Noerr advises Mercedes-Benz on divestiture of its Russian business


With a team led by partners Martin Neuhaus, Björn Paulsen and Harald Selzner, Noerr has advised the Mercedes-Benz Group on the divestiture of its Russian business to Russian AVTODOM Group. The transaction was completed on 24 April 2023 following the granting of all regulatory approvals.

The Mercedes-Benz Group, through various group companies, until recently carried out vehicle sales, vehicle production and a financing and banking business in the territory of the Russian Federation. At the beginning of 2022, the Mercedes-Benz Group decided to divest its engagement in the Russian Federation. The sale was structured through a competitive bidding process involving a number of potential investors.

Advisors to Mercedes-Benz: Noerr Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB

Team lead: Martin Neuhaus, Björn Paulsen, Harald Selzner (all Partners, Corporate/M&A)

Corporate/M&A: Jan-Philipp Meier (Associated Partner), Benedikt Vogt (Associated Partner), Florian Döpking (Associated Partner), Viktor Gerbutov (Counsel), Hannah Besting, (Senior Associate), Ilya Hatskevich (Associate), Bettina Raschke (Associate)

Digital Business/Commercial: Torsten Kraul (Partner), Felix Muhl (Partner)

Capital Markets: Philip Schmoll (Associated Partner)

Banking & Finance: Alexander Schilling (Partner)

Governmental / Regulatory: Bärbel Sachs (Partner)