Benedikt von Schorlemer, LLM (NYU), is a partner at Ashurst LLP and heads the German corporate group. He studied law at the universities of Freiburg, Geneva and Munich and was admitted to the Bar in 1997. In 1998 he received a PhD (Dr jur) from the University of Regensburg. Dr von Schorlemer has specialised in the areas of private equity and M&A. He advises German and international clients on acquisitions and divestitures and on all related matters, including restructurings and carve-outs. He advises private equity investors in all stages of an investment cycle, from financing to exits. Dr von Schorlemer has particular expertise in the chemical, medical devices and automotive sectors.