Dr Jens Liese

Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer)
Practice Group: Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions
Practice Group: Telecommunications

Jens Liese advises international groups, financial investors and family companies. His practice focuses on M&A projects, in both a national and international context. He has particular experience in complex restructurings, especially including mergers.


  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity/venture capital
  • Joint ventures
  • Corporate law
  • Restructurings


  • Legal studies at the University of Freiburg, University of Grenoble (France) and at the University of Jena
  • Experience as a lawyer with an international law firm in Düsseldorf
  • With Noerr since 2010
  • Admitted to the Düsseldorf Chamber of Lawyers

Selected Projects

  • Deutsche Telekom: Advising on a joint venture on glass fibre investments (FTTH) in Northern Germany (2019)
  • Merger of MUH Arla eG and Hansa Arla Milch eG onto Arla Foods amba (DK) (2017/2018)
  • trivago: Advising on the company’s IPO on the NASDAQ (2016)
  • Deutsche Telekom: Advising on the acquisition of 7,700 mobile masts from Telefónica and E-Plus (2015)
  • Deutsche Telekom: Advising on the acquisition of frequencies in the 3.5 GHz range (2015)
  • Stora Enso: Advising on the sale of a specialty paper factory in Uetersen (2014/2015)
  • Deutsche Telekom: Advising on the acquisition of the GTS Group from a PE consortium (2013/2014)
  • NKD: Advising on the sale of NKD to OpCapita (2013)
  • trivago shareholders: Advising on the sale of trivago to Expedia (2012/2013))
  • Pfleiderer: Advising on the sale of the Pergo Group to Mohawk (2012/2013)
  • DAX30 company: Advising on the establishment of a facility management joint venture (2011/2012)
  • Insight Venture Partners: Advising on various investments (since 2010)


  • Leading expert in corporate law and m&a, Wirtschaftswoche (2019)
  • Leading expert in private equity, Best Lawyers Germany (2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Leading expert in corporate law, Wirtschaftswoche (2018)
  • Leading expert in corporate law, Best Lawyers Germany (2014, 2015, 2017, 2018)
  • Leading expert in corporate law, JUVE Handbook (2014)

Selected Publications

  • Regular publications in relevant literature, numerous essays and notes on judgments regarding corporate law and compliance, including:
  • § 8 (Gesellschaftsrecht) and § 23 (M&A-Geschäft), in: Hauschka, Formularhandbuch Compli-ance, Munich (C.H. Beck), 2013
  • § 10 (Unternehmensführung und Gesellschaftsrecht), in: Hauschka, Corporate Compliance – Handbuch der Haftungsvermeidung im Unternehmen, Munich (C.H. Beck), 1st issue 2007, 2nd issue 2010 (with Dr Axel Epe)