Uwe Steininger, formerly at SJ Berwin in Munich, is joining Hogan & Hartson as a partner. Widely recognized as a leading international private equity and funds lawyer, Steininger will help lead the German and pan-European expansion of Hogan & Hartson’s private equity and alternative investments practice. This recent addition follows the appointment of corporate and M&A partner Jochen Schaefer in Munich late last year.
Steininger studied at the Universität Heidelberg. His legal career began in 1983 as in-house counsel at Siemens where he worked on international mergers and acquisitions in Germany, the US and Eastern Europe until 1986. He also reorganized the company’s considerable real estate portfolio. In 1986, Steininger joined law firm Dissmann & Partner and became partner in 1987 with a focus on M&A and IPOs. In 1996, Steininger joined Baker McKenzie where he was involved in the expansion of the Munich office and the private equity practice. Steininger left for SJ Berwin in 2000 to serve as joint managing partner and head of the German funds practice.
Steininger specializes in the areas of private equity/venture capital as well as alternative investments, particularly funds structurings (buyout funds, venture capital funds, real estate funds, hedge funds, carry systems), venture capital investments and buyouts (MBO’s, MBI’s, IBO’s and public-to-private-transactions). Another focus of his work consists of funds, transactions and financial products adhering to Islamic law. Steininger is a member of the European Venture Capital Association (EVCA), the International Fiscal Association (IFA), and the International Tax Planning Association (ITPA).