Dr. Florian Becker

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 IT, healthcare as well as restructuring. Florian also frequently advises in PE/VC as well as Distressed M&A transactions and assists Chinese clients with in-bound investments in Germany.


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


  • 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

Selected Projects

  • Advising on the purchase of Buchbinder by Europcar (2017)
  • 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)


  • For more than 10 years frequently recommended lawyer for M&A, JUVE
  • Leading expert for M&A, Best Lawyers in Germany (2017)
  • Recommended for M&A and described as "very efficient and pragmatic", Legal 500 Deutschland (2017)
  • For many years recommended as leading expert for Corporate Law, Best Lawyers in Germany
  • Recommended as leading expert for restructuring & insolvency, Legal 500 Deutschland (2017)

Selected Publications

  • Die Investitionsprüfung nach Änderung der AWV — offene Fragen aus Perspektive der Transaktionspraxis (with Dr. Bärbel Sachs) in Neue Zeitschrift für Gesellschaftsrecht (NZG) 2017, pp. 1336 et seq.
  • Hürden für Investoren: EU will neue Beschränkungen einführen (with Dr. Bärbel Sachs) in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 20.09.2017
  • Germany tightens rules on FDI reviews, in: Trade Security Journal - National Security Controls (with Dr. Bärbel Sachs), 2017, issue 3, pp. 28 et seq.
  • Heidelberger Kommentar zum Aktiengesetz, §§ 222 240, in: Bürgers/Körber (Ed.), C.F. Müller Verlag Heidelberg, issue 4, 2017
  • 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.