My engagement in M&A transactions usually begins well before the kick-off and ends long after the closing. In between, I serve my clients along the way to a successful completion of our project not only as an experienced expert but also as pioneer, sparring partner, trusted advisor, troubleshooter and highly motivated team player.

I have been working in the Duesseldorf office since 2020 as a partner in our international Corporate Practice Group. I give advice on M&A transactions, joint ventures, restructuring and corporate law. My work focuses on cross-border M&A transactions for German and international strategic investors. In addition, I have specialised experience in distressed M&A, in sales mandates (including auction procedures) and in advising private equity investors and their portfolio companies.

Before joining our firm, I worked for roughly ten years in the Corporate/M&A departments of two major German law firms in Duesseldorf, and completed a secondment of several months at a global law firm in Boston in the Private Equity Transactions group.

My advisory services particularly focus on M&A transactions in the dynamic industry sectors of technology & communications, and retail & consumer goods. In the technology & communication sector, it is extremely interesting to guide my clients in investments in future technology. In this way, I learn about technology that will revolutionize our future at an early stage. The retail & consumer goods sector is in a phase of disruptive change. Supporting my clients in adapting and expanding their business models through M&A transactions is as challenging as it is exciting.

My clients regularly praise my ability to put myself in their business issues and problems, my enthusiasm and passion - and last but not least my sense of humour!

  • Peek & Cloppenburg on the acquisition of insolvent Stylebop and on corporate law issues (*Mandate from previous employment with another law firm).
  • Elanco on the acquisition of Bayer Animal Health (*Mandate from previous employment with another law firm).
  • Waterland and its portfolio companies in numerous M&A transactions in the health care and IT sectors (*Mandate from previous employment with another law firm).
  • Atos in acquisitions of business units of Siemens (*Mandate from previous employment with another law firm).
  • Gottfried Schultz in the acquisition of further locations from an insolvency administrator (*Mandate from previous employment with another law firm).
  • Finnish industrial group on the proposed acquisition of a German industrial group division (*Mandate from previous employment with another law firm).
  • French private equity investor on the proposed acquisition of a German fibre optic network operator (*Mandate from previous employment with another law firm).
  • US IT group on a joint venture with German insurance group (*Mandate from previous employment with another law firm).
  • Caverion on the sale of Krantz and further M&A transactions (*Mandate from previous employment with another law firm).
  • E.ON on the sale of its Italian solar, hydro, coal and gas power plants to various investors (*Mandate from previous employment with another law firm).
  • Henkel on the sale of its Western European construction chemicals business for professional users to BASF (*Mandate from previous employment with another law firm).
  • Primondo on the sale of Madeleine and Peter Hahn to Equistone (*Mandate from previous employment with another law firm).
  • Rickmers group on the sale of its ship management activities to a consortium of Zeaborn group and Bertram Rickmers (*Mandate from previous employment with another law firm).
  • Trustee of a German wheel manufacturer in the sale to a US investor (*Mandate from previous employment with another law firm).
  • Insolvency administrator of Praktiker on the sale of European subsidiaries (*Mandate from previous employment with another law firm).
  • Shareholders of Bonner Generalanzeiger group on the sale to Rheinische Post (*Mandate from previous employment with another law firm).
Education
  • Legal studies at the universities of Trier and Mannheim
  • Legal clerkship at the OLG Düsseldorf
  • Doctorate on a topic of corporate law at the University of Mannheim
Admissions
  • Attorney since 2011