Tim A. Fongern

Tim Fongern, Spencer West Partner

Tim advises investors, business owners and management on all corporate-related matters, from company formation to exit, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions (M&A).

With 10+ years of practical experience in this field, Tim has developed a keen understanding of the challenges and opportunities that his clients face in the global market. Tim has been listed in Handelsblatt: Anwälte der Zukunft / Best Lawyers: Ones to WatchTM in Germany.

Tim studied at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, (Germany), German University of Administrative Sciences (Speyer, Germany) and the University of London, QMUL/UCL (UK).

He holds certificates in “Foundations of Management” from IESE Business School (Barcelona, Spain) and “Negotiation, Mediation and Conflict Resolution” from ESSEC Business School (Cergy, France).

Recent Deals

  • Advising a Europe-wide operating building and surveying company on its sale to a large German building services group.
  • Acting for a Hong Kong-based international logistics group in their acquisition of 60% and, in a second step, a further 30% of the shares of a Germany-based logistics service provider.
  • Acting for the same logistics group on the acquisition of 70% of the shares of a German full-service customs clearance agency.
  • Advising a traditional manufacturer of high-quality chef and kitchen knives, designer cutlery and tableware accessories on the sale of its assets to a large international Chinese manufacturer of kitchen pans.
  • Advising a traditional German brewery on the sale of its assets to a Chinese private investor.