Katrin Andrä

Rechtsanwältin (Lawyer), Partner

Mergers & Acquisitions

Kathrin Andrä

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.


  • Gegenbauer on its merger with Apleona Group (2022/2023)
  • Geodesia on the acquisition of majority stakes in Proef group and MUP Kabelmontagen & Baumanagement GmbH (2022/2023)
  • FSN Capital: Advising on its acquisition of a majority stake in Epista Life Science Group (2022)
  • Gegenbauer: Advising on the combination of its Facility Management Services, on various M&A deals and general corporate law (2019 - 2022)
  • Liwathon: Advising on takeover of Shell's stake in PCK refinery (2021/2022)
  • Wirecard Insolvenzverwalter Dr. Michael Jaffé: Advising on sale of Wirecard group entities in Asia (2021)
  • Howden (portfolio company of KPS): Advising on the acquisition of Balcke-Dürr Rothemühle (2020/2021) (2020/2021)
  • 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)
  • Zimmer GmbH: Advising on restructuring and general corporate law (ongoing)
  • Federal Government (Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy): Advising 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: Advising on 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)
  • 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)


  • „Katrin Andrä offers a high level of detailed knowledge and has a digital affinity.”, Legal 500 Energy Germany (2020)
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers Germany 2022 for Mergers & Acquisitions


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)


  • International Bar Association (IBA)


  • 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)