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Dr. Sebastian Jungermann (12/03/13)
Dr. Sebastian Jungermann is a partner in Kaye Scholer’s Frankfurt office and heads the German Competition and Antitrust Practice. Sebastian advises clients regarding German and European competition and antitrust laws, including German, EU and multi-jurisdictional merger control proceedings, cartel proceedings, abuse-of-dominance proceedings, litigation, compliance programs, as well as internal audits and contractual advice. Sebastian represents his clients before courts, the German Federal Cartel Office, the European Commission as well as the US Department of Justice. Sebastian further advises in the fields of corporate law, IP, data protection, outsourcing and other technology-related areas. In addition, Sebastian is involved in international litigation, including pre-trial discovery proceedings in support of US litigation.
Jennifer B. Patterson (12/03/13)
Jennifer B. Patterson litigates complex commercial disputes with a focus on antitrust litigation and counseling. She has handled a wide range of litigations from inception through trial, post-trial proceedings, and appeals. She has defended major US and foreign corporations in private antitrust lawsuits and class actions and in related investigations and enforcement proceedings by the Department of Justice, state attorneys general, and foreign competition agencies. She has handled internal investigations concerning potential antitrust violations and other illegal activity. Jennifer has advised companies with respect to the antitrust implications of mergers and acquisitions, including conducting worldwide analyses of pre-merger notification requirements and acting as coordinating counsel for all necessary filings. She also advises on distribution and pricing programs and other aspects of competitor and customer relations. Jennifer has counseled and represented clients in such industries as rail freight transportation, auto parts, pharmaceuticals, biometric identification, poultry breeding, food additives, pesticides, publishing, aircraft parts, optical film and flat glass manufacturing.
Sandra Pfister (12/03/13)
Sandra Pfister is a Partner and a German-qualified corporate finance lawyer in Kaye Scholer’s Finance group. Sandra has extensive experience advising both banks and borrowers on a wide variety of corporate and structured finance transactions, including acquisition finance (both public bids and leveraged acquisitions), syndicated and bilateral lending, project finance, real estate finance, debt restructurings and Schuldschein loans (loan notes), as well as other general banking matters, both cross-border and in Germany. Additionally, her experience includes international debt and equity capital markets transactions such as corporate bond offerings (including high yields, LYONs, convertible and exchangeable bonds), IPOs, dual listings (including on NASDAQ), rights offerings and mandatory bids.
Dr. Gottfried Freier (12/03/13)
Dr. Gottfried Freier is Special Counsel at Kaye Scholer and headed the Frankfurt office as its Managing Partner from 2007 to May 2012. Prior to going into private practice, Dr. Freier was in-house counsel with BASF Aktiengesellschaft in the Patent, Central Legal and Group Tax Departments, and later became General Counsel of BASF Pharma, with worldwide responsibility for legal, taxes, insurance and trademarks.
Zhe Yu (11/21/13)
Zhe (Kevin) Yu is an Associate in Kaye Scholer’s Shanghai office, which he joined in 2004. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investment, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, employment and general corporate advice. Zhe has advised public and private multinationals and private equity funds on the structuring of their operations in China. His experience includes mergers and acquisitions, direct investment, joint ventures, reorganizations and dissolutions. He serves clients in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, consumer products, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and hospitality. Zhe is a native speaker of Mandarin and is fluent in English.