Dr Eckhart Schleifenbaum

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

Dr. Eckhart Schleifenbaum is specialized in venture capital and private equity transactions as well as national and international M&A transactions. Dr. Eckhart Schleifenbaum has provided corporate law advice on numerous private equity and mergers and acquisitions transactions, led accompanying due diligence processes and adviced in many venture capital transactions and financing rounds. Dr. Eckhart Schleifenbaum advised in numerous VC-transactions and VC financing rounds, acting for target companies or for investors. Dr. Eckhart Schleifenbaum has provided German and foreign companies as well as credit institutions and borrowers with comprehensive advice in the area of debt financing, project financing and acquisition financing as well as in all related legal aspects. He has many years of experience in the area of structured finance, including the financing of intangible assets and has provided extensive legal advice in the area of film financing and film production.


  • Corporate law
  • Private Equity
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Structured financing
  • Joint Ventures
  • Project financing, in particular film financing


  • Studies at the Universities of Paris (La Sorbonne), Regensburg (law school) and Strasbourg (Institut
    d’études politiques)
  • Experience abroad: France (university), England, Italy (doctorate studies), India (German Embassy in New Delhi), Japan (internship in securities trading firm)
  • With Noerr since 1999
  • Admitted to the Munich Chamber of Lawyers

Selected Projects

  • Advising Ingenico Group S.A. on the establishment of a joint venture for payment services with DSV Group (Deutscher Sparkassenverlag) in the DACH region (2018)
  • Advising etventure on the sale of etventure Group to Ernst & Young Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft in a highly complex regulatory environment, involving an intricate carve-out of 36 group companies and more than 50 intra-group loans (2017)
  • Advising Heliatek on a funding round, one of the largest investments in the greentech sector made by international investors (2016)
  • Advising Rocket Internet GmbH on a strategic partnership with the listed Asian telecommunications provider Ooredoo Q.S.C. (2014)
  • Advising Airbus Group on the sale of its majority shareholding in Cassidian Test & Services, its subsidiary specialising in the development and manufacturing of tests for aeronautical equipment (2014)
  • Advising Marlin Equity Partners on the global founding of the Coriant group of companies and accompanying implementation measures (2013)
  • Advising the facility services group, ISS A/S, on the sale of its German subsidiary, Vatro GmbH & Co. KG, to the Swedish company, Polygon AB (2011)
  • Advising Arla Foods amba GmbH on the takeover of the southern German company, Allgäuland-Käsereien GmbH (2011)
  • Advising Veronis Suhler Stevenson International Ltd. and GMT Communications Partners LLP on the sale of their shareholdings in STAR Capital Partners (2010)
  • Advising Buderus Foundry Management s.a.r.l on the sale of their share in the Buderus-Guss Group to Perusa Partners (2008)
  • Advising Allianz Capital Partner GmbH on the sale of their majority shareholding in Bartec to Capcis Equity Partners (2008)
  • Advising ACP Capital Ltd. on the refinancing of IFR Capital Plc and Kamps Food Retail Group (2008)

Selected Publications

  • Germany: GmbH´s shareholders obligations to file for insolvency (with Dr. Christoph Keller), in: Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, Februar 2009
  • Lost Money: How the German GmbH Act amendment devalues shareholder loans (with Dr. Christoph Keller), in: Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, November 2009
  • Deutsche Banken müssen Wettbewerbsnachteil fürchten - Kosten für Inanspruchnahme des Finanzmarkstabilisierungsfonds, in Börsenzeitung 22.10.2008
  • Financement d'oeuvres cinématographiques avec des partnenaires allemnds. Le nouveau fonds de promotion du cinéma allemand (Deutscher Filmförderfonds - DFFF), in: Gazette du Palais, 13.5.2007, p. 36
  • International Coproductions and Tax-relevant Issues in German Law, in: Christian Kmiotek (Hrsg.), The Insider´s guide to Film Financing & Film Marketing, 2006
  • Die Auseinandersetzung der Erbengemeinschaft in Italien, Regensburg 1999