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Dr. Sören Stöwe

Counsel, Düsseldorf

“I advise on complex, cross-border corporate and M&A transactions, providing clients with clear, responsive and commercially focused solutions. I have a particular interest in the application of new technologies to business.”


Professional experience

Education and qualifications


Sören advises financial and strategic investors, major corporates and small and large companies on their corporate transactions, including public and private M&A transactions, corporate restructurings and joint ventures. His expertise spans many sectors, including the banking, healthcare, automotive (including automobile parts), IT and telecoms sectors.

Work Highlights

Sören has advised on many of the market’s most significant deals. These include advising:

  • NORD/LB on the acquisition of Bremer Landesbank
  • Erste Abwicklungsanstalt on the restructuring and winding-up of WestLB in the context of the financial market stabilisation
  • HSH Finanzfonds and hsh portfoliomanagement on the stabilisation and restructuring of HSH Nordbank 
  • Fresenius Medical Care on a strategic joint venture with the Galenica Group and its subsidiary Vifor Pharma
  • Hansgrohe on its conversion into a European stock corporation
  • WGZ BANK on its merger with DZ BANK
  • Federal-Mogul Corp. on the acquisition of the worldwide spark plug business of BorgWarner Inc. and on a worldwide aftermarket distribution agreement for components for diesel engines

Professional experience

As part of a Linklaters team, Sören advised the Financial Market Stabilisation Agency (FMSA) on the German Restructuring Act (Restrukturierungsgesetz), in particular by drafting a manual for implementation of the legislation giving powers to the FMSA and the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) to rescue banks by transfer orders. 

Sören regularly writes for industry publications, including

Der übernahmerechtliche Squeeze-out” (The squeeze-out under take-over law), Peter Lang Verlag, 2007

Die Vergütung des Vorstands beim öffentlichen Übernahmeangebot” (The managing board’s remuneration in view of a public takeover), Der Betrieb, with Thomas Niessen, 2010

Education and qualifications

Sören studied law at the University of Augsburg and at the University CEU San Pablo of Madrid, Spain and holds a doctorate from the University of Cologne.

He speaks German, English and Spanish.