Andre Happel

Lawyer, Tax Consultant, Partner


Andre Happel

Andre Happel focuses on national and international M&A, Private Equity and real estate transactions. Moreover, his areas of practice include advising on national and cross-border group reorganisations, joint venture and family businesses and their shareholders on special tax issues. His clients are from the industrial, financial, private equity, or real estate sector. He comments on the Transformation Tax Act and the Foreign Tax Act.


  • Koehler Invest GmbH: advising on the merger of BigRep GmbH with SMG Technology Acceleration SE (SPAC)
  • Gegenbauer: advising on the combination of its Facility Management Services (Joint Venture) with Apleona GmbH
  • Deutsche Bank AG: advising on financing delisting acquisition offer regarding Südzucker AG
  • MGG Investment Group LP: advising on the takeover of Spark Networks SE in German StaRUG proceedings
  • IBM: advising on acquisition of the webMethods and StreamSets businesses from Software AG
  • Summit Partners: advising on (i) the expansion of a range of buy-and-build platforms in various sectors, including dentists, oncologists, dermatologists, insurance brokers and asset managers, (ii) the investment in TIC Group CERTANIA, and (iii) the investment in Cinerius Financial Partners
  • Omnicom Group Inc. : Acquisition of Hamburg-based creative agency Grabarz & Partner
  • Getsafe GmbH: Providing advice to Getsafe GmbH with respect to the extension of its Series A financing round by EUR 55 m to EUR 80 m and additional add-on acquisitions


  • Named in Capital relating to taxation of family-owned businesses (May 2023)


Study of Finance and Taxes at the University of Applied Administrative Sciences Rotenburg a.d. Fulda
Studied law at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main
Worked for major international law firms in Frankfurt am Main
At Noerr since 2023
Admitted to the Frankfurt am Main Chamber of Lawyers and the Hessen Chamber of Tax Consultants


  • eKommentar Umwandlungssteuergesetz (§§ 15, 16 und 23 UmwStG)
  • eKommentar Außensteuergesetz (§§ 1a, 21 AStG)
  • Steuerplanung grenzüberschreitender Umwandlungen von Kapital- auf Kapitalgesellschaften unter Berücksichtigung des anderen Staates, DStZ 2022, 787-806
  • Interprofessionelle Sozietät: Was tun bei (Teil-) Gewerblichkeit?, AnwBl Online 2022, 414