Dr. Sascha Leske , LL.M.

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

Sascha Leske is continuously advising key clients in major M&A transactions, private equity investments and reorganizations mainly in the field of new technology, media, telecommunication and internet. As head of Noerr’s New York office he is a specialist for cross-border transactions and regularly takes the lead in multijurisdictional projects, coordinating advice in several jurisdictions.


  • Corporate law
  • Private Equity/Venture Capital
  • Reorganisations
  • Tax law, in particular taxation of partnerships and companies, tax reorganisation


  • Legal studies at the Universities of Dresden and Edinburgh (Scotland) as well as the Bucerius Law School (Hamburg)
  • Academic assistant at the Bucerius Law School (Hamburg)
  • Experience abroad: LL.M. studies in Edinburgh (Scotland)
  • With Noerr since 2004
  • Admitted to the Berlin Chamber of Lawyers as well as to the Berlin Chamber of Tax Advisors

Selected Projects

  • Africa Internet Group: €300 million investment by Axa, Goldman Sachs, MTN, Orange and Rocket Internet (2016)
  • Auctionata AG: Acquisition of Paddle8, Inc. (2016)
  • JPMorgan, Summit Partners, Rocket Internet and others: sale of Lazada to Alibaba (2016) 
  • Rocket Internet: acquisition of a minority stake in Delivery Hero for €400m (2015) 
  • Formation of the Global Fashion Holding Group by Kinnevik, Rocket Internet, Access Indus-tries, Tengelmann, Summit Partners and other investors (Deal volume: € 2.7 billion) (2014) 
  • Zalando SE: investment by Bestseller (2013)


  • 1st Rank Lawyer (Chamber Europe 2015)
  • Lawyer of the Year 2014 – 2015 Venture Capital (Best Lawyers)
  • “Sascha Leske is a central figure at Noerr.” (Legal 500 2015)
  • “Highly committed”. Client (JUVE Handbook, 2014/2015)