Bio

Dr. Frank-M. Schwarz advises companies and private equity firms on various international and domestic tax matters. These matters include cross-border transactions, acquisitions, restructurings, joint ventures and transfer pricing issues.

Dr. Schwarz’s recent experience includes advising:

  • The SCP Group in its:
    • €1.2 billion acquisition of the Real Group from METRO AG; and
    • sale of the digital business of Real, including the online marketplace operated under real.de, to Schwarz Gruppe;
  • Gulf Energy Development in its acquisition of a 50% stake in the €2.6 billion offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 2 from Global Infrastructure Partners and its joint venture with Ørsted;
  • funds advised by Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners AG in the €500 million acquisition of a 25% ownership interest in the Arkona offshore wind farm in Germany from Equinor ASA;
  • I Squared Capital in its acquisition of PEMA from Société Générale;
  • Corning Incorporated in its acquisition of substantially all of the Communication Markets division of 3M;
  • PayPal Inc. as lead investor in a US$50 million funding round for PPRO Holding GmbH; and
  • Key Safety Systems, Inc. in its US$1.6 billion acquisition of substantially all of the assets and operations of Takata Corporation.

Credentials

Education

  • Second State Exam, Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt am Main, 2017
  • Dr. jur., University of Bayreuth, 2016
  • First State Exam, University of Bayreuth, 2012

Admissions

  • Frankfurt am Main

Languages

  • German
  • English