Dr Sascha Leske, LL.M.

Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer), Tax Advisor
Partner
Practice Group: Private Equity
Head of the New York office

Sascha Leske provides legal and tax advice to clients in major M&A transactions, private equity investments, portfolio reviews and reorganisations. While his primary areas of focus include the fields of new technology, media and telecommunications, Mr. Leske is also experienced in matters involving manufacturing, infrastructure, retail and consumer goods and services. As head of Noerr’s New York office, he is a specialist in cross-border matters and regularly takes the lead in multinational projects, coordinating advice across several jurisdictions, including those involving developing and emerging markets. As a recognized leader in the industry, Mr. Leske is a frequent speaker on the topics associated with international business and legal matters.

Expertise

  • Corporate law
  • Private equity/venture capital
  • Reorganisations
  • Tax law, especially the taxation of partnerships and companies, tax reorganisations

Career

  • Legal studies at the Universities of Dresden and Edinburgh (Scotland) and at Bucerius Law School, Hamburg
  • Academic assistant at Bucerius Law School, Hamburg
  • LL.M. in Edinburgh
  • With Noerr since 2004
  • Tax advisor certificate (2008)
  • Admitted to the Berlin Bar Association and the Berlin Tax Advisors’ Association

Selected Projects

  • CDC, Ooredoo Rocket Internet and others: Advising on the reorganisation and sale of Daraz to Alibaba (2018)
  • Global Fintech S.àr.l.: Advising on the sale of Lendico Brazil to Lone Star (2018)
  • Palladium Equity: Advising on the acquisition of Kymera International (2018)
  • Emerging Markets Taxi S.àr.l.: Reorganisation and sale of Easy Taxi to Cabify (2017)
  • Africa Internet Group: Advising on a €300 million investment by Axa, Goldman Sachs, MTN, Orange and Rocket Internet (2016)
  • JPMorgan, Summit Partners, Rocket Internet and others: Advising on the sale of Lazada to Alibaba (2016)
  • Rocket Internet: Advising on the acquisition of a minority stake in Delivery Hero for €400 million (2015)
  • Investor group: Advising Kinnevik, Rocket Internet, Access Industries, Tengelmann, Summit Partners and other investors on the formation of the Global Fashion Holding Group (deal volume €2.7 billion) (2014) 

Distinctions

  • 1st rank lawyer, Chambers Europe (2015)
  • Lawyer of the Year 2014 – 2015 Venture Capital, Best Lawyers (2015)
  • “Sascha Leske is a central figure at Noerr”, Legal 500 (2015)
  • "Highly committed”,client quote in JUVE Handbook (2014/2015)