Dr. Jörg Kraffel | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Jörg Kraffel
Jörg Kraffel

Dr. Jörg Kraffel

Partner, Berlin

“Very client-oriented, excellent expertise.”

Client

Overview

Jörg Kraffel is a partner in the M&A Corporate Practice and serves as head of the EMEA M&A Corporate Group in Continental Europe. He supports clients with large-scale M&A transactions and all aspects of corporate law and is recognized by respected legal guides as a leading practitioner in his field.

Clients benefit from Jörg's extensive domestic and international experience, which spans more than 20 years - both as a partner at White & Case and as a partner in the M&A practice of another leading global law firm. During this time, he has been called upon to advise major clients such as the Federal Republic of Germany and Vattenfall GmbH.

Jörg's practice is particularly focused on helping companies and partnerships to structure and execute technically complex national and cross-border transactions, including joint ventures. He has also developed a significant track record in investment and acquisitions in the energy and real estate sectors, as well as privatizations.

Bars and Courts

  • Notary Public
  • Rechtsanwalt

Education

  • Second State Exam, Higher Regional Court of Berlin
  • First State Exam, Free University of Berlin
  • Dr jur, Free University of Berlin

Languages

  • German
  • English

Experience

Vattenfall GmbH, 2014

Advising Vattenfall GmbH on the outsourcing of the facility operations services in Germany including the sale of its subsidiaries VSG GmbH and Hanuman FO GmbH to ISS Facility Services GmbH, a subsidiary of the Danish company ISS Global A/S.

German Ministry of Finance, 2012

Advised on the €471 million sale of TLG Wohnen GmbH to MDAX-listed TAG Immobilien AG and on the €1.1 billion sale of TLG IMMOBILIEN GmbH to private equity investor Lone Star.

Vattenfall Europe AG, 2011

Advised the client on the sale of its 25 percent share in the Rostock hard-coal fired power plant to RheinEnergie AG, Cologne.

Vattenfall Europe AG, 2010

Advised the client on the sale of its subsidiary 50Hertz Transmission GmbH (50Hertz) to the Belgian transmission system operator Elia and to the Australian Industry Funds Management (IFM), one of the largest global infrastructure investment managers.

Vattenfall Europe AG, 2010

Advised on the sale of its 24.9 percent share in Städtische Werke Aktiengesellschaft, Kassel, to Thüga AG.

Vattenfall Europe AG, 2009

Advised on the sale of its majority shareholding in the regional energy supplier WEMAG AG (Schwerin).

HSH Real Estate AG, 2007-10

Advised on numerous transactions, including the purchase of a 50 percent stake in US Treuhand Verwaltungsgesellschaft für US-Immobilienfonds mbH from the four US Treuhand investors.

Awards & Recognition

Leading Individual, Chambers Europe 2012

Corporate/M&A- Germamy

Highly Recommended Lawyer, JUVE 2014/2015

M&A; Corporate

Highly Recommend Lawyer, Best Lawyers/Handelsbatt, 2015

Corporate and M&A