Noerr represents Nippon Steel Corporation on its USD 14bn Acquisition of U. S. Steel


Noerr advised Nippon Steel Corporation (NSC), Japan’s largest steelmaker, on the acquisition of U. S. Steel for a total enterprise value of USD14.9 billion.

 Noerr acted on this transaction together with Ropes & Gray and advised on European aspects, in particular relating to U. S. Steel’s activities in Germany and CEE (U. S. Steel Europe). The transaction was announced in a press release on December 18, 2023.

NSC, headquartered in Japan, has a global presence in 15 additional countries and employs over 100,000 people. United States Steel Corporation is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with world-class operations across the United States and in Europe.

Advisors to Nippon Steel Corporation: Noerr

Lead: Martin Neuhaus (Partner, Corporate/M&A, Düsseldorf), Barbara Kusak (Partner, Corporate/M&A, Prague) and Pavol Rak (Partner, Employment/Corporate, Bratislava)

Corporate/M&A: Florian Döpking (Associated Partner, Düsseldorf), Petr Hrnčíř (Associated Partner), Michal Janicek (Counsel, both Prague), Martin Tupek (Counsel, Bratislava), Yurika Inoue (Senior Associate, Düsseldorf/Tokio); Lenka Hellingerová (Senior Associate), Radim Kotlaba (Senior Associate), Lucia Luptáková (Senior Associate, all Prague)

Banking & Finance: Ludek Chvosta (Associated Partner), Katarina Jendzelovska (Senior Associate, both Prague), Tomas Zaborsky (Senior Associate, Bratislava), Tereza Marek (Associate, Prague)

Digital Business: Martin Baraniak (Senior Associate, Bratislava),

Litigation: Christian Dolff (Associated Partner, Düsseldorf)

Real Estate: Adam Pichler (Senior Associate, Bratislava)

Regulatory: Tomáš Vick (Associate, Bratislava)