Dr. Sascha Leske , LL.M.

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

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

Expertise

  • Corporate law
  • Private equity/venture capital
  • Reorganisations
  • Tax law, in particular taxation of partnerships and companies, tax reorganisation

Career

  • 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: Advising on a €300 million investment by Axa, Goldman Sachs, MTN, Orange and Rocket Internet (2016)
  • Auctionata AG: Advising on the acquisition of Paddle8, Inc. (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)
  • Zalando SE: Advising on the investment by Bestseller (2013)

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)
  • Described by a client as “highly committed”, JUVE Handbook (2014/2015)