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Location: Frankfurt, Germany
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Dr. Philipp Heer


Philipp leads HWF’s offering in the German speaking countries. He has a wealth of knowledge in placing bespoke transactional risk insurance products (W&I, tax, contingent) in the context of M&A transactions. Philipp is regarded as a leading broker in Germany and clients value his proactive approach and technical excellence.

Philipp and his team have advised on numerous complex transactions in the German market and have been able to spearhead innovative developments in the market.

Philipp is a trained lawyer, admitted in Germany and the USA. He is fluent in German and English.

Recent Experience

Philipp’s recent experience includes:

  • Assisting SECO S.p.A, leader in the computer manufacturing and software development sector, in the procurement of a buyer W&I policy in respect of their acquisition of Garz & Fricke GmbH.

Prior to joining HWF, Philipp spent several years as an attorney with leading international law firms in Germany and the United States and advised German and international clients on all aspects of corporate law, takeover law, and in connection with M&A transactions. In particular with respect to national and cross-border transactions. Additionally, Philipp has been active working on private equity and venture capital transactions over the previous years.

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HWF’s ability to drive the process forward de-risks the M&A processes we are involved with. We count on their reliability and expertise, even where there are complex issues or challenging timetables

James Renahan, Travers Smith

We use HWF wherever the opportunity arises because they advise, structure and execute W&I insurance policies with great efficiency. Our trust in their service and process allows us to focus on our job resulting in positive client outcomes on their M&A deals

Helen Croke, Ropes & Gray

I am always happy to recommend HWF on deals; their in-depth experience of both M&A and the insurance market, combined with a pragmatic approach, leads to smoother processes, better coverage positions and ultimately happier clients

Aaron Fairhurst, CMS