Kevin Ruben

Kevin Ruben

Senior Associate, dr. iur

Kevin works with banking & finance and M&A. He is also a member of Schjødt's German Desk. Among others, his activities cover corporate and finance transactions, in particular cross-border transactions, where he has extensive experience.

Kevin studied at the Ruperto Carola University in Heidelberg, Germany with focus on German and international corporate law. During his legal traineeship he worked, inter alia, for CMS Hasche Sigle, Ashurst's international finance practice in London, Ashurst's corporate practice in Frankfurt a.M. and DLA Piper's finance practice in Oslo. Kevin also spent a part of his legal traineeship at the German University of Administrative Sciences focusing on European business law.

Before joining Schjødt, he was a Senior Associate at Bird & Bird LLP, working in its International Banking & Finance Group as well as in its International Corporate Group. Furthermore, he worked as a Consultant for Beiten Burkhardt and was seconded to the headquarter of Linde AG's Gas Division.

In 2008, he obtained a Doctorate degree in Law, writing on a topic of German and Austrian corporate law.                        

Key experience

  • Advising clients in syndicated secured refinancing arrangements and financial restructurings covering several jurisdictions
  • Advising one of the world's largest infrastructure funds on its acquisition financing, including subsequent amendment to the facilities agreement
  • Advising a client on structured financing obtained from US banks, including provision of local security and co-borrowing and advice on the structured financing of the client's subsequent merger to make it a part of the acquirer
  • Advising Lexmark on the acquisition of all shares in Saperion AG a software provider with subsidiaries in several jurisdictions including post-closing reorganization
  • Advising on the acquisition of the consumer portal Ciao from Microsoft which Microsoft had originally acquired for US$ 486 million
  • Advising PayPal (at that time a wholly owned subsidiary of eBay) on its acquisition of an online payment service provider
  • Advising a NASDAQ-listed software company on several acquisitions of German IT –companies, some covering 17 jurisdictions


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  • PhD, Leopold Franzens University Innsbruck, 2008
  • Ref. iur., Higher Regional Court Koblenz 2006 - 2008
  • Cand. iur., Ruperto Carola University, Heidelberg, 2005