Jörg Meißner

Jörg Meißner

Partner

Berlin, 49 30 72622-1386

Education

Saarland University (First State Exam, 1998)
Higher Regional Court of Brandenburg (Second State Exam, 2001)
Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz (Dr. iur., 2004)

Bar Admissions

Germany

Jörg Meißner is a partner at Morrison & Foerster’s German office in Berlin. His practice focuses on M&A, private equity transactions, and general corporate and finance matters.

Mr. Meißner represents strategic and financial investors in a broad range of corporate matters with a focus on domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, complex joint ventures and corporate restructurings. He has also handled a significant number of distressed company acquisitions and regularly represents clients in financial transactions and debt restructurings.

Mr. Meißner is recognized by leading publications, including Legal 500 EMEA and Chambers Global, with sources describing him as a “solution oriented expert”.

Mr. Meißner has extensive experience counseling clients in a variety of industries, including technology (e. g. software, internet), media, automotive, transportation and real estate.

Representative Matters

  • Fujitsu Semiconductor on the spin off with European semiconductor business unit (SoC) and the set-up of a joint venture with Panasonic.
  • TeleColumbus AG, a German cable operator,  on the acquisition of Primacom and Pepcom.
  • Planet Labs on the acquisition of the German satellite system Rapid Eye from Blackbridge Group.
  • Kieger AG and BWK Unternehmensbeteiligungs GmbH on the acquisition of the technical optics business from Eschenbach AG.
  • Majority shareholder of Schmolz + Bickenbach AG on the financial restructuring of the company, including a €435 million capital increase.
  • H2 Equity Partners on the acquisition of all assets of the insolvent Haarmann Group, a specialist in metal pressing and metal hardening.
  • Midlabs Inc. on the acquisition of Fritz Ruck Ophthalmologische Systeme GmbH.
  • DAM Capital Management S.à.r.l. (a company of the Anschutz Group) in the financial restructuring and subsequent sale of RAIL.ONE GmbH, a leading railway-tie manufacturer.
  • BWK GmbH Unternehmensbeteiligungsgesellschaft on the sale of a majority stake in WIELAND Dental+Technik GmbH & Co KG, a producer of, inter alia, laboratory implants, alloys and solders, and veneering ceramics.
  • News Corporation on the acquisition of a majority stake in and the refinancing of Sky Deutschland AG.
  • PubliGroupe S.A. on the acquisition of ZANOX.de AG in a joint venture with Axel Springer AG and with regard to the add-on acquisitions of Digital Windows Ltd. and Buy.at Ltd.
  • Hi-Media S.A. on the acquisition of the German AdLink Media Group.
  • News Corporation on the reorganization and subsequent sale of the German Fox Mobile Group (JAMBA!).
  • Kéolis S.A. on the bidding process for Arriva Deutschland GmbH, a passenger railway carrier.
  • GASAG Berliner Gaswerke Aktiengesellschaft on a large number of debt financings, including several Schuldschein-loan agreements and the financing of the re-purchase of its gas storage facilities.
  • Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe AöR on the sale of GHG Wohnen GmbH, a residential housing company.
  • US-REIT on numerous sale and lease back transactions, inter alia on the sale and lease back of 36 do-it-yourself stores in Germany.

Chambers Europe 2016 – Recognized practitioner in the field of Corporate and M&A

Chambers Global 2016 – Recognized practitioner in the field of Corporate and M&A

Legal 500 EMEA 2014 – Recommended for Corporate and M&A

Legal 500 Europe 2013 – recommended for Corporate and M&A "...a solution oriented expert…"

Law Firms in Germany 2011 – recommended for Corporate and M&A

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