Kevin Ruben

Kevin Ruben

Senior Lawyer, Dr. iur., Bergen Download CV Download vCard

Kevin specialises in M&A and finance transactions, corporate law and commercial contracts. He has gathered extensive experience in coordinating and executing cross-border transactions (including due diligences).

Before joining Schjødt, Kevin was a senior associate at Bird & Bird LLP, working in its international banking & finance group, as well as in the international corporate group. He was also a consultant for Beiten Burkhardt, and was seconded to the headquarter of Linde AG's gas division. He obtained a Doctorate degree in Law, writing on a topic of German and Austrian corporate law.

His native language is German, and he is a member of Schjødt's German Desk.

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About Kevin


  • Leading lawyer in several cross-border transactions
  • Corporate lawyer in M&A and PE transactions
  • Drafting templates for VC transactions


  • 2008

    Assessor Iuris, Higher Regional Court Koblenz, Germany

  • 2008

    Dr. iur. (PhD), University Innsbruck, Austria

  • 2007

    Referendar at German University of Administrative Science

  • 2005

    Mag. iur., University Heidelberg (Ruperto Carola), Germany


  • 2008

    Positive voting right duties in German and Austrian corporate law, Kevin Ruben


  • Leading Associate:advising Lexmark on the acquisition of all shares in Saperion AG a software provider with subsidiaries in several jurisdictions including post-closing reorganisation.
  • Leading Associate:advising on the acquisition of the consumer portal Ciao from Microsoft which Microsoft had originally acquired for US$ 486 million.
  • Leading Associate:advising PayPal (at that time a wholly owned subsidiary of eBay) on its acquisition of an online payment service provider.
  • Leading Associate:advising one of the world's largest infrastructure funds on its acquisition financing, including subsequent amendment to the facilities agreement.
  • Leading Associate:advising clients in syndicated secured refinancing arrangements and financial restructurings covering several jurisdictions.