Dr. Florian Becker

Rechtsanwalt
Partner
Co-Head Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions
Practice Group Restructuring & Insolvency

Dr. Florian Becker is a specialist in complex transactions and reorganizations, particularly in special situations. He regularly advises national and international clients on cross-border M&A transactions in a leading role. He has a strong focus on the areas of healthcare, IT as well as restructuring. Florian also frequently advises in Distressed M&A transactions and assists Chinese clients with in-bound investments in Germany.

Expertise

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Restructuring
  • Corporate reorganisations
  • Joint Ventures

Career

  • Studied industrial business management (company degree and training program at Siemens AG, Berlin)
  • Received a law degree from Humboldt-University in Berlin
  • Experience abroad: Law firm in Atlanta (USA), Secondment at Macfarlanes in London (England)
  • Worked as an academic assistant for Prof. Schwark at Humboldt-University in Berlin, specializing in corporate law, banking and capital markets law
  • With Noerr since 2004
  • Admitted to the Munich Chamber of Lawyers

References

  • Advising Shanghai Electric on the acquisition of Broetje-Automation (2016)
  • Advising Guangzhou Pearl River Piano on the purchase of German piano maker Schimmel (2016)
  • Advising Johnson & Johnson´s group company Janssen Pharmaceuticals in relation of the sale of the U.S. Nucynta franchise to Depomed (2015)
  • Advise to ATU group on restructuring and refinancing (2013/2014)
  • Advising AVIC International on the acquisition of the business of Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH (2013)
  • Investor process and sale of German Petroplus refinery out of insolvency (2012)
  • Reorganisation of BayWa AG and DIY and garden centres business joint venture with Hellweg (2011)
  • Advising Augusta Technologie AG on the sale of the Sensortechnics Group (2011)
  • Advising Robbins & Myers, Inc. on the sale of Romaco Group (2011)
  • Auction process and sale of Cinterion Wireless Modules GmbH (2010)
  • Investor process and sale of the business of DyStar Textilfarben GmbH in an auction out of insolvency (2010)
  • Investment of AUDI AG in FC Bayern München (2009)
  • Restructuring and investor process at the insolvent Qimonda AG (2009)
  • Acquisition of Vivico Real Estate by CA Immobilien (2007)
  • Advising Oaktree on the purchase of the foreign spirits business of Eckes AG (2007)

Distinctions

  • Leading expert for Corporate Law, Best Lawyers in Germany (2016)
  • Recommended as leading expert for Corporate, Best Lawyers (2015)
  • Frequently recommended lawyer for M&A, JUVE (2014/2015)

Selected Publications

  • Heidelberger Kommentar zum Aktiengesetz, §§ 222 240, in: Bürgers/Körber (Ed.), C.F. Müller Verlag Heidelberg, issue 3, 2014
  • Umwandlungen im Insolvenzplan und die Grenzen einer Überlagerung des Gesellschaftsrechts durch das Insolvenzrecht, in: Zeitschrift für das gesamte Insolvenzrecht (ZInsO), 2013, pp. 1885 et seq.
  • Handbuch Restrukturierung in der Insolvenz, § 41 Obstruktionsverbot, in: Kübler (Ed.), RWS Verlag, Köln 2012
  • Pay to Play as an option (with Dr. Sascha Leske), in: Venture Capital Magazin, 78/2011, pp. 32 et seq.
  • Acquisition of a business out of insolvency (with Dr. Christian Pleister), in: Financier Worldwide, 3/2010
  • Eine knifflige Angelegenheit – zur übertragenden Sanierung, in Finance-Jahrbuch Restrukturierung 2010, pp. 72 et seq.
  • Aktienrechtliche Aspekte von Kapitalmaßnahmen in der Krise (with Dr. Christian Pleister), in Going Public / Special Distressed M&A, 2009, pp. 44 et seq.
  • Acquisitions under stress: A German view on distressed M&A transactions, in: International Mergers & Acquisitions Review 2009, Euromoney Yearbooks, 2009