Dr. Oliver Duys is a member of the M&A/Private Equity Group and head of the India & Middle East Desk in Germany.

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.

  • Transactions and projects in which Oliver Duys has recently acted as the lead partner include the following:

    Representation of Vantage Towers AG on partial sale to KKR and GIP (biggest take-private transaction in German business history and most voluminous PE transaction in Germany in 2022)

    Representation of Paulig Group on the stake in Fuchs Group

    Representing Lilium on its SPAC merger

    Representation of SNAM in connection with Project "EUGAL" (Nordstrom II)

    Representation of Italian Persico Group on its acquisition of a division of automotive supplier bielomatik from the insolvency estate

    Representation of Italian Persico Group with respect to its acquisition of certain production machinery from Kiefel group with the aim to “liquidate” the German automotive business of Kiefel

    Representation of Hitachi Chemical on acquisition of German Thermal Insulation Manufacturer

    Representation of the Austrian Aaron Hotels & Hostels Holding AG in the sale of the budget hotel and hostel group “A&O Hotels and Hostels” to the American private equity investor TPG

    Representation of HANNOVER Finanz in the sale of their participation in Lück Group

    Representation of HELLA in the sale of its division Special Applications consisting of HELLA Industries and HELLA Airport Lighting to Hellux (Wünsche Group) and to TKH Group

    Representation of Findos Investor in various transactions, including

    • the sale of Rameder Group to FSN Capital
    • the acquisition of Sanvartis Group
    • the acquisition of Careforce Marketing & Sales Service GmbH
    • the sale of ABIT Group to Marlin Equity Partners
    • the acquisition of the Dutch EuroSystems Group
    • the acquisition of Transcom Credit Management Services AS from listed Transcom WorldWide AB
    • the sale of FAIST ChemTec-Group to private equity fund L-GAM Advisers LLP
    • the acquisition of Rameder group
    • the sale of shares in FAIST ChemTec Group from FAIST Invest and the Hannover Finanz Group
    • the acquisition of shares in ABIT GmbH from GFKL Financial Services AG
    • the acquisition of the majority shareholding in Sterntaler GmbH from its founders and its re-sale to Bitburger Holding GmbH
    • the structuring of their Funds I, II, III and IV

    Representation of Thales in a bidding process for the sale of Airbus’ border security division

    Representation of the Finnish Paulig Group in the acquisition of a joint control in the globally operating food company Fuchs

    Representation of W.W. Grainger, Inc. on its entry into the European online market for MRO products - launch of  www.zorotools.de

    Representation of STEAG in the sale of STEAG Power Minerals to Czech EPH group

    Representation of STEAG in the sale of a minority stake of STEAG Power Minerals to investor HAWAR Group

    Representation of STEAG in a bidding process for EEW Energy from WASTE

    Representation of Beisheim Capital GmbH on the investment in Private Equity Fonds Cinven VI, MCP und Gilde)

    Representation of augmented reality specialist RE'FLEKT on a corporate venture capital investment by Bosch Group

    Representation of IMPERIAL Logistics Group in the sale of its majority shareholding in the port and transport logistics provider Neska Schifffahrts- und Speditionskontor GmbH to Häfen und Güterverkehr Köln AG

    Representation of nobilia-Werke J. Stickling GmbH & Co. KG on the acquisition of the Majority Shareholding in FBD-Group

    Representation of GEA Tuchenhagen GmbH on the acquisition of the Sanitary Pumps Division of Grundfos-Group

    Representation of Kings Park Capital LLP and a group of co-investors on the disposal of the IHS Group to Battery Ventures

    Representation of Cisco on international joint venture with Bosch and ABB

    Representation of Westfälische Drahtindustrie GmbH in connection with the restructuring of its debt

    Representation of a listed Swedish telecom company on the establishment of a joint venture with Rocket Internet, Berlin, and MTN Group, Johannesburg

    Representation of Mistras Group GmbH, Inc. in an auction process and in its acquisition of GMA Holding Group

    Representation of the management board of GSW Immobilien AG in connection with the company’s IPO on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, in its capital increase

    Representation of GSW Immobilien AG in the sale of a subsidiary to STRABAG SE

    Representation of Mr. Ulrich Frey in the sale of his 50% in Frey.G2 GmbH to Grey Group

    Representation of Genetrix S.L. in its acquisition of a majority shareholding in Sygnis Pharma AG

    Representation of Spanish Banco CAM in connection with the sale of its 5.1% shareholding in TUI AG

    Representation of the shareholders of Metro in the sale of real estate portfolio to consortium of Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund (MSREF) Global VII and Redos Real Estate (23 retail properties) and to affiliates of Cerberus Capital Management L.P. (45 retail properties)

    Representation of Torsten Toeller in the sale of Trinkgut Group to EDEKA Group and further sale of 36 beverage stores to affiliates of Veltins, Dr. Oetker and REWE Dortmund Group for EDEKA Group

    Representation of Holidaybreak Plc. in the acquisition of Meininger Holding GmbH

    Representation of Pfizer Inc. in the takeover of the German group entity of the Coley Pharmaceutical Group

    Representation of EADS and Thales in the transfer of a joint venture to the MBDA Group

    Representation of Hella in the sale of Danish Holger Christiansen A/S to Robert Bosch GmbH


    Selected engagements in Middle East and India:

    Representation of Gulf Islamic Investments in various international M&A transactions

    Representation of several large corporates in India on their global investments and transactions, including Aditya Birla Group, ACG, Apollo Tyres, Arcolab, CEAT, CG Power and Industrial Solutions, Cipla, Fampay, Indian Oil, Infosys, Jubilant Pharmova, Locus, Mahindra, Nymble, PCM, Piramal, Spark Minda, Tata, Thermax, TTK Prestige, Raychem, RPG, Vendekin, Wipro