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Dr. Ruprecht Freiherr von Maltzahn

Managing Associate, Munich



Specialised experience in advising clients regarding M&A and Private Equity transactions as well as advice in economic and corporate law.

Transactions of significance where substantial involvement can be disclosed have included advising:

  • Linde Group in the context of the 46bn USD business combination with Praxair
  • Ströer Media Group on various transactions
  • Prof Ferdinand K. Piëch on the disposal of his indirect shareholding in Porsche Automobil Holding SE
  • Schneider Electric on its reverse takeover of Aveva 
  • Apax on the complete acquisition of Unilabs
  • Continental on the acquisition of Hornschuch Group from Equistone
  • beIN Media on the acquisition of Digiturk from Providence and the Cukurova Group
  • AG Real Estate SA (real estate division AG Insurance Group) on the acquisition of two nursing home portfolios in Germany
  • Progroup on its strategic acquisition of an alternative fuel power plant from EnBW AG
  • Aconex on the acquisition of the software and service provider Conject Group
  • Apax/Unilabs on the contemplated acquisition of the laboratory service provider Synlab
  • Triton on the sale of the of the special fertilizer manufacturer Compo Expert Business to the Chinese Xio Group
  • Royal Mail as well as its subsidiary GLS Germany on the sale of DPD Systemlogistik GmbH & Co. KG to DPD GeoPost (Deutschland) GmbH
  • Oswa Group on the acquisition of a real estate portfolio from GVV Städtische Wohnbaugesellschaft Singen
  • B/E Aerospace on the acquisition of the aerospace manufacturer F+E Fischer + Entwicklungen GmbH & Co. KG
  • Deutsche Beteiligungs AG on the acquisition of Dahlewitzer Landbäckerei (Dahlback) from Steadfast Capita
  • Siemens on its €14.6bn joint bid with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for Alstom's energy business
  • Siemens on its joint venture with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in the field of metallurgical industry
  • Triton on its €730m acquisition of the auxiliary components business for thermic power plants from Alstom
  • Unicredit Bank on the sale of service units of the wind farm manufacturers BARD to OWS Off-Shore Windpark Solutions

Professional experience

2017 to date: Managing Associate, Linklaters
2013 - 2017: Associate, Linklaters
2010 - 2012: Research assistant / lawyer in an international law firm
2007 - 2008: Research assistant in an international law firm


2017: Christian Albrecht University of Kiel, Dr. jur.
2010: Second Legal State Exam (2. Juristisches Staatsexamen)
2007 - 2010: Legal traineeship Hanseatisches Oberlandesgericht Hamburg (court)
2007: First Legal State Exam (1. Juristisches Staatsexamen)
2002 - 2007: Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg und Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, law studies


2016: Co-Autor: Holzapfel/Pöllath - Unternehmenskauf in Recht und Praxis, 15. Auflage 2016
2013: Die Untreuestrafbarkeit von Stiftungsvorstand und -beirat: Vermeidungsstrategien bei stiftungstypischen Maßnahmen (zusammen mit Dr. Daniel Gräwe), in: BB 2013, S. 329 ff.
2012: Alternative Risiko-Management-Lösungen - Besonderheiten bei Cross-Border M&A-Transaktionen (zusammen mit Prof. Dr. Christoph v. Einem), in: Unternehmeredition "Internationalisierung 2013", 2012, S. 86