Ursula Staab

Ursula Staab


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Summary Open

Ursula Staab is an Associate in the Corporate group of Watson Farley & Williams in Hamburg.

She specializes in mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions and dispute resolution.

Recent transactions include national and cross-border joint ventures, M&A, such as the sale of the software business unit of a subsidiary of Tank & Rast via asset deal and ZEABORN GmbH & Co. KG’s acquisition of an ocean carrier for break bulk, heavy-lift and project cargoes, as well as corporate restructurings and IP/IT projects. Another area of expertise is advising companies on the resolution of complex disputes, either by arbitration, in common courts or in out-of-courts settlements.

Ursula’s clients include German and international companies as well as private equity investors.

Experience Open

    Ursula’s experience includes advising:

    • ZEABORN GmbH & Co. KG on the acquisition of the project sea cargo ocean carrier Rickmers-Linie.
    • Hamburg-based family office on PE investments in medium-sized companies in Germany.
    • Tank & Rast on corporate and IT matters in connection with the acquisition of Cittadino GmbH via share deal.
    • Tank & Rast on the sale of the software business unit of a subsidiary via asset deal.
    • Cittadino Digital GmbH on several agreements relating to the development and implementation of its mobility and premiums smartphone app “MoovOn”.
    • Hamburg-based start-up on the carrying out a series A financing round.
    • The French real estate group Unibail-Rodamco and its German subsidiary mfi management on all corporate matters in connection with their €860m investment in the development of Überseequartier Süd in the Hafenity in Hamburg, Germany.
    • Frasers Hospitality Group on its acquisition of the former regional finance office (Oberfinanzdirektion) at Rödingsmarkt in Hamburg, Germany, for the purpose of redevelopment into a five-star luxury hotel residence.
    • Frasers Hospitality Group on the acquisition of a serviced apartments development project in Berlin from HOCHTIEF Projektentwicklung GmbH.
    • TAG Immobilien AG on its acquisition of a German residential real estate portfolio comprising of approx. 2,300 units via share deal.
    • Jones Lang LaSalle on all IT matters in connection with the acquisition of ACREST Group.
    • Representation of a Swiss wind farm operator in front of German courts in a post M&A dispute after the acquisition of a German onshore wind farm portfolio.
    • A Latvian investor on the enforcement of a Latvian arbitral award in Germany.

Education Open

  • 2013: Second Legal State Exam, Brandenburg
  • 2011: First Legal State Exam, Freiburg im Breisgau

Employment Record Open

  • 2014 – present: Watson Farley & Williams LLP, Associate, Hamburg
  • 2013 – 2014: Corinius LLP, Associate, Hamburg

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