Corporate Law Global Transformations

Dr. Simon Dürr takes over leadership of the In-ternational Business Reorganisations network of PwC Europe

Frankfurt, 10th February 2022

Dr. Simon Dürr, Partner at PwC Legal, takes over the leadership of the International Business Reorganisations (IBR) network at PwC Europe with immediate effect. He is thus the second German partner at PwC Legal to assume an international leadership role in PwC Legal’s IBR network. Dr. Frederic Mirza Khanian has been global co-leader of PwC Legal’s IBR network since February 1, 2022.

With 98 member countries, PwC Legal’s IBR network is the largest global network specializing in legal advice on restructuring in a global context and has advised on some of the largest international transformation projects in recent years.

Simon Dürr’s German team has contributed significantly to the network’s success with numerous projects. The team around Simon Dürr and Frederic Mirza Khanian, which specializes in long-running and complex transformation projects, advises leading DAX companies as well as international corporations in the context of carve-outs or multi-year post-M&A integrations. PwC Legal’s experts have advised numerous companies in consecutive projects, such as Bayer on the integration of Monsanto, the carve-out of Animal Health and Environmental Science, Merck on the integration of Millipore, Sigma-Aldrich, AZ Electronics and Versum, Hewlett Packard Enterprise on the integration of Cray and the integration of Silverpeak, SAP on the integration of Ariba/SuccessFactors, hybris, Callidus and Signavio. New mandates won by the team in the recent past include adidas with the carve-out of Reebok or Sennheiser with the carve-out of Consumer Electronics.

“Dr. Simon Dürr did pioneering work when he laid the foundation for a specialized practice group focusing on cross-border transformation projects more than ten years ago. Today, this unit comprises around 20 lawyers in Germany and is one of PwC Legal’s most successful initiatives. In this respect, it is only logical that Dr. Simon Dürr also contributes his experience and expertise to the international network,” comments Dr. Steffen Schniepp, Managing Partner at PwC Legal and member of PwC’s Global Legal Leadership Team.

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