Dr. Tibor Fedke , LL.M.

Rechtsanwalt
Partner
Practice Group Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions
Practice Group Energy

Tibor is a corporate partner of Noerr who specialises in multijurisdictional commercial transactions and corporate structuring. He has a long standing experience in advising clients in the regulated industries (including energy, renewable energies, energy-intensive industries, infrastructure and public sector enterprises).

Expertise

  • Transactions, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Regulated Industries, Energy & Infrastructure
  • Corporate Governance/ Corporate and Tax Restructuring

Career

  • Legal studies in Berlin (Germany), Liverpool (Great Britain), Sydney (Australia)
  • Thesis on corporate governance in international corporate groups
  • Experience as a lawyer with an international law firm in Berlin
  • With Noerr since 2010 
  • Admitted to the Berlin Chamber of Lawyers

References

  • AVX on the takeover of the transportation sensing and control (TS&C) division of TT Electronics (2017)
  • Johnson Control on the sale of its Scott Safety division to 3M (2017)
  • Kieser Training on setting-up a joint venture with project developer EuroSinoInvest (ESI) for the market entry into China (2017)
  • Cobalt International on the investment structuring of an acquisition in Angola relating to two deepwater oil blocks under the German-Angolan Investment Protection Agreement (2016-2017)
  • Allianz Group on setting-up a student housing fund in a joint venture with international investors (2016-2017)
  • German Government (Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy) in connection with the legislative package on the financing of nuclear waste disposal, setting-up a state fund and the necessary negotiations with E.ON, RWE, Vattenfall and EnBW (2016-2017)
  • ISS Deutschland on the takeover of former E.ON-subsidiary EVANTEC (Facility Management for energy and nuclear companies) from the Luxembourg private equity fund palero invest (2016)
  • Gegenbauer on the takeover of the European facility manager RGM Holding from Georgsmarienhütte Holding GmbH (2016)
  • Persicon in the sale of its IT security advisory business to PwC (2016)
  • Danish Fund Axcel in the takeover of SFK LEBLANC, Attec, ITEC and Carometec (2016)
  • Subsidiaries of State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), the world's largest network operator, on the entry to the German market and various transactions (2014-2016)
  • Veolia Wasser on various M&A transactions (since 2011) – inter alia the remunicipalisation of Berliner Wasserbetriebe, negotiations with municipalities regarding joint utility enterprises, most recently on the acquisition of NUON Energy and Service from attenfall and in the sale of Kompetenzzentrum Wasser Berlin gGmbH (both 2016)
  • Allianz Real Estate on the formation of a joint venture with the listed VGP-Group (2016)
  • Zimmer Biomet on restructuring of its participation in Zfx, a supplier of dental applications (2016)
  • AREVA on the sale of its nuclear energy branch Canberra to Mirion Technologies (2015-2016)
  • John Laing Group on the acquisition of three wind farms in France from WKN (2015-2016)
  • Lemon-Group on corporate litigation (2015-2017)
  • Augusta Asset Management (Irish Investment Fund) in the exit from various funds that hold German assets (2015)
  • China Fire Safety Enterprise Group Ltd. on a joint venture with Chinese CMIC re. international Albert Ziegler Group (2015)
  • Helios-Group on the reorganisation of Wittgensteiner Hospitals Branch including 12 separate spin-offs (2015)
  • Interconnector UK on the acquisition of a shareholding in the European gas trading platform PRISMA European Capacity Platform GmbH from National Grid (2015)
  • Steag New Energies on tender proceedings and on structured international bidding contests re. energy and renewable enterprises (2015)

Distinctions

  • Recognized in Best Lawyers® 2018, Germany for Corporate Law
  • Acritas Stars™ Listing 2017: “Dr. Fedke is on the point of intersection between environmental law and corporate law, especially in transactions. He's someone who has a very vast knowledge which he can implement accordingly in negotiations in order to reach the client's goals.”
  • Who is Who Legal Energy 2017: Recognised as top-tier lawyer in the energy sector: “Tibor Fedke is ‘a fantastic corporate lawyer’ known for his work on complex transactions in the energy sector.”
  • Who is Who Legal Energy Analysis 2015: Named as one of the most highly regarded individuals in Europe: “Tibor Fedke is a ‘technically excellent’ commercial transactions lawyer who ‘really knows his stuff’.”
  • ILO Client Choice Award 2015 for M&A Germany (“Mr Fedke impressed us by focusing on the commercial benefit behind the legal advice.”)
  • JUVE Award, 2013 (“It was the Berlin lawyers who played a key role in driving forward advice on energy law... This was evidenced by transactions that shaped the market, ... In these deals, Dr Tibor Fedke and Dr Christoph Spiering proved an unbeatable team.”)

 

Selected Publications

  • Article on legal risks arising from directors' appointments and dismissals in case of incorrect application of co-determination laws: Rechtsfragen der Bestellung von Geschäftsführern in der mitbestimmungspflichtigen GmbH, NZG 2017, pp 848 et sequ.
  • Article on income (and profit) pooling agreements that may qualify as enterprise agreements within the meaning of Sec 292 AktG: Ertragspoolung als Gewinngemeinschaften, Der Konzern 2015, pp 53 et sequ.
  • Book chapter on biomass supply agreements for biofuel projects: Ausgestaltung von Biomasselieferverträgen bei Biokraftstoffvorhaben, in: Biokraftstoffe und Biokraftstoffprojekte, 2014 (together with Christof Federwisch)
  • Article on specialties and pitfalls in M&A transactions in renewable energies in Germany: Unternehmenskauf bei Produzenten erneuerbarer Energien – Besonderheiten und Erfolgsparameter, ZNER 2013, pp. 120 et seq. (together with Martin Geipel)
  • Article on liability risks in acquisition of German limited partnerships: GmbH & Co. KG: Kommanditistenhaftung im Spannungsfeld zwischen Anteilsübertragung und Haftsummenherabsetzung, GmbHR 2013, pp. 180 et seq.