Alexander Ritvay, D.E.S.

Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer), Partner

Mergers & Acquisitions
Digital Business

Alexander Ritvay

Alexander Ritvay is a partner in Noerr’s Berlin office and has been a co-speaker (managing partner) of the firm since 2013. He is a leading expert on complex transactions and cross-border projects. Due to his previous roles as a managing director and board member of leading media companies, Alexander also has substantial management experience.


  • US private equity fund: Advising the fund in connection with the intended acquisition of Erwin Hymer Group (matter value € 2 billion) (2018)
  • Kering: Advising the group on the spin-off of Puma by way of a dividend-in-kind (matter value € 4 billion) (2017/18)
  • AVX: Advising the electronic manufacturer on the acquisition of the transportation, sensing and control division from TT Electronics (matter value € 250 million) (2017)
  • US private equity fund: Advsing the fund on the intended acquisition of the US graphite electrodes business of SGL Carbon


  • Listed as one of the top M&A practitioners, Who's Who Legal Germany (2017) and Who’s Who M&A & Governance (2018)
  • Ranked as an eminent practitioner in Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability by Chambers Global (2017) and Chambers Europe (2018)
  • Leading expert in corporate law and media law, Best Lawyers in Germany (2017)
  • Leading senior partner and frequently recommended for M&A, JUVE Handbook (2018/2019)


  • Legal studies at the University of Augsburg
  • Diplôme d'études supérieures (D.E.S.) at Geneva University (Switzerland)
  • Assistant at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Head of M&A and Corporate Legal Affairs, KirchGruppe, Munich
  • Chairman of Formula One Group and director of Formula One Administration Ltd./Formula One Management Ltd., London (UK)
  • Head of Sports, KirchMedia, Munich
  • Chairman of Odeon Cinemas Ltd., London (UK)
  • Director of Swan Group (Mid Kent Water), London (UK)
  • Director of Whyte & Mackay Ltd., London (UK)
  • Director of RM Associates Ltd., London (UK)
  • At Noerr since 1995 (on leave 2000-2003)
  • Admitted to the Berlin Chamber of Lawyers


  • Lecturer in media law at the Film University "Konrad Wolf", Potsdam