Dr. Maximilian Mann

Dr. Maximilian Mann

Corporate/M&A, Associate, Hamburg

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Published works

Overview

Maximilian has specialised experience advising on corporate mergers & acquisitions, restructurings and joint ventures as well as general corporate law advice. Additionally, as a senior member of Linklaters' Digital Economy Group as well as the German Tech Sector, Maximilian is an expert in digital transformation.

 

Work highlights

Maximilian has advised on a range of significant cases. These include advising:

  • E.ON on the acquisition of innogy SE including complex legal integration measures under the German Company Reorganisation Act (Umwandlungsgesetz – UmwG) as well as subsequent asset swaps touching various jurisdictions.
  • BP on the corporate restructuring of BP Europa SE.
  • VTG on a multijurisdictional corporate reorganisation in the course of a refinancing of the group.
  • ING DiBa AG on the hive-down and sale of the Austrian retail banking business to bank99.
  • Cosco Shipping Ports Limited on the acquisition of a minority stake of 35% in HHLA Container Terminal Tollerort (CTT).
  • hsh finanzfonds AöR, HSH Beteiligungs Management GmbH on the split-off of hsh finanzfonds AöR and the liquidation of HSH Beteiligungs Management GmbH.
  • An Asian Fintech group on the envisaged acquisition of a majority stake in a German fintech primarily active in the development and marketing of digital bonus and customer cards as well as payment functions.

Professional experience

Maximilian joined Linklaters as an Associate in 2019. He was seconded to E.ON SE for two months in 2019 as well as to VTG AG for two months in 2020.

Education and qualifications

Maximilian studied law at Albert Ludwigs University in Freiburg and later received his doctorate from Bucerius Law School in Hamburg. During his doctoral studies and his legal clerkship at the Hanseatic Higher Regional Court, he worked for three years as a research assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law.

He is fluent in German and English.

Published works

Maximilian regularly publishes scientific papers, in particular on the topics of Corporate/M&A and digitalisation. Recent publications include:

  • DiRUG – Digitalisierung des Gesellschaftsrechts mit Luft nach oben?!, Neue Zeitschrift für Gesellschaftsrecht 2022, 241 (together with Mario Pofahl).
  • Digitale Gründungen, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, January 5th 2022, 16 (together with Mario Pofahl).
  • Die gesellschaftsrechtliche Treuepflicht in der Familiengesellschaft, Neue Zeitschrift für Gesellschaftsrecht 2021, 402–410 (together with Lorenz Holler).
  • Schweiz, in: Fleischer, Personengesellschaften im Rechtsvergleich, C.H.Beck 2021, S. 153–177 (together with Anika Sonnenberg).
  • Europas Strategie für KI, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Dezember 23th 2020, S. 16 (together with Mario Pofahl).
  • Komplexe Smart Contracts: Die Decentralized Autonomous Organization, in: Braegelmann/Kaulartz, Rechtshandbuch Smart Contracts, C.H.Beck 2019, S. 219–231.
  • Initial Coin Offerings und Token-Handel im funktionalen Rechtsvergleich – Entwicklung deutscher Leitlinien auf Grundlage des Diskussionsstands in der Schweiz, Frankreich und Deutschland, Neue Zeitschrift für Gesellschaftsrecht 2019, 567–574 (together with Yannick Chatard).
  • Abdingbarkeit und Gegenstand der gesellschaftsrechtlichen Treuepflicht, Duncker & Humblot 2018.
  • ·§§ 394 f. AktG im Geflecht von Individual- und Kollektivinteressen – Ein Beitrag zur Bestimmung möglicher Berichtsadressaten, Die Aktiengesellschaft 2018, 57–63.
  • Die Decentralized Autonomous Organization, ein neuer Gesellschaftstyp? – gesellschaftsrechtliche und kollisionsrechtliche Implikationen, Neue Zeitschrift für Gesellschaftsrecht 2017, 1014–1020.
  • Vollziehung von Beschlüssen der Gläubigerversammlung nach dem SchVG, Betriebs-Berater 2017, 963–968 (together with Till Wansleben).