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.

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Practice:

  • Transactions Sector
  • China
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Funds

Dr. Wilhelm Nolting-Hauff Partner China, Mergers & Acquisitions

Düsseldorf

Dr. Wilhelm Nolting-Hauff is a member of our M&A and Private Equity Practice Group and head of Orrick's China Desk in Germany. His advice focuses mainly on mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures and strategic alliances as well as corporate formations and general corporate counseling. Wilhelm advises regularly investors from outside of Europe on their investments in Germany.

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:

  • Transactions Sector
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Funds
  • Restructuring

Dr. Oliver Duys, LL.M. (UNSW Sydney) Partner Mergers & Acquisitions, Funds

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. Christoph Brenner.

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:

  • Transactions Sector
  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Technology Companies Group

Sven Greulich Partner Mergers & Acquisitions, Technology Companies Group

Düsseldorf

Dr. Sven Greulich, partner at Orrick's Düsseldorf office, guides technology companies of all stages and their financial sponsors through transformational corporate transactions. These deals include venture capital financings, technology acquisitions, buy-out M&A of technology companies and strategic cross-border investments/JVs.

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

His clients include technology companies of all stages and their investors. Supported by a global and cross-practice team, he also counsels major corporations and scale-ups on international expansion and growth projects and has a special focus on in- and outbound German/US investments and joint ventures.

Sven is passionate about building a bridge for his clients from Germany to the US and other international technology hubs and to help them succeed in the international market. With a dual background in business and law, an entrepreneurial spirit, and experience in over 200 M&A transactions and financing rounds across many industries, 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 at the WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management and the RWTH Aachen and regularly lectures at the WHU and the RWTH incubation and innovation centers on venture capital financings, start-up growth and corporate venture capital.

Sven's work has been repeatedly awarded, inter alia

  • the leading German market publication JUVE ranks him as "frequently recommended for M&A, PE/VC and corporate advice. In each of its yearbooks since 2019, JUVE named Sven as one of Germany's top 15 attorneys for venture capital (the highest recognition for this category awarded by JUVE);
  • the Legal500 Rankings EMEA for 2021 recommends Sven for “mid-sized international Corporate M&A deals (€100m-€500m)” and "Venture Capital Deals";
  • Best Lawyers and Handelsblatt recommend him as top lawyer for M&A transactions (2021);
  • Chambers Europe lists him as notable practioner for venture capital (2021);
  • 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”; and
  • since 2017, he has annually 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 for technology companies.