Noerr expands its Public M&A and stock corporation law practice with Jörg-Peter Kraack


Noerr is strengthening its advisory team for public takeovers (public M&A) and stock corporation law at its Hamburg office: Jörg-Peter Kraack (41) will join Noerr’s office in the northern German city as a new associated partner on 1 January 2022. He previously worked for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Hamburg.

Jörg-Peter Kraack specialises in providing legal advice to listed companies and their governing bodies on issues of stock corporation and capital markets as well as corporate law, including corporate governance. He regularly advises on M&A and capital market transactions with a particular focus on public takeovers.

In Hamburg, the new associated partner will work with Volker Land, who is also co-head of the office, and Stephan Schulz.

“With the addition of Jörg-Peter Kraack, we are further strengthening our position as one of the leading law firms in Hamburg,” says Holger Alfes, co-head of the firm’s Capital Markets practice. “One of the particular strengths of our Hamburg M&A and capital markets team is advising companies and financial investors on public takeovers. Jörg-Peter Kraack is a perfect fit for the team in this strategically important area.”

Jörg-Peter Kraack will provide ongoing advice across all of Noerr’s offices to listed companies and contribute his expertise in M&A and capital market transactions.

Jörg-Peter Kraack has worked as a lawyer for Freshfields since 2013 and was, for example, involved in advising the Busch Group on its voluntary public takeover offer to the shareholders of Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG and STADA Arzneimittel AG on competing public takeover offers by the financial investors Bain/Cinven and Advent/Permira, as well as Tocos Beteiligung GmbH on its voluntary public takeover offer to the shareholders of Hawesko Holding AG. He also advised Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG on several occasions on the offer of a scrip dividend and was involved in advising Nordex SE on the acquisition of Acciona Windpower S.A. by way of a share-for-share deal as well as on a capital increase and the subsequent takeover offer of Acciona S.A.

Jörg-Peter Kraack studied law at Bucerius Law School (Hamburg) and Osgoode Hall Law School (Toronto, Canada).