Katrin Andrä

Rechtsanwältin (Lawyer)
Partner
Practice Group: Mergers & Acquisitions
Practice Group: Corporate

Katrin Andrä advises primarily on M&A transactions, joint ventures, reorganisations and general corporate law. She has long standing expertise in advising companies in the regulated industries, e.g. energy (including renewables), infrastructure and public sector enterprises.

Expertise

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Joint ventures, Reorganisations
  • Corporate law

Career

  • Studied law at Friedrich Schiller University in Jena
  • Internship at Erfurt Regional Court, administrative station at the German University of Administrative Sciences in Speyer
  • At Noerr since 2011
  • Admitted to the Berlin Chamber of Lawyers
  • Secondment to US partner law firm Pepper Hamilton LLP in New York in 2015
  • Secondment with legal department of Gegenbauer group in 2019
  • Lecturer at Technischen Hochschule Wildau (on corporate contract design)

Selected Projects

  • Liwathon: Advising on takeover of Shell's stake in PCK refinery (2021)
  • Wirecard Insolvenzverwalter Dr. Michael Jaffé: Advising on sale of Wirecard group entities in Asia (2021)
  • State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC): Advising subsidiaries of the world’s largest network operator on their entry into the German market and various transactions (2014-2022)
  • Howden (portfolio company of KPS) in the acquisition of Balcke-Dürr Rothemühle (2020/2021)
  • Federal Government (Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy) on the draft coal phase-out law and negotiations with the energy supply companies on phasing out lignite-based electricity generation (2020/2021)
  • Kapsch TrafficCom & eventim in litigation regarding the settlement of the infrastructure levy project (2019/2020)
  • Swisspower Renewables GmbH: Structuring of new wind parks/repowering (2019/2020)
  • Veolia: Advising on the sale of 25.1% in the municipal utility company BS|ENERGY to Thüga by way of a tender process (2018/2020)
  • Zimmer GmbH: Advising on restructuring and general corporate law (ongoing)
  • Gegenbauer: Advising on the combination of its Facility Management Services, on various M&A deals and general corporate law (2019/2020/2021)
  • German Government (Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy): Advising 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 on the conclusion of a public law agreement (2016-2017)

Distinctions

  • „Katrin Andrä offers a high level of detailed knowledge and has a digital affinity.”, Legal 500 Germany (2020)

Memberships

  • International Bar Association (IBA)

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)