Oliver Cleblad
Lawyer (Rechtsanwalt), Partner

Oliver Cleblad is head of the corporate, commercial, and mergers & acquisitions practice groups at kallan.


He advises industrial and financial investors on acquisitions, divestments and joint ventures, as well as industrial clients on commercial agreements of all kind (in particular distribution, sales and manufacturing agreements), with a focus on cross-border transactions. Further, he regularly advises on corporate law matters, including shareholders' agreements and corporate governance. His work covers the broad corporate spectrum including the provision of strategic advice, the drafting and negotiation of contracts and advice on the implementation and follow through after corporate acquisitions and other transactions.


In the field of M&A, Oliver Cleblad has extensive experience in supporting technology companies and other industrial clients in acquisitions, and in dealing with targets that are owner-managed Mittelstand companies.

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Oliver Cleblad

German, English, Swedish

  • kallan Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft (since 2016)
  • Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå AB (2000-2016)
  • Oberlandesgericht Nürnberg (Legal clerkship)
  • University of Regensburg and University of Uppsala (law studies)
Recent Experience
  • JUVE Handbook 2015/2016 and 2017/2018: Often recommended for M&A
  • Handelsblatt/The Best Lawyers in Germany in the field of corporate law (2016 - 2023)
Activities and memberships


  • Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Germany – Member of the board for the Rhein-Main region


  • German Bar Association
  • Committee for international business law in the German Bar Association
  • AIJA (International Association of Young Lawyers)
  • Scientific Association for Corporate and Company Law (Wissenschaftliche Vereinigung für Unternehmens- und Gesellschaftsrecht - VGR)