Dr. Tobias Heinrich | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Tobias Heinrich
Tobias Heinrich

Dr. Tobias Heinrich

Partner, Frankfurt

Tobias combines excellent technical M&A skills with wide-ranging experience in complex, cross-border transactions. He is ranked by JUVE 2015/2016 as a highly recommended lawyer.


Tobias advises on major domestic and international M&A transactions, takeover law, reverse mergers, joint ventures and core corporate matters. Clients also benefit from his thorough grasp of stock corporation law and securities regulation.

In recent years, Tobias has developed particularly extensive knowledge and experience of matters in the automotive, chemicals and technology sectors. Adept at steering clients through challenging, cross-border deals, he is accustomed to leading and working as part of international teams of the Firm's lawyers.

Recent matters include M&A transactions for Clariant, Daimler, Nidec Corporation, SGL Carbon Group and AIXTRON.

A partner in the M&A practice of the Firm's Frankfurt office, Tobias has worked at White & Case since 2004. Noted for his knowledge of the latest legal developments, he regularly contributes to professional journals on a variety of current topics.

Bars and Courts

  • Rechtsanwalt


  • Dr jur, University of Hamburg
  • Second State Exam, Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt am Main
  • LLM, London School of Economics
  • First State Exam, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main


  • German
  • English


Nidec Corporation's acquisition of the Germany-based automotive supplier Geräte- und Pumpenbau GmbH Dr. Eugen Schmidt (GPM), 2014

Advised the Japanese Nidec Corporation on the acquisition of the Germany-based automotive supplier GPM from several private shareholders. This transaction represented one of the largest Japanese direct investments in Germany in recent years.

Clariant's joint venture with Wilmar, 2012

Advised Clariant on the establishment of a 50:50 joint venture with Wilmar to serve as a global platform for the production and distribution of amines and selected amine derivatives worldwide.

Daimler's joint venture for Electric Motors with Bosch, 2011

Advised Daimler AG on the establishment of a 50-50 joint venture with Robert Bosch GmbH.

Clariant's acquisition of a majority stake in Süd-Chemie, 2011

Advised the Swiss specialty chemical group Clariant AG on the acquisition of more than 95 percent of the shares in Süd-Chemie AG from its majority stockholder One Equity Partners, and numerous family shareholders. The value of this transaction was approximately €2 billion.


  • The Federal Financial Supervisory Authority’s (BaFin) new guidelines on fines pursuant to the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) – critical observations and European perspectives, ZIP, Issue 33, p.1557 et seqq., 2014, (co-author with Lutz Krämer and Ole Mückenberger)
  • Commentary on §§ 10, 15a, 15b, 25, 25a, 27a of German Securities Trading Act as well as Introduction, Kölner Kommentar WpHG, Ed, Heribert Hirte and Thomas Möllers, 2nd ed., 2014
  • Issuers Guidance ‘reloaded’ – A Review of BaFin’s Issuers Guidance dated November 8, 2013 with an outlook on future changes of the supervisory practice by the Transparency Directive 2013, CORPORATE FINANCE Law, Issue 5, p. 225 et seqq., 2013, (co-author with Lutz Krämer)
  • Commentary on § 32, Kommentar Investmentgesetz mit Bezügen zum Kapitalgesetzbuch, Ed, Thomas Emde et al, 1st ed., 2013
  • Introduction, Kölner Kommentar WpÜG, Ed, Heribert Hirte and Christoph von Bülow. 2nd ed., 2010

Awards & Recognition

Highly Recommended Lawyer, JUVE 2014/2015