Dr. Karl von Rumohr

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Dr. Karl von Rumohr

National Partner

Munich | Skygarden, Erika-Mann-Straße 5, Munich, Germany 80636
+49 89 2121 63 28 | +49 89 21 21 63 33

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Dr. Karl von Rumohr focuses his practice on complex domestic and international corporate and commercial litigation as well as on general corporate matters. He also has broad experience in cross-border and national mergers and acquisitions.

He particularly advises clients on shareholder disputes, post-M&A disputes, and management liability as well as on corporate restructuring projects, including mergers and transformations. His experience encompasses all aspects of German stock corporations law, including formation, shareholder meetings and minority shareholders rights.

Dr. von Rumohr is included in the Best Lawyers in Germany 2019 list published by Handelsblatt for the area litigation. 

Prior to joining Dechert, Dr. von Rumohr worked for a major international law firm in Munich and New York and spent an in-house-secondment in the legal department of one of his former law firm’s clients in the media sector. He was admitted to the German bar in 2007 and is fluent in French and Spanish in addition to English and German.

 
Experience
  • American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) on the acquisition of DER Business Travel, part of REWE Group owned DER Touristik Central Europe.
  • Laboratoire HRA Pharma (a portfolio company jointly backed by Astrog Partners and Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division) on its acquisition of the global rights to the Mederma brand from German Merz Pharmaceuticals GmbH.
  • CIT Group on the sale of its European rail leasing business (NACCO) to German VTG AG for approsimately US$1.05 billion.
  • Lazada Group, the largest eCommerce platform in Southeast Asia, on the US$1 billion investment from Alibaba Group Golding Limited, and on the previous US$1 billion sale of a controlling stake to Alibaba Group (M&A Deal of the Year: Southeast Asia Legal Awards, finalist for TMT Deal of the Year China Law & Practice Awards).
  • Baramundi software AG on its sale of WITTENSTEIN Group.
  • American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) on its acquisition of Klee Data System (KDS), a global provider of integrated travel technology.
  • Generali Investments, the main Generali Group asset manager, on its cross-border merger with Generali Investments Deutschland.
  • PhotoBox Holdco Ltd. on its acquisition of posterXXL AG, a leading service in Germany's online photo print market.
  • GetSpeed GmbH & Co. KG on the sale and transfer of the majority of its shares in F1 circuit Nürburgring to its Russian co-shareholder NR Holding AG, including the settlement of a 1.5 years shareholder dispute.
  • Zealand Pharma A/S, a Danish biotechnology company, on its US$50 million royalty bond financing by Athyrium Capital Management, a U.S.-based specialist healthcare investment manager (see also Case Study “Securing Financing for Zealand Pharma's Operations Through US$50 Million Royalty Stream Securitization”).
  • voxeljet AG, a leading German provider of high-speed, large-format 3D printers and on-demand parts services, in its US$97.2 million cross-border initial public offering and listing on the NYSE.
  • AGC Equity Partners on the partial acquisition of Vodafone Campus - recognized as one of the most significant real estate deals signed at that time in Germany.
  • Onefootball GmbH, a leading sports applications provider for smartphones, tablets and SmartTV, on a US$7 million Series B Equity Financing from venture capital investor Union Square Ventures as well as the preceding acquisition of all shares in the developer of THE Football App/ iLiga by way of management buy out and on the €10 million Series A Equity Financing from a syndicate led by Earlybird Venture Capital – recognized as one of the most significant VC deals in Germany at that time by JUVE. 
  • An Italian company in the food industry in a litigation case.
  • A German IT service provider in a post-M&A dispute
  • A German real estate holding company in the exclusion of minority shareholders in a “Squeeze Out” proceeding under the German Stock Corporations Act.
  • A major German IT service provider in a merger transaction.
  • A major U.S. automotive supplier on the merger of several German subsidiaries in the course of a group restructuring project.
  • US-based Global Citizen, a movement of engaged citizens who are using their collective voice to end extreme poverty by 2030 (Pro Bono)

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

 
Education
  • Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Ph.D. in Law (Dr. jur.), 2005
  • Universidad de Granada (UGR)
  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Admissions
  • Germany
Languages
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
Speaking Engagements
  • Der GmbH-Geschäftsführer: Verantwortung, Haftung, Rechte, Unternehmenscampus Seminars (May 1, 2011)