2015, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, 7 October 2015
  • CMS European M&A Study 2015 - Press conference in Frankfurt on 24 March 2015
  • Panel discussion: Changes in the Energy Sector - Impact on M&A Strategies?, Conference - M&A and Private Equity 2014, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, 1 October 2014
  • CMS European M&A Study 2014 - Press conference in Frankfurt on 18 March 2014
  • M&A in Germany and Europe - Market Developments and Deal Points in Transactions, Conference - M&A and Private Equity 2013, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, 25 September 2013
  • Standard and Trends for Drafting Inter-Company Agreements, Commercial and Corporate Law Working Group of the German Bar Association, Vienna, 28.06.2013
  • Differences and Similarities between Inter-Company Agreements in France and Germany, Tuebingen University, Tuebingen, 15.05.2013
  • CMS European M&A Study 2013, Business Lunch at CMS Hasche Sigle, Stuttgart, 18.04.2013
  • CMS European M&A Study 2013, Press conference, Frankfurt, 18.03.2013
  • Save the Deal – How to minimise risk in M&A processes, CMS Business Breakfast, Stuttgart, 26.02.2013
  • M&A in Germany and Europe – Market developments in times of debt crisis, 2012 M&A and Private Equity Conference, 26.09.2012
  • Setting the course of action in M&A transactions, M&A Roadshow, 11.09.2012
  • Save the Deal – How to minimise risk in M&A processes, 2012 Strategy Summit for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, 09.05.2012
  • M&A Masters 2009 - M&A in crisis situations, Berlin, 30.09./01.10.2009
  • Press conference - M&A European M&A Survey, Frankfurt, 06.05.2009
  • M&A Transactions in the economic downturn, Stuttgart, 06.05.2009
  • M&A Masters 2009 - Process-Related Success Factors in M&A Transactions, Berlin, 26./27.01.2009
  • 4. SME Conference Lake Constance – Corporate structure with an eye to the future – purchase and sale of companies and parts of companies, Friedrichshafen, 23.09.2008
  • M&A Masters 2008 – Litigation-related success factors in M&A transactions, Cologne, 28./29.05.2008
  • Financing a company in growth, 6th Swiss Family Companies Conference, Zurich, 22.09.2008
  • Financing a company in growth, 5th Schweizer Familienunternehmertag, Zürich, 11.12.2007
  • Effective process management in M&A transactions, Wiesbaden, 14./15.11.2007
  • How do I organise a joint venture?, SME Conference in Baden-Württemberg, Karlsruhe, 08.03.2007
  • Corporate transactions the easy way?!, SME Conference in Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart 16.03.2006
  • Success factors of an M&A transaction on an international level, 4th Finance Mergers & Acquisitions Congress, Stuttgart, 10./11.05.2005
  • Success factors of an M&A transaction on an international level, SME Conference in Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, 22.03.2005
  • Success factors for an M&A transaction, Bankenforum, Stuttgart, 22.07.2004
  • Handling of an M&A transaction with the involvement of a medium-sized company, Medium Conference in Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, 03.03.2004
  • Company acquisition, Villeroy & Boch Akademie, Mettlach, 2003
  • M&A Transactions involving German Companies, London
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Education

  • 1995: Second state examination in law at Higher Regional Court Munich
  • 1994: PhD at the University of Tübingen
  • 1992: First state examination in law at the University of Munich
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28/05/2024
Strategic restructuring: CMS advises Hydro Systems shareholder on merger...
Stuttgart – Hydro Systems KG, based in Biberach (Baden-Württem­berg), and Rhinestahl, which is headquartered in Cincinnati, USA, have merged to become R-H Aviation. The two aviation suppliers are aiming to boost their market position, achieve continued growth and create a new global industry champion for ground support equipment (GSE) and tooling. They are also seeking to play a greater role in speeding up decarbonisation. In addition, the merger marks the completion of a succession arrangement for Hydro Systems KG. R-H Aviation’s headquarters is located in Cincinnati, but Hydro Systems will remain in Biberach and the location will be further strengthened. Other details of the transaction were not disclosed. An international CMS team headed by lead partners Dr Maximilian Grub and Dr Kai Wallisch advised the shareholder of Hydro Systems on all legal aspects of the merger. A particular focus was on structuring the transaction from a corporate and tax law viewpoint, the merger control and foreign trade approval procedures, and on financing issues. Hydro Systems has around 650 employees. For some 60 years, it has been developing and producing innovative solutions for the assembly, maintenance and repair of civil and military aircraft. In addition to its main site in Biberach, the company has locations in Germany, China, the UK, France, Singapore, the US and the United Arab Emirates. Hydro’s business areas include GSE, tooling (with a focus on Airbus and Rolls-Royce) and worldwide service. CMS Germany Dr Maximilian Grub, Lead Partner Dr Kai Wallisch, Partner, Lead Partner Dr Christian Zielonka, Principal Counsel Birgit Schlemmer, Senior As­so­ci­ate Mil­itsa Decheva Petrova, Senior Associate Yella Schick, As­so­ci­ate Kath­rin Dengel, Associate, all Corporate/M&A Dr Christian Friedrich Haellmigk, Partner Kai Neuhaus, Partner David Rappenglück, Associate Malena Hansen, Senior Associate, all Antitrust, Competition & Trade Dr Martin Mohr, Partner Dr Olaf Thießen, Principal Counsel Lukas Braun, Senior Associate Tobias Wacker, Associate, all Tax Dr Volker Zerr, Partner Michelle Schickinger, Senior Associate Maike Füchtmann, Senior Associate, all Real Estate & Public Dr Marc Seibold, Partner Carl Werner, Principal Counsel Dr Andreas Grunert, Principal Counsel Julian Lacher, Senior Associate Carla Kaeber, Associate, all Banking, Finance & Insurance CMS Shanghai Michael Munzinger, Counsel Ran Li, Associate Locke Lord, Houston, Texas Edward A. Razim III, Partner Jaremy Chilton, Tax PartnerPress Con­tact presse@cms-hs. com
16/05/2023
CMS advises Kärcher on strategic cooperation with TTS Cleaning
Stuttgart - The cleaning equipment manufacturer Kärcher has agreed to a strategic cooperation with TTS Cleaning. Through this partnership, Kärcher and TTS aim to complete their portfolio in the field...
22/12/2021
CMS advises listed SFS Group on transaction with Hoffmann Group
Stuttgart – Listed Swiss company SFS Group AG, a world-leading supplier of mechanical fastening systems, precision moulded parts, assemblies and logistics solutions, has signed an agreement to acquire...
17/12/2021
Daimler Truck inhouse legal team and CMS advise on formation of joint venture...
Stuttgart – Daimler Truck has signed a binding agreement on establishing a joint venture with the Traton Group and Volvo Group. The aim is to drive forward the creation and operation of a high-per­form­ance...
26/07/2021
CMS advises Volkswagen on joint venture with Enel X to build extensive...
Stuttgart – Volkswagen and Enel X are teaming up to support electromobility in Italy. The German car manufacturer and the Enel Group’s advanced energy solutions division have signed corresponding...
24/06/2021
CMS advises Oaktree on planned acquisition of Mayr-Melnhof Group’s virgin...
Stuttgart – A subsidiary of the funds advised by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. (“Oaktree”) is seeking to acquire two virgin fibre carton plants from the Mayr-Melnhof Group (“MM”) in Eerbeek...
26/03/2021
CMS European M&A Study 2021
This year’s CMS European M&A Study analyses 408 share and asset deals on which CMS European offices advised in 2020. Notwithstanding the COVID-19 pandemic, which significantly slowed down the M&A deal...
24/03/2021
CMS advises four mail service providers on acquisition of 80% of shares...
Stuttgart – Four regional mail service providers (CITIPOST GmbH, FUNKE Logistik GmbH, pd. MEDIENLOGISTIK GmbH and PIN AG) have acquired a total of 80% of the shares in Würzburg-based mailworXs GmbH...
24/03/2021
CMS European M&A Study 2021: Europe pivots to become more ‘buy­er-friendly’...
Europe has returned to a ‘buy­er-friendly’ environment, after the COVID-19 pandemic created more risk-averse attitudes. As a result, CMS’ latest annual M&A study identified significant increase in...
20/01/2021
CMS advises Spiegel Institut Group on acquisition by Rhein Invest
Stuttgart – Dutch private equity investor Rhein Management B.V. (“Rhein Invest”) and investor and buy-in manager Dr Andree Kang signed an agreement at the end of December 2020 to acquire all the...
06/01/2021
CMS advises HUBER Packaging Group on sale to Envases Group
Stuttgart – Envases Europe A/S (Denmark), which is a member of the Envases Universales Group, a leading global manufacturer of consumer goods packaging, has agreed to acquire HUBER Packaging Group GmbH.A...
04/12/2020
CMS advises terranets bw on acquisition of Gas-Union Transport
Stuttgart – terranets bw GmbH has acquired regional gas transmission operator Gas-Union Transport GmbH. This move will allow terranets bw to expand its transmission network from southern Germany to...