Sebastian Diehl, LL.M. (Cantab.)

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

Sebastian Diehl is Associated Partner 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
  • Assistant Lecturer in Private Law at the Mannheim Business School (2009-2013)
  • With Noerr since 2015
  • Six-month secondment to Global Fashion Group (GFG), Group General Counsel, London (2016)
  • Nine-month secondment to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Partners LLP, London (2019)

Selected Projects

  • Advised AVX on the takeover of KUMATEC Sondermaschinenbau & Kunststoffverarbeitung GmbH (2018)
  • Advised Aleph Capital Partners and Crestview Partners on €260 million financing of run-off specialist DARAG (2018)
  • Advised J. C. Flowers & Co. on the acquisition of HSH Nordbank (2018)
  • 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)