Thought Leadership: Secret Weapons of Communication

Firm Event | June.29.2018 | 4pm - 7pm (Central Europe Standard Time)

Orrick Düsseldorf

Orrick presents this year’s Thought Leadership event in Düsseldorf

Our speaker Leo Martin is going to reveal the secrets of fair and appreciative communication and how to use them to one’s advantage. As a graduate of criminalistics he worked for a large German intelligence service for ten years and due to his proficiency in subconscious pattern of behavior and thought, was largely responsible for the recruitment and management of informants. Today, Leo Martin is a much sought after advisor for the analysis of negotiating partners, public speaker and author of multiple best-selling books.

After the event we invite our guests to a snack on our rooftop terrace. For further information please contact Wilhelm Nolting-Hauff, Oliver Duys, Sven Greulich or Till Steinvorth.

The event will be held in German language.

CLE Credits Available: N

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Practice:

  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Corporate
  • Funds

Dr. Wilhelm Nolting-Hauff Partner M&A and Private Equity, Corporate

Düsseldorf

Dr. Wilhelm Nolting-Hauff is co-managing partner of Orrick's German offices and member of the M&A and Private Equity Practice Group. His advice focuses mainly on mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures and strategic alliances as well as corporate formations and general corporate counseling.

Following his partnership at Hölters & Elsing since 1997, Wilhelm is a partner at Orrick since 2008. Since 2003, Wilhelm acts as university lecturer at the post-graduate “M&A Study Program” of the University of Münster.

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Practice:

  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Corporate
  • Funds
  • Restructuring

Dr. Oliver Duys, LL.M. (UNSW Sydney) Partner M&A and Private Equity, Corporate

Düsseldorf

Dr. Oliver Duys is a member of the M&A/Private Equity Group.

He has extensive experience in complex corporate transactions including private equity and venture capital transactions, real estate portfolio deals, joint ventures and fund formation as well as restructuring. He also advises on Management Participation Programs and liability issues in this context.

Oliver Duys is Managing Partner of the German Orrick offices along with Dr. Wilhelm Nolting-Hauff. 

Oliver Duys worked for Slaughter and May and Hengeler Mueller. Following his partnership at Hölters & Elsing since 2006, Oliver Duys is a partner at Orrick since 2008.

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Practice:

  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

Dr. Sven Greulich, LL.M. (Cantuar), EMBA Partner M&A and Private Equity, Technology Companies Group

Düsseldorf

Dr. Sven Greulich, partner at Orrick's Düsseldorf office, is a technology lawyer specializing in complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments and general corporate counseling.

Sven advises technology companies on complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and private equity and venture capital investments, and provides general corporate counseling.

His clients include technology companies of all stages and their investors at all points in the company life cycle. Supported by a global and cross-practice team, he also counsels major corporations on their European expansion projects.

Sven is passionate about building a bridge for his clients from Germany to Silicon Valley and other global technology hubs, to help them succeed in the international market. With a dual background in business and law, an entrepreneurial spirit, and experience in over 100 M&A transactions and financing rounds across many industries (including energy, automotive, information technology, commerce and life science), Sven has a unique perspective, which inspires him to find the best strategic and commercially viable solution for his clients.

Sven volunteers with entrepreneur groups (such as Prepare! The Entrepreneurs Academy or the WHU Entrepreneurship Roundtable) and lectures at the WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management.

In the 2017 edition of its Innovative Lawyers Report Europe, the Financial Times named Sven’s work to connect start-ups with Germany’s Mittelstand (mid-sized companies) a standout "for making bridges between Silicon Valley and Germany". In 2017 and 2018, he also received the "Acritas Star Lawyer" award from the leading international legal research company Acritas based on clients' praise for Sven's responsiveness and business-oriented advice. The Legal500 Ranking EMEA for 2018 recommends Sven for "mid-sized international Corporate M&A deals (€100m-€500m)".

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Practice:

  • Antitrust & Competition

Dr. Till Steinvorth Partner Antitrust & Competition

Düsseldorf

Finding a niche to combine his passion for international law and competition law, Till Steinvorth is a partner in Orrick’s Antitrust & Competition practice group in Düsseldorf. He has practiced in several other major European centers, including Berlin, London and Brussels, and he received his PhD in Italy. It was there when his interest in European law was piqued and that brought him to the area of competition law.

He practices in all aspects of competition, including mergers, compliance, cartels, litigation, abuse of dominance, among others – but his interest in antitrust damages claims have become a highlight of his practice.  For example, he recently brought an action for damages against the members of the German "sugar cartel" on behalf of a manufacturer of sweets and confectionary. This was one of the very first damages actions in Germany where the members of a cartel were sued to disclose information for calculating the quantum of damages. Cartel investigations are also a centerpiece of his practice, including representing a Japanese electronics company in a global cartel investigation. 

Till also pursues international trade and compliance matters, including matters involving foreign investment filings in Germany. He teaches competition law at the FOM Hochschule für Oekonomie und Management in Essen.