Dr. Edzard A. Schmidt-Jortzig
(partner) was admitted to the bar in Frankfurt/Main in 1999. His practice focuses on “relationships with government authorities”, M&A transactions and corporate law. Dr. Schmidt-Jortzig has extensive experience advising clients on public finance law (including public shareholdings), the laws on publicly-held banks, energy and climate law and transactions in the health care sector. His practice in respect of M&A transactions and corporate law encompasses not only “classic” M&A deals, but also includes international joint ventures, privatizations and public-private partnerships. Dr. Schmidt-Jortzig studied at the Universities of Bonn, Lausanne, Berlin (HUB), Stellenbosch (LL.M.) and Hamburg (Dr. jur.). Before his admittance to the bar, he was an assistant to a member of the German Bundestag and a stagière at the United Nations in Geneva (UN/ECE). From 1999 to 2007, he worked for White & Case in Frankfurt, New York and Hamburg, where he was named partner in 2004. Dr. Schmidt-Jortzig is regularly a speaker on international joint ventures.