Andreas Löhdefink


Andreas Löhdefink is a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions and European Capital Markets Groups in the Frankfurt office of Shearman & Sterling.  He advises domestic and international clients on M&A, private equity, public takeovers, corporate law, in particular legal issues related to stock corporations and reorganizations, insurance and reinsurance (including supervisory law), capital markets and financial supervisory matters.  He also represents clients in corporate, M&A-related and commercial matters before arbitration tribunals and German courts.

Mr. Löhdefink was admitted as a lawyer in Germany in 2003 and in 2010 as a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.  In 2005, he received the title Ph.D. (Dr. iur.) from the University of Düsseldorf.  He joined Shearman & Sterling as a senior associate in 2010.  Prior to joining Shearman & Sterling, Mr. Löhdefink practised corporate law and M&A in the Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and London offices of a leading German law firm.

Selected Experience

  • EDF EN Group subsidiary REETEC on acquisition of OWS Off-shore Wind Solutions 
  • Avanco and Xperion Aerospace on the sale of built-to-print composite workshop facilities to Airbus
  • Eurobank on the sale of 80 percent of Eurolife ERB Insurance Group Holdings to ERB Insurance Group Holdings and on its Acquisition of Alpha Bank Bulgaria
  • Nokia on sale of HERE to Automotive Industry Consortium
  • Hypo Real Estate Holding on the reprivatization and IPO of Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
  • EDF Energies Nouvelles on M&A project
  • Dow Chemical on $5 Billion Chlor-Alkali and Derivatives Business Reverse Morris Trust Transaction


  • Acting in Concert und Kontrolle im Übernahmerecht, 2007


  • University of Freiburg
  • University of Geneva
  • University of Düsseldorf, Dr. iur.



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