Dr. Sascha Leske, LL.M.

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

Sascha Leske provides ongoing legal and tax advice to key clients in major M&A transactions, private equity investments and reorganisations, mainly in the fields of new technology, media, telecommunications and the internet. As head of Noerr’s New York office, he is a specialist in cross-border projects and regularly takes the lead in multijurisdictional projects, coordinating advice in several jurisdictions.

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)