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White & Case LLP

JOHN F. KENNEDY-HAUS, RAHEL HIRSCH-STRAßE 10, 10557 BERLIN, GERMANY
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Work +49 30 880 91 10
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Dr Jörg Kraffel

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White & Case

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Mergers & Acquisitions, Power, Oil & Gas

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Partner

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Germany: Corporate and M&A

M&A: mid-sized deals (sub-€500m)

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

White & Case LLP’s 19-partner M&A team ‘thinks with an entrepreneurial and client-oriented mind’. It is often involved in cross-border transactions, with inbound mandates from China playing a particularly important role. Highlights included advising Asklepios Kliniken on the acquisition of the Paracelsus Group; assisting Conzzeta with the acquisition of Otto Bock Group’s plastics division; and acting for automotive supplier Faurecia on the acquisition of Hug Engineering. Tobias Heinrich is ‘a strong project manager’ and has ‘extensive technical experience’. Roger Kiem, Markus Hauptmann and practice head Jörg Kraffel are also recommended. Matthias Kiesewetter made partner in the Hamburg office in January 2018.

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Germany: Industry focus

Energy

Within: Energy

White & Case LLP’s eight-partner strong energy law team is noted for its ‘outstanding industry expertise’, ‘quick response times’ and for the ‘significant number of lawyers with strong in-house experience’. Under the lead of Peter Rosin and Thomas Burmeister, the team handles M&A transactions, restructurings and complex regulatory matters. Clients, including EnBW, Gasunie and Vattenfall Europe Business Services, also benefit from the close collaboration with the corporate practice around Jörg Kraffel, the project finance team led by Florian Degenhardt and the capital markets expertise provided by Karsten Wöckener’s practice. Recent highlights include advising Steag on the sale of a 49% share in Steag Fernwärme to Meag; assisting a banking syndicate as arrangers with the refinancing of the acquisition of shares of E.ON Westfalen Weser; and representing several operators of regulated energy supply networks in landmark proceedings concerning the determination of the equity yield rate at the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf. In the renewable energy space, the firm advised Steag on a strategic partnership with Allianz Global Investors concnering the sale of shares in a French wind farm portfolio. The team was strengthened by Stefan Bressler’s arrival from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Sabine Schulte-Beckhausen is now with WTS and Guido Hermeier joined Amprion.

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