Sebastian Diehl, LL.M. (Cantab.)

Senior Associate
Practice Group: Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions
Practice Group: Private Equity

Sebastian Diehl is a senior associate in the London office of Noerr. He regularly advises on cross-border M&A transactions for strategic and financial sponsors as well as on private equity and venture capital transactions. Sebastian Diehl is a member of the Noerr Practice Groups Corporate/M&A and Private Equity/Venture Capital.


  • Corporate
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity


  • Legal studies at the University of Mannheim (Germany)
  • Master of Law (LL.M.) at the University of Cambridge/UK, Emmanuel College
  • Doctoral studies at the University of Mannheim and the University of Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
  • Research Assistant at the Chair for Private Law, Intellectual Property Law and Competition Law at the University of Mannheim (Prof. Louis Pahlow)
  • Assistant Lecturer in Private Law at the Mannheim Business School
  • With Noerr since 2015
  • Six-month secondment to Global Fashion Group (GFG), Group General Counsel, London (2016)

Selected Projects

  • J. C. Flowers & Co. on the acquisition of HSH Nordbank as lead counsel
  • Advised Microsemi on the acquisition of the high performance timing business of Vectron International (2017)
  • Advised Evac Group Holding Oy on the sale of Evac Group by IK Investment Partners to Bridgepoint (2017)
  • Advised AVX on the takeover of the transportation sensing and control division from TT Electronics (2017)
  • Continuous corporate and transactional advice of Global Fashion Group (GFG)
  • Advised Payleven Holding in funding round and on the merger with SumUp (2016)
  • Advised American Industrial Partners on the acquisition of the German OEM fasteners business from Anixter (2015)
  • Advised Inflexion Private Equity on the acquisition of the global animal and crop health division of GfK (2015)
  • Advised Capita on the acquisition of Avocis (2015)
  • Advised Elektrobit on the sale of its automotive division to Continental (2015)
  • Advised Verlagsgruppe Passau on the sale of its Czech publishing business to Penta (2015)
  • Advised BBC Worldwide on the Tower Productions Joint Venture with All3Media Deutschland (2015)