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Dr Heiko Gotsche

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Baker McKenzie

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Baker McKenzie's Corporate / M&A Practice Group in Germany

Position

Partner

Career

Dr. Heiko Gotsche is a partner in the Firm's Dusseldorf office. He has extensive experience in advising clients on domestic and cross-border M&A transactions as well as on corporate law matters. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Dr. Gotsche worked for the Dusseldorf, London and Frankfurt offices of Hengeler Mueller.

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German

Education

  • London School of Economics (LSE) (LL.M.) (2010)
  • University of Muenster (Dr. jur.) (2008)
  • Court of Appeal, Cologne (Second State Exam) (2008)
  • University of Muenster (First State Exam) (2005)
  • University of Paris II (Pantheon-Assas) (2003)


Germany: Corporate and M&A

M&A: mid-sized deals (sub-€500m)

Within: Next generation lawyers

Heiko Gotsche - Baker McKenzie

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

The M&A advice provided by Baker McKenzie is ‘to the point’, and ‘previously agreed fee agreements are adhered to’. The practice has a strong network internationally and the majority of its deals have a cross-border component. Highlights included advising Corestate Capital Holding on the acquisition of HFS Helvetic Financial Services; Creos Deutschland on the acquisition of all shares in Steag Netz in a bidding process; and Winkler+Dünnebier on the acquisition of Bicma Hygiene Technologie. Nikolaus Reinhuber, Christian Atzler and Heiko Gotsche are also noted alongside ‘excellent negotiatorThomas Gilles.

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Germany: Private equity

Transactions

Within: Transactions

Baker McKenzie acts for financial investors, private equity funds, strategic investors and family offices in national and cross-border transactions. It significantly expanded its practice with the addition of Berthold Hummel, counsel Katja Heuterkes and counsel Julia Braun, who were previously at Dechert LLP. Highlights included advising Avedon Capital Partners on the acquisition of the Altendorf group (led by practice head Ingo Strauss and M&A lawyer Heiko Gotsche), and assisting Deutsche Beteiligungs AG and its DBAG Fund VII with an investment in duagon (for which the group cooperated with the Zurich office). Gerald Schumann joined DLA Piper in September 2018.

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