Dr. Joachim Heine is a member of the firm's Corporate Practice. He advises clients on public and private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and venture capital financings with an emphasis on cross-border transactions.

    Joachim’s client portfolio includes corporates and funds in the fields of cleantech, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, technology, media and communication, real estate and financial services.

    He is a regular speaker at conferences on private equity, venture capital and cleantech.

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    Mergers & Acquisitions

    • Advising Lincoln Electric on the acquisition of Robolution GmbH.
    • Advising Silmet Grupp on the sale of a controlling stake in AS Silmet to Molycorp, Inc.
    • Advising Olympus Corporation on the sale of its worldwide diagnostic services business to Beckman Coulter, Inc.
    • Advising American Industrial Acquisition Corporation on the acquisition of three European aluminium foil and packaging plants from Novelis.
    • Advising DDR on a joint venture with ECE regarding real estate investments in Russia and the Ukraine.

    Private Equity

    • Advising JPMorgan on the acquisition of a real estate portfolio in Hungary.
    • Advising Cerberus regarding the acquisition of Wohnungsbau-gesellschaft Jade GmbH.
    • Advising the owners of Entitec AG on the sale of their shares to the German private equity fund Auctus.
    • Advising private equity investors on the acquisition of several PV plants in France and Italy.

    Venture Capital

    • Advising Middle Peak GmbH on its Series A Round of Financing by Wellington Partners, Seventure Partners and High-tech Gr├╝nderfonds.
    • Advising four life science funds on the Series A Round of Financing of a German pharmaceutical company.
    • Advising Swiss VC-investors on the financing of a German provider of coupon and customer charge cards.


    • University of Cologne, Second State Examination, 1998
    • University of Cologne, First State Examination, 1995
    • University of Cologne, J.D./Ph.D., 1995


    • Germany, 1998


    • English
    • German
    • Recommended in the 2015/2016 JUVE Handbook of German Corporate and Commercial Law Firms for mergers and acquisitions

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