Julia Schmitz



Julia Schmitz is Counsel in the Düsseldorf office and member of the M&A and Private Equity Group.

She advises national and international clients on M&A/Private Equity transactions, intragroup cross-border restructuring measures and general corporate law. She joined Orrick in 2015.

  • Representative engagements related to recent transactions and projects include:

    • Representation of Hitachi Chemicals on the acquisition of a German thermal insulation manufacturer.
    • Representation of Aaron Hotels and Hostels Holding AG in the sale of budget hotels to the American pirvate equity investor TPG.
    • Representation of Luxempart and NomaInvest on the investment in Rattay Group.
    • Representation of Thales in a bidding process for the sale of Airbus' border security division.
    • Representation of Westag & Getalit AG in connection with the public takeover of the company by Broadview Industries AG.
    • Representation of GEA AG in the several different transactions and bidding processes.

    • Representation of nobilia-Werke j. Stickling GmbH& Co. KG, a leading kitchen manufacturer,in its international expansion strategy.
    • Representation of World Triathlon Cooperation in its international post M&A restructuring measures.
    • Representation of W.W. Grainger, Inc. on its entry into the European online market for MRO products - launch of www.zorotools.de

    • Representation of Westfälische Drahtindustrie GmbH in connection with the restructuring of its debt.
    • Representation of Holidaybreak Plc. in the restructuring of its debt.
    • Representation of ÖMA GmbH in the restructuring of the A&O Hotels and Hostels group's debt.

    Engagements wirth regard to corporate litigations and arbitrations include:

    • Representation of former managing directors of a limited liability company in the defense against claims raised by the insolvency receiver of the entity.
    • Representation of former managing director of a stock company in the defense against claims of the stock company.
    • Representation of seller in post M&A dispute against purchaser.