Natalie K. Daghles

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

Dr Natalie K. Daghles advises DAX30 public companies, private companies, private equity firms, and sovereign wealth funds on domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, including: Public Takeovers, Joint Ventures, Carve-outs, Corporate Restructurings, Distressed M&A, Venture Capital Investments, Corporate Governance. She skillfully navigates transactions with unusual complexities related to regulatory issues, Carve-outs, or Joint Ventures. Given her extensive and complementary German and cross-border experience, she has a keen sense of what is at market.

Expertise

  • Domestic and cross-border M&A Transactions
  • Public Takeovers
  • Joint Ventures
  • Corporate Restructurings 
  • Corporate Governance

Career

  • Studied law at Westfaelische-Wilhelms University Muenster
  • Doctorate studies at Humboldt-University Berlin
  • Associate at Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Admitted to the Chamber of Lawyers Düsseldorf
  • At Noerr since 2020

Selected Projects

  • Cerner Corporation on its acquisition of the IT healthcare business from Siemens and the divestiture of a part to CompuGroup 
  • Hyundai Motor Company in a public tender offer and private acquisition of a majority stake (jointly with Santander) in Sixt Leasing from Sixt SE 
  • Ferrari on the sale of a majority stake in Ferrari Financial Services GmbH to FCA Bank and the resulting joint venture 
  • Hellman & Friedman/Blackstone Group on the public tender offer for Scout24
  • Summit Partners on various acquisitions and add-on acquisitions (buy-and-build)
  • Henkel on various transactions 
  • E.ON on various transactions including a cross-border asset swap transaction with Statkraft and on the divestiture of its Hungarian gas storage and trading activities
  • IPIC, an Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund, on the acquisition of Ferrostaal, and subsequent compliance investigations 
  • ICG on its sale of assets from insolvent DLW Flooring by Gerflor, an ICG portfolio company 
  • German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy on the sale of Adam Opel 
  • UniCredit on the divestiture of its stake in investment management firm SwanCap

Distinctions

  • Top M&A Lawyer, WirtschaftsWoche 2020
  • Corporate Law Recognition, Best Lawyers Germany / Handelsblatt 2020
  • Ranked in the 100 HERoes Women Executives Role Models List, Involve 2020
  • Recognized as "respected advisor on cross-border deals", The Legal 500 Germany 2020
  • Top 40 up and coming legal professionals, JUVE 40 under 40, JUVE 2019
  • Names of the Next Generation for M&A, The Legal 500 Germany 2018

Memberships

  • Initiative Women into Leadership e.V., Member of the Management Board
  • German Corporate Law Association (VGR)

Selected Publications

  • Cybersecurity-Compliance: Board executives’ obligations and liability risks in times of increasing digitization, DER BETRIEB Nr. 38, 21.09.2018 
  • Sustainability as new quality characteristic, Börsen-Zeitung, 13.06.2020

Media

  • Chefbüro Nathalie Daghles, Wirtschaftswoche, 13.11.2020
  • Time for more diversity: Why the pandemic is a chance for women, Handelsblatt, 11.06.2020
  • Not hers: Nine-to-five, vivid, 04/2019
  • 20 Role Models: Successful legal practitioners in portrait, azur 01/2019
  • 40 under 40, JUVE 12/2018
  • When hackers attack, FAZ, 30.05.2018
  • The Deal Conductor, azur 01/2016