Sabine Pittrof is a partner in our Frankfurt office. She has more than 19 years of professional experience.

    Sabine’s core areas are M&A, private equity and corporate law. She has extensive experience in advising national and international clients, both buy-side and sell-side on M&A transactions in a variety of industries, among others in the automotive, environmental, energy and medical sectors.

    In addition, Sabine advises on industrial projects in the energy sector, such as RDF, biomass and sludge incineration plants, solar and wind farms. Sabine has a country focus on Australia and heads up the firm’s Australian Desk in Germany. She chairs the German-Australian Business Council e.V. and is a member of the board of several non-profit associations.

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    • Acting as the German law advisor for an Indian investor in the purchase of a German software company.
    • Acting for Edelmann GmbH on the purchase of a Chinese company from Elanders Group.
    • Acting for a German investor on the purchase of the remaining shares of two Indian companies.
    • Advising an Indian bank on various corporate and finance matters regarding financing of German acquisitions and projects.
    • Acting for a German investor on the purchase of the remaining shares in a Mexican company.
    • Acting for Kurita Europe GmbH on an asset sale to Livia Group.
    • Acting for Overland Sun Farming as the German law advisor on the sale of two large-scale solar projects in Australia to Innogy SE.
    • Acting for a UK/Australian joint venture as the German law advisor on the sale of several solar projects in Australia to German investors.
    • Acting for a strategic investor, as the German law advisor, on the sale of two solar projects in Australia to German investors.
    • Providing comprehensive advice to Kurita Europe GmbH on energy supply agreement for a chemical park.
    • Acting for an Australian cleantech company (solar) with respect to market entry in Germany and regarding the sale of real estate.
    • Acting for cleantech companies (buyers and sellers) in several M&A- transactions including Due Diligence and contract negotiations.
    • Advising Elektrizititätswerk Mittelbaden with respect to the structuring of a wind farm.
    • Advising Nederman with respect to the restructuring of the German group.
    • Acting Sauter-Cumulus on the acquisition of Pandomus AG.
    • Advising Xite Group B.V regarding the acquisition of OnePhone Deutschland GmbH.
    • Advising Edelmann GmbH on the acquisition of a Brazilian entity.
    • Advising MaXXcon-Group in connection with the proposed construction of biomass and RDF power plants.
    • Advising a German investor regarding a sludge incineration plant.
    • Advising in expert proceedings to solve a purchase price adjustment dispute in the technology sector.
    • Advising in expert proceedings to solve a purchase price adjustment dispute in the automotive sector.
    • Advising a Dutch bidder regarding the proposed acquisition of a chemical park.
    • Advising a public consortium of cities on the proposed acquisition of a real estate portfolio comprising more than 30,000 apartments.
    • Advising a Bank consortium on the restructuring of a real estate funds holding property in Australia.
    • Advising an Australian-listed company in connection with several acquisitions in Germany and Switzerland.
    • Advising a German company in connection with the split off of its solar division.
    • Advising the German branch of a foreign state-owned company regarding the proposed entry into the biogas market.

    Education

    • State Supreme Court of Nuremburg, Second State Examination, 1998
    • University of Passau, Germany, First State Examination, 1993
    • Ruprecht-Karls-Universit├Ąt Heidelberg, Dr. iur, Germany
    • University of New South Wales, Bachelor of Laws, Sydney, Australia

    Admissions

    • Germany, 1999

    Languages

    • English
    • German
    • French
    • Czech
    • Portuguese
    • Spanish
    • Japanese
    • One of 40 inspirational alumni by the Law School of the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

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    • Expert Witness, Public Hearing of the Trade Sub-Committee of the Joint Standing Committee for Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, Australian Parliament, regarding the inquiry into Australia’s trade and investment relationship with the UK, 2017.
    • Insights into the German Renewable Energy Experience, Perth, Australia, 2017.
    • EU-Rapporteur, Energy Roundtable, EU-Australia, Senior Leaders Forum, Sydney, Australia, 2017.
    • Getting yourself started in Europe, Venture Law Meeting, Sydney, Australia, 2017.

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