Dr Harald Selzner

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

Harald Selzner is one of the leading M&A practitioners in Germany advising strategic and financial investors (including DAX30) for more than 25 years on corporate and capital market law matters including, amongst others, domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, corporate restructurings and other transformational projects. Another focus is boardroom advice for management and supervisory boards.


  • Domestic and Cross-Border M&A Transactions
  • Corporate Restructurings / Carve-Outs
  • Public Takeovers / Takeover Defense
  • Boardroom Advice / Board Liability / Shareholder Activism
  • Joint Venture / PE / Co-Investment Transactions


  • Law school of Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University Bonn
  • Doctorate at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University Bonn
  • Managing Partner Germany, Co-Head Global M&A, Member of Policy Committee, Corporate/M&A Partner at Shearman & Sterling
  • Managing Partner Germany, Co-Chair Global M&A, Corporate Department Chair, Corporate/M&A Partner at Latham & Watkins
  • At Noerr since 2020


  • Leading senior partner for M&A in Germany, JUVE (2021)
  • Client: „pragmatisch, gutes wirtschaftliches Verständnis“, JUVE (2021)
  • "He knows the needs of the client well and understands the assignment and the expectation,“ Chambers (2020)
  • “He is willing to go the extra mile in his advice and is particularly experienced and able to help with suggestions that go beyond the task at hand, so that is very helpful for us”, Chambers Europe Germany (2019)
  • „He manages to simplify very complex and difficult issues so that business people, as well as lawyers, can understand them.“ Chambers Europe Germany (2016)
  • „konstruktive Verhandlungsführung“, JUVE (2016)
  • „Harald Selzner is sought out by a number of DAX 30 clients due to his reputation as an accomplished deal maker“ Chambers Europe Germany (2015)
  • Client: „really good - a smart guy and someone I like to do business with because he is frank, open and direct. Working with him is always a pleasure.“ Chambers Europe Germany (2014)
  • Frequently recommended for corporate law, JUVE; recognized as leading M&A practicioner in Germany by JUVE, Chambers, IFLR1000, WiWo, Handelsblatt Best Lawyers, Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal, Kanzleimonitor.de


  • Corporate law association (VGR)
  • German-American Lawyers Association (DAJV)
  • German-Israeli Lawyers Association (DIJV)
  • Alumni Harvard Law School Executive Education (2011)
  • Adam Opel Task Force of the Federal Government (2008 – 2010)