Jost Arnsperger is a partner in the Corporate Finance team in Berlin. He has broad experience as a business and transactional lawyer. As such, he advises companies on national and cross-border transactions, restructurings, outsourcing, financings, privatisations, joint ventures and commercial dispute resolutions. Further, Jost advises on general corporate, compliance and commercial matters.

His work includes the advising and representing of medium-sized and major industrial companies, in a diverse range of businesses in the fields of automotive, transportation, IT, technology, life sciences, sports and the public sector.

He also advises and represents companies in national and international commercial litigation and arbitration proceedings, as well as in out of court dispute resolution.

Jost can draw upon many years of experience as general counsel of a major Canadian industry group and as a member of boards of various companies. For executives and managers, Jost is a first point of contact coordinating the advice of colleagues across other special departments and jurisdictions and providing legal and strategic corporate advice.

He is active in several non-profit organisations.

The JUVE Handbook for Commercial Law Firms recognises him as a frequently recommended lawyer in the field of M&A and as a “competent and reliable negotiator” (competitor).

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Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Advising Rimac Automobili d.o.o., a Croatian manufacturer of electric supercars, powertrains and battery systems, on the foundation of a joint venture with Volkswagen/Porsche and the acquisition of sports car manufacturer Bugatti Automobiles, as well as the contribution of Rimac's hypercar business to Bugatti-Rimac d.o.o.
  • Advising the shareholders of a technology-based start-up in the education sector with locations in all major German cities on the sale to a UK-based private equity fund.
  • Advising Miele, leading German manufacturer of high-end domestic appliances and commercial equipment, on the acquisition of the Italian Steelco Group, leading manufacturer of devices and apertures for the cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation for the medical, laboratory and pharmaceutical industry.
  • Advising Ricoh, a leading Japanese manufacturer of digital office communication systems, on the acquisition of a German software and technology company.
  • Advising the German manufacturing group Vitrulan on the establishment and funding of joint ventures in India and Turkey.
  • Advising GMV Innovating Solutions, a Spanish technology group, on the acquisition of Insyen AG, a leading cooperation in space operations in Germany and France.
  • Advising German/Danish Scandlines Group on the sale of its freight route-based network including vessels to a Swedish shipping group.
  • Advising on the restructuring and refinancing of a shopping centre with the participation of international fund companies.
  • Advising UK-based Advanced Medical Solutions on the acquisition of the Germany-based Resorba Group, a leading manufacturer for wound closure and wound care products.
  • Advising UK-based JAOtech on the acquisition of Mgate, a leading supplier of entertainment and communication systems for hospitals.
  • Advising Lauma Fabrics, the leading Latvian manufacturer of lace, elastic knitted fabric and ribbons, on the acquisition of the Swiss parent company, a lingerie group based in Germany.
  • Advising the shareholders of DirectSmile GmbH on its sale to Electronics for Imaging, Inc. (EFITM), a Silicon Valley-based leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation.
  • Advising globally operating trading company on the sale of its business to a Singapore-based supply chain group.
  • Advising Finnish Sanitec Group, a leading European producer of sanitary ware, on the disposal of its East European business activities.
  • Advising Romanian Panatek Group on the acquisition of major parts of Quelle, an international trading company.
  • Advising Ricardo, the internationally active automotive supplier, on the sale of an operating unit in Germany.
  • Advising an international hotel group on a corporate restructuring in connection with its initial public offering (IPO) in Croatia.


  • Advising Keramag AG on the restructuring of the German business.
  • Advising Investitionsbank Berlin, the state-owned funding bank, on privatisation of a real estate company.
  • Advising New Apostolic Church on the merger of district churches.
  • Advising a pan-European manufacturing group of companies in designing and implementing a corporate compliance policy.
  • Compliance and anticorruption training of companies and associations.
  • Advising shareholders, supervisory boards and management boards on corporate governance and compliance issues.


  • Representing a US biotech company in a dispute concerning the theft of trade.
  • Advising and representing German-based chemical company in the course of major cybercrime attacks.
  • Advising the international eSports Team of Team Vitality.
  • Advising the Scandinavian buyer of a global group of companies in a €62 million arbitration against the sellers.
  • Advising a major ceramics manufacturer in a €17 million arbitration against its former joint-venture partner in Russia.
  • Advising Saudi Arabian diversified group of companies on a US$68 million International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration against a German manufacturer.
  • Representing a leading Europe-based food manufacturer in a €24 million cartel damage claim against German suppliers.
  • Representing a leading European food manufacturer in a €165 million cartel damage claim against its suppliers.


  • Hanseatisches OLG, Second State Examination
  • University of Freiburg, First State Examination


  • Germany, 1983

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Membership in the British Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany
  • Ghorfa Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry e.V.


  • German
  • English
  • Recommended for the M&A sector, JUVE Handbook for Commercial Law Firms 2023/24
  • Recommended for the M&A sector – “competent and reliable negotiator” (competitor), JUVE Handbook for Commercial Law Firms 2021/22

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