Alfred Kossmann

Selbständig (Zurich)
Legal Consultant

Alfred Kossmann is a Legal consultant at the consulting startup Selbständig. He retired from Shearman and Sterling in 2022. He was a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions practice. Alfred focused on corporate law and mergers and acquisitions, including restructuring of business groups and joint ventures. He has extensive experience in structuring cross-border private and public mergers and public take-overs, combined with in-depth industry knowledge with a focus on the healthcare and chemical industries. Alfred has also significant experience with start-up transactions. Alfred provided advice to management boards and supervisory boards of private and stock listed corporations in respect of corporate law matters, including in respect of take-over situations or compliance matters. He also provided financial investors with transactional advice. Alfred frequently publishes articles in German law journals.


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Alfred Kossmann, James Webber, Ruba Noorali, Elvira Aliende Rodriguez The EU Commission introduces a Temporary Framework which enables governments to offer extensive State-backed loans to the aviation industry affected by COVID-19


Although the EU’s introduction of a Temporary Framework has enabled governments to offer extensive State-backed loans, the airline industry needs more than just credit—it will need equity. However, State aid to the aviation industry is strictly regulated by the European Commission (the (...)

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