Eckart advises both listed and non-listed buyers and sellers in national and international M&A transactions as well as in distressed M&A transactions. He also provides advice in the areas of competition law (including national and international merger flings), commercial law, trade law, insolvency law and distribution law. In addition, Eckart has extensive experience in structured finance and general banking matters that enables him to handle complex financing transactions for borrowers as well as international banks and financial institutions.
Eckart’s clients operate in many different industrial sectors including transport & logistics, banking, healthcare, packaging, automotive and, high-technology.
Eckart studied at the University of Hamburg and at the University of New South Wales (Sydney). Upon completion of his studies, Eckart conducted two traineeships, one with the M&A advisory arm of Berenberg Bank, Germany’s oldest and biggest private bank, and the other one with a large Australian based law firm.
He started his legal career at Buse Heberer Fromm, and was part of the team launching a the Germany office of a US law firm in 2007, later becoming office managing partner, and then head of its global Brexit team. Eckart was also country liaison partner for Australia, handling inbound and outbound Australian projects and work matters.
Our Hamburg practice is established in the German market, providing local expertise on a global scale to clients with business interests across Europe, Asia, the Middle East, the US as well as Africa and other emerging and frontier markets.