LL.M. (Columbia)
Senior Corporate Counsel, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Frankurt a.M.
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Tobias Greven is a Senior Corporate Counsel at Merck KGaA in Darmstadt and practices in the areas of M&A, corporate transactions and general corporate law.

Tobias went to law school in Freiburg am Breisgau and New York. He qualified as a German Rechtsanwalt in 2004 and earned his LL.M. degree from Columbia University in 2005. Tobias practiced M&A and corporate law in the Frankfurt offices of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP until 2008 and Allen & Overy LLP until 2014. From 2014 to 2015, Tobias was Associated Partner at GÖRG in Frankfurt, joining the Group Legal Department of Merck in April 2015.

In Merck’s legal team, Tobias is responsible for M&A transactions of the group, including its GBP 1.6 billion public takeover of AZ Electronic Materials and the USD 17 billion public takeover of Sigma Aldrich, expected to close in 2015. He is also involved in corporate transactions and reorganizations as well as general corporate law and corporate governance matters. As an outside counsel, Tobias has advised German and international industrial conglomerates as well as financial investors on their acquisitions and disposals on the German market. He frequently publishes on current topics regarding legal aspects of M&A transactions.