Katrin Andrä

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

Katrin advises national and international clients primarily on mergers and acquisitions (including sales and acquisitions of businesses by way of asset or share deal), market entries, performance of due diligence exercises, reorganizations and joint ventures. She especially has expertise in advising (international) companies in the regulated industries, e.g. energy – including renewable energies and energy-intensive industries –, infrastructure and public sector enterprises.


  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Joint Ventures / Participation Agreements
  • 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 lawfirm Pepper Hamilton LLP in 2015


  • German federal government on reorganising the financing of nuclear waste disposal (2016)
  • 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)
  • AREVA on the sale of its nuclear energy branch Canberra (2015/2016)
  • 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)
  • Subsidiaries of State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), the world's largest network operator, on the entry into the German market (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 (2013/2014)
  • 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 a research institute (2012 - 2016)
  • 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)
  • RENERGIE green solutions / Raiffeisen Holding Niederösterreich-Wien on the acquisition of diverse biogas plants (2012)


  • 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 (with Dr. Ingo Theusinger), in: Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht (ZIP) 2014 pp. 1916 et. seq.