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Dr. Martin Gross-Langenhoff
Dr. Martin Gross-Langenhoff

Dr. Martin Gross-Langenhoff, LL.M. (Yale)

Dr. Martin Gross-Langenhoff (partner) advises listed companies and financial investors on national and international M&A transactions, in particular public takeovers. Furthermore, he has wide experience in capital markets matters, including initial public offerings and rights issues.

Over the past ten years, Dr. Martin Gross-Langenhoff has advised on completed M&A transactions with a total volume of EUR 200 billion. Among the transactions he has advised on in the recent past are the merger of the U.S. industrial gas supplier Praxair with its German competitor Linde and the business combination of VIB Vermögen AG with DIC Asset AG.

Dr. Martin Gross-Langenhoff's practice focuses on cross-border transactions between U.S. and German companies. Dr. Martin Gross-Langenhoff is admitted to the bar and to practice as an Attorney-at-Law in the State of New York.

Due to his high number of successfully completed M&A transactions, Dr. Martin Gross-Langenhoff is listed by Legal 500 as a "Rising Star within the industry" and "Name of the next generation":

"Very good negotiator, excellent legal knowledge, good deal management."
Legal 500 - M&A (2022)

"Extremely detail-oriented, makes no mistakes while bearing at the same time the big picture in mind."
Client in Legal 500 - M&A (2022)


Yale Law School (LL.M.)
University of Münster (Dr iur)
State of Hesse (2. State Exam)
University of Münster (1. State Exam)

Dr. Martin Gross-Langenhoff
E-MAIL Martin.Gross-Langenhoff(at)
SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Maximiliansplatz 18
80333 München
PHONE +49 89 411 1417 216
FAX +49 89 411 1417 280
SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Taunusanlage 1
60329 Frankfurt
PHONE +49 69 976 9601 216
FAX +49 69 976 9601 102

Public takeovers*

  • Bayer in connection with refinancing aspects of the €59 billion acquisition of Monsanto, the largest corporate purchase ever by a German company
  • Deutsche Annington (today: Vonovia) in its exchange offer to all shareholders of GAGFAH with a value of €8.5 billion.
  • Diebold on the conclusion of a business combination agreement and subsequent public takeover of Wincor Nixdorf for a mixed consideration in shares and cash worth €1.7 billion.
  • 40 North Management on the acquisition of a 29.1% stake in the listed Braas Monier Building Group with a market value of €250 million.
  • Goldman Sachs as financial advisor to BUWOG in connection with the takeover offer by Vonovia for €5.2 billion.
  • Lone Star Real Estate in connection with the voluntary public takeover offer by a company affiliated with it to all shareholders of ISARIA Wohnbau for €317 million.
  • Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners in its voluntary public takeover offer to all outstanding shareholders of VTG with an equivalent value of €1.5 billion.
  • Praxair on the €73 billion merger of equals with Linde, the second-largest corporate takeover in German economic history
  • Sky Deutschland with regard to the takeover bid of BSkyB valued at €6.3 billion
  • TLG Immobilien
    - in its exchange offer for all outstanding shares of WCM with a value of €830 million.
    - with regard to selected capital market aspects of Aroundtown's takeover offer worth €3.1 billion.
  • Verifone as part of its acquisition by Francisco Partners for €3 billion.
  • VIB Vermögen with regards to DIC Asset's unsolicited takeover offer valuing the company at €1.4 billion.

Private M&A transactions*

  • Allianz on the merger of its real estate management business with Pacifico Investment Management Company (PIMCO) to create one of the world's largest real estate investors with over €100 billion in assets under management.
  • owners of BEOS on the sale of the company to Swiss Life
  • Centaurus Capital, together with a group of investors, on their c. €1 billion acquisition of 94.9% of HSH Nordbank’s shares
  • Cevian in connection with the €17.2 billion sale of ThyssenKrupp’s elevator business
  • Diebold Nixdorf on the 
    - the sale of the deposit return business to Remondis
    - the management buyout of Pro-systems IT GmbH
    - the sale of a 68% shareholding in Portavis to DATAGROUP
    - the sale of Bankberatung Organisations- und IT-Beratung für Banken
  • Goldman Sachs as financial advisor to Siemens on the acquisition of Invensys Rail for €2.2 billion.
  • Juniper Networks in the acquisition of 128 Technology for €370 million
  • K+S in the sale of its Americas salt business to Stone Canyon Industries for $2.6 billion
  • Seattle Genetics in its attempted acquisition of Ganymed Pharmaceuticals, which was subsequently sold to another bidder for €1.3 billion
  • Spirit AeroSystems Holdings in entering into a business combination agreement to acquire all shares in S.R.I.F., the parent company of Asco Industries, for €590 million.
  • Terra Firma on the sale of its stake in Deutsche Annington
  • Verifone in its acquisitions of
    - Paymorrow and
    - InterCard

Current capital market transactions*
From 2018 to 2022, Dr. Gross-Langenhoff advised on the following capital market transactions:

  • Brockhaus Capital Management on its €115 million IPO and listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
  • a Blockchain Joint Venture formed by 18 domestic and international insurance and reinsurance companies on a proposed international private placement
  • Diebold Nixdorf on the issue of two bonds with a total value of €1 billion.
  • DWS Group on its €1.4 billion IPO and listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
  • home24 on its €600 million IPO and listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
  • the underwriters of Siemens Healthineers on its €4.2 billion IPO
  • Linus Digital Finance in preparation for listing on the regulated market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
  • Jumia Technologies on its $196 million SEC-registered IPO and NYSE listing
  • PharmaSGP on its €127 million IPO; Germany’s first Prime Standard IPO of 2020


Further key Capital Markets transactions*
Over the past 10 years, Dr. Gross-Langenhoff has advised on numerous market-shaping capital market transactions, including:

  • The IPOs/listings of Delivery Hero; Deutsche Annington/Vonovia; LEG Immobilien; Schaeffler, Scout24; Sixt Leasing; Springer Science; Tele Columbus; TLG IMMOBILIEN; Rocket Internet and Zalando
  • Advising on rights issues for Deutsche Annington/Vonovia; Deutsche Wohnen and Sky Deutschland
  • Advising on equity-linked transactions for Bayer; Deutsche Annington; Deutsche Wohnen; FMS Wertmanagement and Rocket Internet


Corporate law consulting*

  • A.T.U Auto parts Unger, on the bondholder side, in a series of restructurings, which included a new investment of €109 million by existing bondholders and a new third-party credit facility with a nominal amount of €75 million, which reduced the A.T.U Group's debt by over €500 million.
  • Advising DKV Mobility in connection with the introduction of new On-the-Road Payment - solutions
  • Representation of Diebold Nixdorf on (i) the merger-related squeeze-out of the shareholders of the outside
  • Wincor shareholders and the subsequent delisting as well as (ii) the conclusion of a profit and loss transfer and domination agreement with Wincor Nixdorf
  • Goldman Sachs Investment Partners in connection with the management of portfolio companies
  • Advisory of the management board of H.D.I. Haftpflichtverband der Deutschen Industrie
  • Paradigm Capital with a view to its participation in WashTec
  • Rantum Capital with respect to transactions in Germany
  • Rhone Capital in connection with various corporate restructurings of portfolio companies
  • Whitehall Funds at various investments in portfolio companies
  • various listed stock corporations, including Deutsche Wohnen, Rocket Internet and Diebold Nixdorf, on the preparation and conduct of critical annual general meetings; advising the boards of listed companies on internal investigations
  • various listed companies in connection with internal compliance investigations

*Includes mandates from the time before joining Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz.


  • ​​US-amerikanische Regelpublizität im deutschen Kapitalmarkt (‘Ongoing U.S. disclosure requirements in the German Capital Market’), together with York Schnorbus, ZIP 2017, pp. 1982 – 1991
  • Vermögensbindung im Aktienrecht (‘Capital Maintenance and Profit Distribution under German Stock Corporation Law’), Ph.D.-thesis, Nomos 1st edition 2012, 2nd edition 2015 (345 pages)
  • How Risky is the Risk Limitation Act for Capital Markets?, GoingPublic Magazine, Special Edition Buse Awards 2008, pp. 6 – 9
  • Die Nennbetragshälfte als ungeschriebene Schranke der genehmigten Kapitalerhöhung in der Aktiengesellschaft (‚Invisible Bounds of the Authorized Capital in the Stock Corporation‘), Ad Legendum 2007, pp. 268 – 272
  • Rechtsprobleme bei der Kapitalerhöhung in der Aktiengesellschaft (‚Legal Issues in Connection with Raising Capital in German Stock Corporations‘), StudZR 2007, pp. 42 – 65
  • Scientific Association for Corporate and Company Law (VGR)
  • German-American Lawyers Association
  • German-Israeli Lawyers Association
  • German
  • English