Volker Land

Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer)
Co-Head Hamburg office
Practice Group: Mergers & Acquisitions

Dr. Volker Land is a Corporate/M&A partner at Noerr and co-head of Noerr's Hamburg office. He advises investors, companies, banks and government entities in public and private M&A and Private Equity transactions as well as corporate and capital markets law. In particular, he has extensive experience advising on cross-border transactions. His sector expertise covers in particular financial institutions, TMT and trade & logistics.

Prior to joining Noerr Volker was a partner at a leading international law firm in Hamburg. He also worked for several years in the Cologne, Frankfurt and Paris offices of another leading international law firm. Furthermore, he worked for several years at the Max Planck Institute in Hamburg.


  • Public and private M&A
  • Private equity
  • Equity capital markets
  • Financial institutions
  • Corporate law


  • Legal studies at the University of Hamburg
  • Experience as a research assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Privat Law
  • Stays abroad in the USA, Paris, Brussels and Stellenbosch (South Africa)
  • Experience as a lawyer at an international law firm in Cologne, Frankfurt and Paris
  • Experience as a lawyer and co-head of Corporate Germany at an international law firm in Hamburg
  • At Noerr since 2017
  • Admitted to the Hamburg Chamber of Lawyers

Selected Projects

  • Cellnex SA: Advising on an M&A bidding process for the acquisition of a portfolio of telephone masts from Telxius (transaction volume: 7.7 billion) (2021)
  • comdirect bank AG: Advising on the public tender offer and the merger as well as squeeze-out by Commerzbank AG (2020)
  • Bauer Media: Advising on various international and national M&A transactions (2013-2021)
  • Lotto24 AG: Advising on the public takeover (exchange offer) by Zeal Network SE, UK (2019)
  • J.C. Flowers LLP & Co. UK LLP: Advising on the acquisition and privatisation of HSH Nordbank AG and as shareholder (2018 - 2021)
  • comdirect bank AG and Commerzbank AG: Advising on the sale of the European Bank for Financial Services as part of an M & A bidding process (2018)
  • Otto: Advising the retail group on the amalgamation of shareholders in Otto Group, KG Aurum Beteiligung- und Verwaltungs GmbH & Co. KG and GSV AG (2016)*
  • Otto: Advising on the squeeze-out of C. J. Vogel Aktiengesellschaft für Beteiligungen and the ensuing appraisal proceedings (2015-2017)*
  • Keppel Offshore & Marine: Assisting the company in various M&A transactions*
  • Hapag Lloyd: Advising on the public acquisition and squeeze-out of VTG Lehnkering AG and the ensuing appraisal proceedings*
  • Adecco: Advising the recruitment agency on the public acquisition of DIS AG*
  • Dräger: Advising on a change of legal form from AG into KGaA and admission to the Regulated Market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange with compulsory publication of a prospectus*
  • Goldman Sachs: Advising on the spin-off and application for listing the shares of Takkt AG on the Regulated Market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange*
  • Goldman Sachs: Advising on the acquisition of a Frankfurt-based credit and leasing bank* 
  • Xing: Advising during its IPO on the Regulated Market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange including a private offering under Rule 144 A in the US*
  • Lars Hinrichs: Advising the investor on selling his majority stake in Xing to Burda Media*
  • Sparkasse Bremen AG: Advising on various issues involving company and capital markets law*


  • Volker "is very prominent in Hamburg" JUVE Handbook M&A (2020/2021), "is experienced and particularly knowledgeable", "he achieved two successes with the acquisition of a stake in HSH Nordbank (for J. C. Flowers) and the mandate for Comdirect Bank on the sale of Ebase, which show him to be a specialist in banking M&A", JUVE Handbook (2018/2019)
  • "He is a strategic thinker, works thoroughly and efficiently and has business sense", Legal 500 (private equity) (2018/2019)
  • "Volker is a strategic thinker who advises quickly, with great care and high economic understanding," Legal 500 (large cap M&A) (2018/2019)
  • Leading individual for Corporate/M&A & Private Equity, Chambers Europe
  • Frequently recommended lawyer for M&A and for corporate law, JUVE Handbook (2021/2022, 2020/2021, 2019/ 2020)
  • Highly recommended lawyer for private equity, Legal 500
  • Highly recommended lawyer for large cap M&A, Legal 500
  • Highly recommended lawyer for corporate law, Legal 500
  • Recommended for M&A, capital markets and corporate law, Best Lawyers/ Handelsblatt (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • Transatlantic M&A team of the Year 2018 (Large Deal) - highly commended
  • Recommended as a leading lawyer for M&A, IFLR1000 (2021, 2018)
  • Recommended lawyer for capital markets law, Legal 500 (2018)
  • "Hailed as an extremely intelligent, businesslike and likeable lawyer“, Chambers Europe
  • Recommended as notable lawywer for capital markets law, IFLR 1000 (2021)


  • German-American lawyers' association(DAVJ)

Selected Publications

  • Sanierungsbefreiungen vom Pflichtangebot in der Praxis, Börsen-Zeitung 11. November 2021 (co-author Dr. Stephan Schulz)
  • Neutrale Stellungnahmen nach § 27 WpÜG, NZG 2021, p.185 et seq. (co-author Dr. Philip Schmoll)
  • Stapled Insurance und W&I Versicherungen bei M&A Transaktionen, in: M&A Review, 3/2017, p. 54-60, (co-author Jessica Hallermayer)
  • Investing in Germany, in: The Private Equity Review, 2019 -2021 (co-authors Holger Ebersberger, Robert Korndörfer)
  • M&A in Germany, in: The In-House Lawyer Comparative Legal Guide, 2016
  • Grenzen der Bedeutung des Börsenkurses bei der Unternehmensbewertung im Rahmen von Strukturmaßnahmen, in: Die Aktiengesellschaft, 18/2015, p. 659-666 (co-author Jessica Hallermayer)
  • Rechtsfragen des internationalen Unternehmenskaufs, in: Der Betriebs-Berater, 45/2013, p. 2697-2706
  • Unternehmenskauf börsennotierter Gesellschaften, editor: Gerhard Picot, in: Unternehmenskauf und Restrukturierung, Munich, 2013 (co-author Dr. Menso Engelmann)
  • Dual Track - der optimierte Exit, in: GoingPublic Magazin, 4/2015, p. 58-59 (co-author Dr. Matthias Kiesewetter)
  • Weitergabe von vertraulichen Informationen durch auf Veranlassung von Gebietskörperschaften gewählte Mitglieder des Aufsichtsrats gemäß 394, 396 AktG, in: Die Aktiengesellschaft, 2011, p. 121-144 (co-author Jessica Hallermayer)
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