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Norton Rose Fulbright

THEATINERSTRASSE 11, 80333 MÜNCHEN, GERMANY
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Work +49 89 21 21 48 0
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www.nortonrosefulbright.com

Klaus Bader

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Work +49 89 212148 443
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Norton Rose Fulbright

Work Department

Corporate

Position

Partner

Career

http://www.nortonrosefulbright.com/people/15085


Germany: Corporate and M&A

Corporate

Within: Corporate

Norton Rose Fulbright provides ‘reliable advice’ on corporate governance and compliance matters as well as mergers, reorganisations and charter amendments. The group also recently handled some changes of the legal form from a public limited company (AG) to an SE; for example, Sumitomo Electric Bordnetze was advised on the change of legal form to an SE, which also included handling a dispute concerning the legal status. From Munich, Frankfurt and Hamburg respectively, Klaus Bader, Frank Regelin and Klaus von Gierke lead the practice, which also includes Eva-Maria Barbosa and Andreas Börner, who are recommended for their insurance expertise. A ten-strong team led by Alexander von Bergwelt, Michael Malterer and Igsaan Varachia left the firm in July 2016 to join Dentons, after the firm already saw Sascha Grimm’s departure to an in-house post in May 2016. In February 2017, Patrick Narr and team joined from White & Case LLP. Partner promotions include Katrin Stieß and Peter Holst in May 2016 and Heiko Bertelmann in May 2017.

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M&A: mid-sized international deals (€100m-€500m)

Within: M&A: mid-sized international deals (€100m-€500m)

Norton Rose Fulbright provides ‘client and service-oriented’ advice with a focus on energy and infrastructure, insurance, agribusiness and capital market transactions, and more recently in the technology sector and financial institutions. Sandvik retained the group for the sale of its mining systems operations business in a bidding procedure which involved more than 15 jurisdictions. An example for a merger is acting on behalf of machine tool manufacturer Rofin-Sinar Technologies concerning the merger with laser manufacturer Coherent. Klaus Bader, Frank Regelin and Klaus von Gierke co-lead the group. Sascha Grimm left to work in-house at Veritas in May 2016, while Alexander von Bergwelt, Michael Malterer and Igsaan Varachia left for Dentons two months later. However, the group also saw the arrival of Patrick Narr from White & Case LLP and three internal partner promotions: Katrin Stieß and Peter Holst in May 2016 and Heiko Bertelmann in May 2017.

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Germany: Industry focus

Energy

Within: Energy

Following the addition of Gerd Stuhlmacher from E.ON Global Commodities in March 2017, Norton Rose Fulbright now also offers compliance, contract and commercial law assistance in the energy sector. Practice head Klaus Bader’s highlights include advising GE Capital/Coriolis on an equity investment in offshore wind farm Merkur and assisting Energie 360° and its subsidiary Smart Energy Innovationsfonds with a minority investment in energy storage developers VoltStorage and Luftmeister, which has developed the first air energy meter. Financing experts Dirk Trautmann, in Munich, and Timo Noftz, in Hamburg, advised an international consortium of banks on the €950m refinancing of offshore wind farm Butendiek. Of counsel Felix Dinger gained Senvion as a new client, assisting the company with a turbine supply contract and in procurement matters pertaining to wind farm Trianel Borkum II.

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