Dr. Tim Oliver Brandi, LL.M. (Columbia) | Frankfurt | Hogan Lovells

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

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Brandi Tim Oliver

Dr. Tim Oliver Brandi, LL.M. (Columbia)
Brandi Tim Oliver
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Tim Oliver Brandi looks back on more than 25 years of experience in mergers & acquisitions and corporate law with focus on the financial services industry. In addition, during the financial crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic, Tim has advised at the forefront of the most significant state interventions by the German government for stabilizing German businesses. Due to his extensive experience at the intersection of corporate and banking regulatory law, Tim is recognized as being one of the leading corporate lawyers in Germany. Tim heads the corporate and mergers & acquisitions team of the Frankfurt office of Hogan Lovells. 

You can rely on Tim's support in case of complex acquisitions and restructurings in the financial services industry and in other industry sectors. Tim advises on public takeovers, private M&A transactions and corporate reorganisations, both domestic and cross-border. He is your point of contact for complex issues in corporate law and banking regulatory law.  

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 likeable" 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" and see him as "one of the strongest corporate lawyers for financial services providers" (all quotes from JUVE handbook).

Tim Oliver Brandi is co-editor and co-author of a commentary on the German Takeover Code 

Representative experience

Advising Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank, DZ Bank, the German Savings Bank Association and other banks on the sale of Concardis GmbH to Advent International and Bain Capital.

Advising Deutscher Sparkassenverlag on a joint venture with Ingenico in the payment sector in the DACH-region and on combining this joint venture with the payment activities of Worldline.

Advising BAWAG P.S.K. on the acquisition of Depfa Bank plc from FMS Wertmanagement.

Advising BAWAG P.S.K. on the acquisition of HSH Nordbank AG (together with Cerberus, JC Flowers, Goldentree and Centaurus).

Advising Akasol AG on the public takeover by BorgWarner and the subsequent squeeze-out merger with ABBA Bidco AG.

Advising HORNBACH Baumarkt AG on a delisting offer of HORNBACH Holding AG & Co. KGaA. 

Advising NORD/LB on the merger of Deutsche Hypothekenbank AG with NORD/LB.

Advising Opel on the global reorganisation and merger of its financial services entities in France and Germany.

Advising Mitsubishi Corporation on the sale of MCE Bank GmbH (the captive financing bank for Mitsubishi Motors and Isuzu) to Santander Consumer Bank AG

Advising Bundesrepublik Deutschland – Finanzagentur GmbH on the grant of €6bn recapitalization aid by the German Economic Stabilisation Fund to Deutsche Lufthansa AG during the COVID-19 crisis.

Advising Bundesrepublik Deutschland – Finanzagentur GmbH on the grant of  recapitalization aid by the German Economic Stabilisation Fund to Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof GmbH  during the COVID-19 crisis.

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.

Advising the German Federal Agency for Financial Market Stabilization on the restructuring of Portigon AG and the transfer of risk assets in the nominal amount of €100bn to Erste Abwicklungsanstalt.

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

Advising the Single Resolution Board on the contemplated resolution of three Italian banks


  • LL.M., Columbia Law School, 1993
  • Dr. iur., University of Freiburg, 1991
  • German-American Law Association


Leading corporate rainmaker

JUVE Handbook

Highly recommended lawyer for Corporate Law

JUVE Handbook

Highly recommended lawyer for M&A

JUVE Handbook

Highly recommended lawyer for Banking Regulatory Law

JUVE Handbook

Leader in Corporate Law/M&A

Who's Who Legal Germany

Included for M&A, Corporate Law and Regulatory Practice

Edition Best Lawyers™ in Germany

Listed for Corporate M&A - Large Deals

Legal 500 EMEA

Listed for Banking and Finance: Financial Services Regulatory

Legal 500 EMEA

Notable practitioner for M&A and Financial Services Regulatory


Recommended lawyer for Corporate Law/M&A high-end capability

Chambers Europe

Recommended lawyer for Corporate Law/M&A high-end capability

Chambers Global