Sven Schulte-Hillen


Sven Schulte-Hillen


Frankfurt | Tower 185, Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 35-37, Frankfurt 60327
+49 69 7706194222 | +49 69 77 06 19 19

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Sven Schulte-Hillen advises German and international clients on complex multi-jurisdictional acquisition and finance transactions, often involving major industrial operations and corporate structures in Germany and around the world.

Mr. Schulte-Hillen provides M&A advice, including due diligence, structuring and tax, and financing issues.
He also advises clients in distressed situations and on German insolvency related issues. His experience furthermore includes supporting clients in corporate litigation.

Mr. Schulte-Hillen is recognized as a leading lawyer in his field by several independent legal directories, including JUVE, Best Lawyers in Germany und Chambers. "Clients praise Sven Schulte-Hillen for his abilities in cross-border M&A and international corporate structuring. Interviewees describe him as 'quick-thinking, commercial and a very tough and knowledgeable communicator'", note the Chambers Europe and Chambers Global rankings 2017 and 2018. Repeatedly recognized in 2018, Sven Schulte-Hillen is well-known for being "quick-thinking, commercial and a very tough and knowledgeable communicator." He is recognized as leading lawyer in the Best Lawyers in Germany 2017 list published by the German nationwide daily Handelsblatt and in IFLR1000's 2018 rankings for corporate and M&A in Germany. Recommended for his corporate and M&A work in the 2018 edition The Legal 500 Deutschland, he is cited as a 'tough and very good negotiator', who is 'acting like an entrepreneur' and 'thinking directly about the balance-sheet effects of decisions'.

Fluent in English, German, Spanish, French and Portuguese, Mr. Schulte-Hillen offers true multinational legal advice. Prior to joining Dechert in 2012, he served as founding and managing partner of an international law firm’s German business.

  • Management of Amedes Group, a human medical laboratory and diagnostic company, on its acquisition by Antin Infrastructure Partners from global growth capital firm General Atlantic.
  • ABAXIS Europe GmbH in its acquisition of 100% of the capital stock of Quality Clinical Reagents Limited and Trio Diagnostics.
  • DER Touristik Group, a division of the German REWE Group, on the sale of three hotel companies operating in Spain to the Lindner Investment Group as well as on the takeover of three former Adeo Alpin hotels in Austria and an agreement for a long-term cooperation.
  • Europe’s second largest retail group on the sale of various hotel operating companies.
  • One of the oldest private equity investment firms in the United States in various acquisitions and sales of portfolio companies and their respective financing.
  • One of the largest private U.S. companies in several acquisition, refinancing and restructuring matters.
  • A major real estate building and operating company in a joint venture with a German bank’s real estate business, established to raise a new skyscraper in Frankfurt.
  • Insolvency estate administrators of several German automotive suppliers in the restructuring and disposal of insolvent business undertakings.
  • A large U.S. stock listed company on the intended strategic alliance and participation with a German listed corporation.
  • Management of a German stock listed entity with regard to their duties in a hostile takeover.
  • Several financial institutions, funds and investment banks with regard to German tax and financing aspects of financing structures (including Senior and Mezz) and equity holdings.

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

  • Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, 1992
  • Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Bogotá, 1992
  • Germany
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Portuguese