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Jörg Swoboda, LL.M. (CAN)

German Attorney at Law since 1995

Languages: German, English

  • Private Equity
  • M&A
  • Joint Ventures
  • Minority Shareholder Interests

Jörg has been advising clients on national, as well as cross border, mid-cap transactions since 1998. In 2023, he was recognized in a survey by the Handelsblatt as one of the best lawyers in Germany in M&A.

He worked as General Counsel at HANNOVER Finanz, a renowned German private equity firm, for eight years, gaining significant private equity industry insight and deal experience. He now advises investors, vendors, as well as management teams.

He has been negotiating an increasing number of strategic cross border investments since 2014, often on behalf of clients from the United States and France, but also on behalf of German clients expanding their business operations in Europe.


  • Sale of AMC AG Kaltenkirchen to UPM Raflatac, Finland
  • Sale of Spearad GmbH to Tremor Group, USA
  • Advice to Hyzon Motors, USA on acquisitions in Germany
  • Advice to Thommen Group AG, Switzerland on acquisitions in Germany
  • Advice to shareholders in Base Net AG, Switzerland (MBO with LEA Partners)
  • Acquisition of Ziegler Gruppe for Teijin Frontier, Japan
  • Acquisition of meta Trennwandanlagen for ABEO, S.A., France
  • Acquisition of PPS Imaging for Nordholding (MBO)
  • Acquisition of Magix AG for Capiton (MBO)
  • Acquisition of Benteler Automotive Engineering for Altran S.A., France
  • Acquisition of Knauf GmbH & Co KG for Sticks Management S.A., France
  • Sale of Nordlam Group to Hasslacher Timber, Austria
  • Advice to Aptar Inc. USA in the acquisition of MEGA Airless
  • Acquisition of Dicom AG from Kofax plc, USA
  • Joint Venture of IFA Maschinenbau with NTN, Japan
  • Sale of Grote & Hartmann to Lear Corporation USA
  • Sale of Aubema GmbH to Sandvic, Sweden
  • Sale of Runners Point to Footlocker Inc., USA
  • Acquisition of Simplon Fahrrad GmbH, Austria
  • Sale of Paper+Design to Duni, Sweden
  • Sale of WOFI Leuchten to Everlight Ltd. Taiwan
  • Sale of DICOM Int. AG to Spigraph S.A, France
  • Acquisition of Ziemann Sicherheit Group
  • Acquisition of Heissner AG from PeakTop
  • Publications on German private equity laws and related regulation (KAGB/AIFM/UBGG)
  • Publications and speaking engagements: “Leipziger Conference Mergers & Acquisitions”
  • Legal advisory board to the German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
  • Positions on supervisory and advisory boards

Jörg has been a German Attorney at Law since 1995 and joined SCHIEDERMAIR as a Partner in August, 2020.

Jörg previously worked with renowned international law firms. From 2006 to 2014 he was the General Counsel of HANNOVER Finanz, a German mid-cap private equity firm with a focus on investments in the German “Mittelstand”.

Jörg studied law at Bayreuth University and holds a Master of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto.