Katrin Andrä

Associated Partner
Practice Group Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions
Practice Group Energy

Katrin advises national and international clients primarily on M&A transactions, market entries, reorganisations and joint ventures. She has long standing expertise in advising (international) companies in the regulated industries, e.g. energy (including renewables and energy-intensive industries), infrastructure and public sector enterprises.


  • Transactions, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Joint Ventures
  • Reorganisations: Mergers, Spin-offs, etc:
  • Corporate law (including Corporate Governance)


  • Legal studies at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
  • Internship at the country court Erfurt, administration station at the Deutsche Hochschule für Verwaltungswissenschaften in Speyer
  • With Noerr since 2011
  • Admitted to the Berlin Chamber of Lawyers
  • Secondment with US partner law firm Pepper Hamilton LLP in New York in 2015

Selected Projects

  • Kieser Training AG on joint venture with the Chinese project developer EuroSinoInvest (ESI) which marks Kieser Trainings’ market entry to China (2016-2017)
  • German Government (Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy) in connection with the legislative package on the reorganisation of the financing of nuclear waste disposal, setting up a state fund and the necessary negotiations with the energy companies (2016-2017)
  • Allianz Real Estate on the set-up of a joint venture with the publicly listed project developer VGP N.V. re. real estate located in various European countries (2016)
  • Persicon on the sale of its IT security advisory business to PwC (2016)
  • Subsidiaries of State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), the world's largest network operator, on the entry into the German market and various transactions (2014-2017)
  • AREVA on the sale of its nuclear energy branch Canberra to Mirion Technologies (2015/2016)
  • Veolia Group in the course of the re-municipalisation of Berliner Wasserbetriebe, e.g. on the sale of its participation to Land Berlin as well as on the sale of its shares in Kompetenzzentrum Wasser Berlin gGmbH (2012 - 2016)
  • Augusta Asset Management (Irish Investment Fonds) on the exit of various fonds holding German assets (2014 - 2016)
  • Helios-Group on the reorganization of Wittgensteiner Hospitals-Branch including 12 spin-offs (2015)
  • STEAG New Energies on tender proceedings and on structured international bidding contests re. energy and renewable enterprises
  • China Fire Safety Enterprise Group Ltd. on a joint venture with Chinese CIMC re. international Albert Ziegler Group (2015)
  • Medical Properties Trust on its acquisition (with a co-investor) of the rehabilitation clinic group Median and the sale-and-lease-back of the real estate (2014/2015)
  • Tyco International on the acquisition of the gas and flame detection specialist Industrial Safety Technologies (2014/2015)
  • Henrob group on the takeover of the British-American self-pierce riveting specialist Henrob by Atlas Copco group (2014)
  • Platform Specialty Products Corporation on the acquisition of the agro-chemical branch from Chemtura Agro Solution (2014)
  • Gegenbauer-Group in structured international bidding contests (2014)
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) on the worldwide merger with Hitachi of their respective thermal power operations (2013/2014)
  • Swisspower Renewables on divers acquisitions of several wind farms (2013-2015)
  • Dirk Rossmann-Group on acquisitions, corporate structuring and commercial contracts (2011-2014)
  • EDF Electricité de France on corporate structuring and acquisitions in Germany, including the participation in the charging infrastructure specialist ubitricity (2012-2014)


  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Young Professionals in Energy (YPE)

Selected Publications

  • Article on legal requirements of the acquisition of German corporations as shelf companies: “Die Aktivierung unternehmensloser Gesellschaften – Praktische Hinweise zur Verwendung von Vorrats- und Mantelgesellschaften”, Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht (ZIP) 2014 p. 1916 et. seq. (together with Dr. Ingo Theusinger)