Dr. Henning C. Schneider is a partner in the Hamburg office of Latham & Watkins, Chair of the German Corporate Department and Co-chair of the firm’s global Healthcare Industry Group. Mr. Schneider focuses on advising corporations, banks, PE and public organizations on German and cross-border mergers and acquisitions as well as on restructurings and privatizations in a variety of industry sectors including healthcare and life sciences, financial services, infrastructure, energy/cleantech, metals and mining, and real estate. From 2000 to 2001, he practiced at a major New York City law firm.
JUVE lists Mr. Schneider as a "recommended Corporate and M&A lawyer" that is praised for his “excellent and timely advice” (2012/2013) and "very influential to the M&A practice" (2011/2012). He has also been recognized as a "Key Individual" for M&A by Chambers Europe 2012 where he is hailed as "an extremely good lawyer who deals with different parties very well". In Chambers Global 2013 clients say: "He is realistic, pragmatic and focused. He knows how to get things done and doesn't waste time on being unnecessarily combative or dealing with issues that have no commercial importance."
He is Co-Chair of the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany's Regional Committee in Hamburg.
Mr. Schneider has published a number of articles including:
Author of "Münchener Handbuch des Gesellschaftsrechts", volumes 1 and 2, 3rd edition, 2010
Author of "Hilf/Grabitz/Nettesheim, Commentary on European Economic Law", 47th edition, 2012
Various other publications in legal and business magazines
Dr. Schneider's experience includes advising:
- Aurubis AG with regard to intended acquisition of a copper smelter
- Bankhaus Lampe (Oetker-Group) with regard to intended acquisition of BHF Bank AG from Deutsche Bank AG
- Carlyle regarding major acquisition in the healthcare sector
- Capgemini regarding the acquisition of CS Consulting
- City of Hamburg in the privatization of the city’s nursing homes (“pflegen & wohnen”)
- Conetwork and Chorus Group regarding the acquisition of photovoltaic plants
- DAK Deutsche Angestellten Krankenkasse regarding merger with BKK Gesundheit, as well as with BKK Axel Springer
- Dubai Ports / DP World in the auction to acquire 49 percent in HHLA Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (€2.5 billion)
- Hapag-Lloyd AG Konsortium as to the acquisition of Hapag-Lloyd AG from TUI AG (€4.45 billion)
- Rhön-Klinikum AG advice to the supervisory board in intended take-over by Fresenius SE (€3.1 billion)
- Q-Cells SE with regard to the sale to Hanwha Corporation
- Sana Kliniken AG regarding the acquisition of the Regio Kliniken
- Shareholders of Hanse Chemie AG / Nanoresins AG as to sale to Evonik AG