Dr. Torsten Rosenboom



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Torsten is a Partner in the Corporate group and heads the Frankfurt office of Watson Farley & Williams.

Torsten specialises in M&A/private equity, joint ventures, inter-company restructuring as well as in corporate and contract law. He regularly leads teams on a variety of national and cross-border transactions and is involved in complex contract negotiations both in two-party and multi-party situations.

Competitors praise Torsten as “… very strong in M&A and financing, an experiences strategist” (JUVE Handbuch 2015/2016) and as “… very hands-on and efficient” (JUVE Handbuch 2016/2017).

Torsten has been recognised as a leading German M&A lawyer by the business magazine WirtschaftsWoche. Wirtschaftswoche’s rankings are based on votes collated from M&A professionals by the highly regarded Handelsblatt Research Institute, as well as a distinguished, five member jury appointed by the magazine.

Experience Open

    Torsten’s experience includes advising:
    • Advising Econnext GmbH (formerly Econnoa GmbH) on the acquisition of a majority stake in Autarq GmbH by way of a capital increase.
    • Tank & Rast Group on its acquisition of “fromAtoB”, an online journey planner that accesses multiple modes of transport via one online booking platform.
    • Tank & Rast Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH on its acquisition of coffee bar chain Wayne och Magareta’ Coffee AB.
    • Tank & Rast on the development of an electric vehicle fast charger station network.
    • Tank & Rast on the refinancing of its €1.45bn senior credit facilities by way of a common terms platform.
    • Jones Lang LaSalle on the acquisition of the ACREST group.
    • Citigroup on the acquisition of Citibank in Germany by Crédit Mutuel.
    • Tank & Rast in connection with its sale of TerraFirma and RREEF to a consortium formed by Allianz Capital Partners, ADIA, Borealis and MEAG.
    • Tank & Rast on the refinancing of its senior and junior facilities by a new senior facility, high-yield bond and PIK facility.
    • Tank & Rast on the repricing of its senior facilities.
    • Tank & Rast on the acquisition of a 70% stake of the catering franchise company Bobby & Fritz GmbH.
    • Logwin on the sale of its land activities in Europe.
    • DELTON AG on the sale of the Cedo Group.
    • Storengy on the acquisition of underground gas storages from ExxonMobil and Shell.
    • Storengy on the sale of oil production licenses together with an underground gas storage.
    • Tank & Rast on the conclusion of a co-operation agreement with McDonald’s Deutschland.
    • Tank & Rast on the development of a business concept for a mobile App.
    • Tank & Rast in connection with a brokerage agreement with an ad exchange server provider.

Education Open

  • 2003 – 2005: Traineeship in Landau in der Pfalz and São Paolo Second State Examination and Appointment as Attorney at Law
  • 2001 – 2003: University Konstanz, Promotion (LLD)
  • 1995 – 2001: Law Studies, University Konstanz and Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal)

Author/Speaker/Awards Open

  • “Foreign Investment Control in Germany” at the UIA und ABA Section of International Law’s UIA 13th Winter Seminar, March 2018
  • “Initial Negotiations and Documentation – Letter of Intent, Non-Disclosure Agreement” at the New York State Bar Association’s International Section – Corporate Mergers & Acquisition, June 2017
  • “M&A-trends and developments in Europe and beyond” at the New York State Bar Association’s International Section – Corporate Mergers & Acquisition, October 2016
  • “Save costs by notarising in Switzerland?” in M&A Review June 2014
  • Cited connection with Brazilian cross-border M&A by Finance magazine edition June/July 2012 in “Kein Gutes Zeichen”
  • “The private limited company under English law in Germany” in Direito Internacional, São Paulo 2010
  • “Liability of professionals auditing the accounts of listed companies under Portuguese law” in Direito do Consumidor, Coimbra 2005
  • “The new Brazilian bankruptcy law“ in DBJV-Mitteilungen February 2005
  • “Assimilation of European Laws by the example of the 8th European Directive on Company Law” in Estudos Multidisciplinares Sobre Integração, Brazil 2004
  • The liability of the statutory auditor under Portuguese law, Konstanz 2004

Membership of Professional Societies Open

  • Frankfurt Bar Association
  • Federal Association Mergers & Acquisitions
  • German-Brazilian Law Association
  • International Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Employment Record Open

  • August 2013 – present: Partner, Watson Farley & Williams, Frankfurt
  • 2012 – 2013: Self-employed lawyer
  • 2011 – 2012: Lawyer in an investment law boutique in Frankfurt
  • 2005 – 2011: Lawyer in a large international law firm

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