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Josef Hofschroer focuses his practice on corporate law, with an emphasis on M&A transactions for national and international clients. He particularly advises on all aspects of capital markets and securities law. Furthermore, his practice includes distressed investments as well as joint ventures.

Josef has particularly wide-ranging experience in the fields of energy, technology, telecommunications and real estate. Among his clients are start-ups, medium-sized and large companies as well as investors.

Prior to joining the firm, Josef worked for four years as a partner at Olswang in Berlin, and prior to that with Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York, and spent more than five years with the German law firm Hengeler Mueller in Berlin and Frankfurt.


  • Private & public M&A
  • Joint ventures
  • Corporate law
  • Real estate transactions
  • Capital markets


Recognition & Leadership

  • Selected, Legal 500 EMEA, 2022-2024
    • Recognized Individuals, Corporate, 2022-2024
    • Recognized Individuals, M&A, 2023-2024
    • Recognized Individuals, M&A Mid-Sized Deals (SUB-€500M), 2022
  • Team Member, a Law360 “Hospitality Practice Group of the Year,” 2021
  • Listed, IFLR1000, "Notable Practitioner," M&A, 2019-2023
  • Recommended by Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers in Germany 2018/2019 in the fields of M&A and Real Estate Law
  • Team Member, PERE Global Awards, Law Firm of the Year: Fund Formation in Europe, 2018 
  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2017
  • The 2017 edition of The Legal 500 describes Josef as "appreciated for his negotiation skills".


  • Dr. iur., Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen/Germany
  • Second Legal State Exam, Berlin/Germany, 2004
  • First Legal State Exam, Giessen/Germany, 1998
  • Germany
  • German
  • English