Oliver Olah

Oliver Olah

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Oliver Olah focuses his practice on domestic and cross-border private equity, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, equity investments, and general corporate representation across a variety of industries, including financial institutions, funds, venture capital, energy, natural resources, infrastructure and consumer products with a particular focus on U.S./European inbound and outbound transactional matters.

Oliver works with private equity investors, their portfolio companies, financial institutions, corporate clients and senior management across multiple jurisdictions in connection with buy-side and sell-side assignments, acquisitions, divestitures,  joint ventures, co-investments, venture capital deals, restructurings, strategic investments, and other corporate transactional and investment matters involving corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships. He is triple qualified in the U.S. (New York and District of Columbia), the U.K. and Germany. Prior to joining the firm, Oliver worked at international law firms in New York, Frankfurt, and Munich.

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Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented a U.S. financial services company as registered investment advisor in the majority stake acquisition by certain private equity investors (equity investment and tender offer).°
  • Represented a U.S. private equity fund in an investment in a broker-dealer business.°
  • Represented a U.S. private equity fund in its senior equity investment in a FinTech platform.°
  • Represented a U.K. private equity firm in connection with certain option arrangements.°
  • Represented a German real estate investment fund in its joint venture with a S. private equity fund to form a real estate joint venture platform.°
  • Represented a U.S. private equity firm in its exit from an online classified ads business.°
  • Represented a U.S. private equity firm in connection with a transaction to sell its majority stake in a communications software and digital services company to a French information technology company.°
  • Represented certain Norwegian investors in the acquisition of shares in a public real estate company.°
  • Represented the venture capital arm of a European media conglomerate in its early stage venture capital investment in an online retail start-up.°
  • Represented the venture capital arm of a European media conglomerate in its early stage venture capital investment in a telecommunications and digital media start-up.°
  • Represented a U.S. financial services firm in the proposed acquisition of certain asset and wealth management businesses.°
  • Represented a German bank in the sale of its private banking subsidiary to an investor.°
  • Represented a U.S. real estate fund in the acquisition of a real estate portfolio.°
  • Represented a U.S. real estate fund in various restructurings and portfolio company, corporate governance and regulatory matters.°
  • Represented a U.K. financial services firm in the proposed acquisition of certain commercial real estate assets.°
  • Represented a U.S. real estate fund in various real estate portfolio restructuring and finance transactions.°
  • Represented two U.S. private equity sponsors in the acquisition of a food service company.°
  • Represented a French insurance group in the cross-border acquisition of a Mexican subsidiary from a Dutch insurance group.°
  • Represented a U.S. financial services firm in the reorganization of a European asset management joint venture.°
  • Represented two U.S. financial services firms in an equity investment in a reinsurance company.°
  • Represented a Swiss reinsurance company in connection with a surplus loan note.°
  • Represented a U.S. private equity firm in connection with the proposed acquisition of certain hospitality assets.°
  • Represented the merchant banking division of a U.S. financial institution in connection with its equity investment in an oil and gas company.°
  • Represented a European shipping company and a Korean merchant marine company in the cross-border out-of-bankruptcy acquisition of certain terminals in the U.S. from a Korean shipping company.°
  • Represented a U.S. private equity firm in its equity investment in a natural gas production company.°
  • Represented the merchant banking division of a U.S. financial institution in the sale of an infrastructure business to a private equity investor.°
  • Represented a U.S. energy private equity firm in its equity investment in an oil and gas exploration and production company.°
  • Represented a U.S. energy investment firm in the proposed acquisition of certain oil and gas assets.°
  • Represented a U.S. private equity firm in its equity investment in a Mexican energy company.°
  • Represented a U.S. energy private equity firm in its equity investment in an oil and gas exploration and production company.°
  • Represented senior management in a proposed equity investment in an oilfield services joint venture.°
  • Represented a U.S. private equity firm in connection with its equity investment in an upstream oil and gas company.°
  • Represented a U.S. energy investment firm in a restructuring transaction and related corporate governance matters.°
  • Represented a U.S. private equity firm in connection with its equity investment in an oil and gas exploration and production company.°
  • Represented a European energy generation, distribution and trading conglomerate in its bid for certain lignite and hydro energy assets.°
  • Represented a consortium of private equity sponsors and a Canadian pension fund in a bid for the cross-border acquisition of certain industrial assets and related co-investments in connection with the merger between two European cement conglomerates.°
  • Represented a U.S. private equity fund in a transaction to acquire a wind turbine manufacturer from an Indian conglomerate.°
  • Represented a Chinese private equity investor in its acquisition of a cargo handling company from a European private equity sponsor.°
  • Represented a German private equity firm in the cross-border sale of an automotive manufacturing company to a Mexican automotive supplier. °
  • Represented an Indonesian operator of telecommunication towers in the proposed acquisition of telecommunication towers in Europe.°
  • Represented a U.S. private equity firm in connection with the acquisition of a stake in a German shipping company.°
  • Represented a German industrial conglomerate in the proposed sale of certain automotive equipment assets.°
  • Represented the merchant banking division of aS. financial institution in the buyout of a packaging business.°
  • Represented a Japanese industrial conglomerate in its cross-border acquisition of a stake in a Brazilian oil company.°
  • Represented a Japanese industrial conglomerate in the cross-border project financing for a gas pipeline in Venezuela.°
  • Represented a Japanese industrial conglomerate in the proposed acquisition of a U.S. utilities company.°
  • Represented a Japanese industrial conglomerate in its sale of a U.S. pet food company.°
  • Represented a U.S. mining company in the cross-border project financing for the extension of a copper mine in Peru.°
  • Represented affiliates of Crestview Advisors in connection with their acquisition of ATC Drivetrain, a leading independent remanufacturer of automotive drivetrain components (primarily transmissions, engines and related components) for in-warranty vehicles in the United States.
  • Represented a German water technology company in its proposed acquisition of certain water filter assets.°
  • Represented a U.K. private equity firm in its bid for the glass bottle unit of a French consumer products conglomerate.°
  • Represented a strategic investor from Hong Kong in a transaction to acquire certain seafood processing facilities in Europe.°
  • Represented a U.S. private equity firm in connection with a European fashion retail joint venture.°
  • Represented the founders in the buyout of their fashion retail business by a French private equity sponsor.°
  • Represented a French spirits group in the cross-border sale of a whiskey business to an Italian spirits group.°
  • Represented a French spirits group in the sale of a rum business to a U.S. spirits group.°
  • Represented a French spirits group in connection with certain U.S. distribution arrangements.°
  • Represented a French spirits group in the cross-border acquisition of a vodka business from the Kingdom of Sweden.°

° Some of the above representations were handled by Mr. Olah prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Harvard Law School / Harvard Business School Executive Education Program, Senior Module, 2013
  • Selected as Young Leader of the American Council on Germany (ACG), 2009
  • Member, American Council on Germany (ACG)
  • Member, Global Bridges e.V.
  • Member, Columbia Law School Alumni Association
  • Member, Oxford University Alumni Association

Credentials

Education
  • LL.M., Columbia University Law School, 2005
    • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
    • Bucerius Scholar
    • DAAD Scholar
  • First Legal State Exam (J.D.), magna cum laude, LMU Munich School of Law, 2005
    • German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung) Scholar
  • Diploma in Legal Studies, University of Oxford, 2001
    • German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung) Scholar
Admissions
  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • England and Wales
  • Germany
Languages
  • German, Fluent
  • Hungarian, Fluent
  • French, Fluent
  • Spanish, Conversational