Dr. Tim Oliver Brandi, LL.M. (Columbia)

Dr. Tim Oliver Brandi, LL.M. (Columbia)

Partner, Frankfurt

Email tim.brandi@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +49 69 962 36 441

Fax +49 69 962 36 100

LanguagesEnglish, French, German

Practice groupCorporate

"Recognized practitioner for Corporate/M&A high-end capability"

Chambers Europe, 2015

Tim Oliver Brandi has over 20 years of experience in mergers & acquisitions and corporate law. Since the financial crisis, Tim has also advised on banking regulatory law focusing on the restructuring of financial institutions. Due to his extensive knowledge and experience at the intersection of corporate and banking regulatory law, Tim is recognized as being one of the leading corporate lawyers in Germany. 

You can rely on Tim's support in case of complex acquisitions and restructurings in the financial industry (banks, payment services and other financial services) and in other industry sectors (e.g. real estate, industrial, automotive, retail and consumer). Tim advises on public takeovers and private M&A transactions. He is your point of contact for complex issues in corporate law and banking regulatory law. Portfolio transactions count among the core competencies of Tim. During the financial crisis, Tim advised at the forefront of the most significant state interventions in the German banking industry. His experience and knowledge encompasses complex real estate transactions. Leading German and European players in the financial industry place their trust in his well-known industrial enterprises and payment service providers as well as German "Mittelstand" enterprises form part of his clientele. 

Clients acknowledge Tim as being "outstanding – the best cooperation we have ever had", "I have rarely seen such high caliber" and say that he "always thinks one step ahead". He is known for being "very like-able" and someone who "impresses the other side in negotiations". Competitors say that he is a "brilliant lawyer" and "has a very good grip on his team" (all quotes from JUVE handbook).

Tim heads the corporate and mergers & acquisitions team in the Frankfurt office of Hogan Lovells. 

He is co-author of a commentary on the German Takeover Code and a commentary on the German Banking Act.

Awards and recognitions


Leading corporate rainmaker
JUVE handbook


Highly recommended lawyer for Corporate Law
JUVE handbook


Highly recommended lawyer for Banking Regulatory Law
JUVE handbook


Highly recommended lawyer for M&A
JUVE handbook


Recommended as Top Lawyer for M&A
Best Lawyers

Education and admissions


Dr. iur., University of Freiburg

LL.M., Columbia Law School


German-American Law Association

Representative experience

Advising REWE Group on the acquisition of a 50% stake in Fegro/Selgros Group from Otto Group.

Advising FMS Wertmanagement on the acquisition of DEPFA BANK plc.

Advising Erste Abwicklungsanstalt (EAA) on the acquisition of risk assets and non-strategic business units of WestLB in the amount of €71bn and on the organisational set-up of EAA.

Advising FMS Wertmanagement (FMS-WM) on the acquisition of a portfolio consisting of risk assets and non-strategic business units of Hypo Real Estate Group in the total nominal amount of €173bn and on the organisational set-up of FMS-WM.

Advising Frankfurter Sparkasse on the sale of the commercial real estate portfolio of Corpus Sireo to Deutsche Bank Asset & Wealth Management and on the sale of Corpus Sireo to Swiss Life.

Advising Prudential Assurance Company, M&G Secured Debt Fund, M&G Dynamic European Loan Fund and LHI Leasing GmbH on the sale of Christie Group, the owner of four shopping centers in Berlin and Dresden, to Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing.

Advising the German Federal Ministry of Finance on the €18.2bn recapitalisation of Commerzbank AG and the grant of a €15bn guarantee by SoFFin under the German bank stabilisation scheme.

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