Dr. Armin Bartsch

Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer)
Associated Partner
Practice Group: Private Equity
Practice Group: Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions

Armin Bartsch is an associated partner and has extensive experience in advising on complex national and international M&A transactions and advising companies and investors on equity capital financings (ven-ture capital).
Armin also has particular expertise at the interface between these areas – advising on sales and acquisitions of “growing” start-ups, including in the mobility, digitali-sation, fintech/banking and e-commerce sectors.

Expertise

  • Venture Capital / private equity
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate
  • Reorganisation

Career

  • Studied law at the University of Regens-burg and Lomonosov Moscow State Uni-versity (Russia)
  • Research assistant at the chair for Europe-an Law with Professor Rainer Arnold at the University of Regensburg
  • Research assistant at Noerr’s Munich office from 2009 until 2013
  • Doctoral thesis on Russian Energy and Investment law
  • Lawyer at Noerr since 2013
  • Secondment to Noerr’s London office (2014)
  • Admitted to the Munich Chamber of Lawyers

Selected Projects

  • Insurance companies: Providing comprehensive advice to eleven insurance companies on the sale of the building society Aachener Bausparkasse AG to Wüstenrot Bausparkasse AG (2018/2019)
  • Lendico Group: Providing comprehensive advice to the group, which specialises in business lending, on the takeover by ING-DiBA, the first major takeover of a fintech company by a bank in Germany (2018)
  • Etventure group: Providing comprehensive advice to the founders and shareholders on the group’s sale to Ernst & Young Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft in a highly complex regulatory environment, involving an intricate carve-out of 36 group companies and more than 50 intra-group loans (2017)
  • ISS Facility Services Holding GmbH: Providing ongoing wide-ranging advice to the leading German company in the field of digitalisation of facility services, including the acquisition of planning company Pluralis (2018), in connection with a complex asset deal regarding the takeover of assets and 3,000 employees from STRABAG (2018) and on the takeover of former E.ON subsidiary EVANTEC) from the Luxembourg private equity fund palero invest (2016)
  • CTS Eventim AG & Co. KgaA und Kapsch TrafficCom AG: Advising the successful bidder consortium on the tender process regarding the collection of car tolls (2017/2018)
  • Bidder consortium: Advising on the tender process regarding the takeover of TollCollect (German toll collection for heavy vehicles) (2017/2018)
  • GHT Mobility GmbH (CleverShuttle): Advising on setting up the joint venture CleverShuttle Leipzig with Madsack Medien Gruppe (2017)
  • Hearst Corporation: Providing ongoing corporate advice including restructuring of a German subsidiary, establishment of a German branch and acquisition of a 50% share from Rodale Inc. in a JV with Motorpresse Stuttgart (2015 to date)
  • Africa Internet Group: Advising on a €300 million investment by Axa, Goldman Sachs, MTN, Orange and Rocket Internet (2016)
  • Gegenbauer: Advising on the takeover of the European facility manager RGM Holding from Georgsmarienhütte Holding GmbH (2016)
  • Rocket Internet: Advising on the agreement of a strategic partnerhship in the form of a joint venture, (Asia Internet Holding) with the listed Asian telecommunictions provider Ooredoo Q.S.C. (2014)

Selected Publications

  • Restrictions of foreign investment in the Russian Federation in the field of utilisation of oil and gas deposits on subsoil plots of federal significance, LIT Verlag 2015 (doc-toral thesis)