Dr. Volker Heidbüchel is the industry group leader of our Chemicals Group and is managing partner of our Berlin office, where he is a member of the Corporate Practice. As a business and transactional lawyer, his work involves the representation of a diverse range of businesses, from companies in the energy, automotive, chemical and media sector to industrial and manufacturing businesses and banks.

Volker specializes in corporate law. He advises companies on mergers and acquisitions, disposals, financings, restructurings and joint ventures.

His main focus is advising multinational businesses. He has a great experience in advising US and UK companies on their business activities in Germany. His clients often see him not only as a corporate and mergers and acquisitions lawyer, but as a first point of contact who will coordinate the advice of colleagues across other specialist departments and jurisdictions.

Volker is a regular contributor in professional journals (including Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Bankrecht, Steuern und Bilanzen) and he comments on current legal issues in the daily press (including Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Die Börsen-Zeitung).

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  • Advising a leading global automotive supplier on various disposals, including the sale of its climate business.
  • Advising Live Nation, a leading entertainment company, on various acquisitions.
  • Advising Olin on international legal matters and integration in connection with its US$5 billion acquisition of Dow Chemical’s Chlorine Products Division.
  • Advising Synthomer on the acquisition of Hexion’s Performance Adhesive and Coatings business.
  • Advising Morgan Advanced Materials on the acquisition of a German family owned business.
  • Advising Instinctif, an international business communication group, on the acquisition of various German communication companies.
  • Advising Sharp Electronics on various acquisitions in Germany.
  • Advising Low & Bonar, an international performance materials group, on the acquisition of a German green roofing company.
  • Advising a municipal utility on the acquisition of a cogeneration power plant.
  • Advising HomeServe International on its investments in Germany.
  • Advising Coats on the sale of its European crafts business to Aurelius.
  • Advising Cardtronics on the acquisition of a UK and Germany-based cash machine operator.
  • Advising Ashland on the acquisition of the personal care business of Schülke & Mayer.
  • Advising Owens Corning on the acquisition of vliepa GmbH, a specialist in the finishing of nonwovens, paper and plastics.
  • Advising STERIS on the acquisition of various companies in the medical technology sector.
  • Advising Kiloutou on the acquisition of various companies in the field of rental of working platforms.
  • Advising DCC/Exertis on the acquisition of COMM-TEC, a distributor of communication technology.
  • Advising NOV on the acquisition of various technology companies.


  • Kammergericht Berlin, Second State Examination, 2000
  • OLG Trier, 1999
  • University College London, LL.M., 1997
  • University of Trier, First State Examination, 1994


  • Germany

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany
  • Member of Oxford Alumni


  • English
  • German

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