Alexander Dartsch

Associate, Düsseldorf

Biography

Overview

Alexander Dartsch is part of White & Case's M&A/Corporate practice group.

He advises national and international clients on mergers and acquisitions with a strong focus on the energy sector. Additionally, Alexander regularly assists energy utility companies and other industrial clients in contractual matters and gives strategic advice to stakeholders in connection with the transformation of the energy system.

Bars and Courts
Rechtsanwalt
Education
Second State Exam
Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf
First State Exam
Friedrich-Alexander-University
Universidad de Granada

Erasmus Programme

Languages
German
English

Experience

Advised The Arabesque Partnership with respect to venture capital investments for two of its subsidiaries in Germany and the UK with the involvement of Allianz X, Commerz Real, DWS, Federal State of Hesse and other investors

Advised STEAG on regulatory requirements under the German CHP-Act, with respect to project agreements and on the sale of a 49% stake in its district heating company STEAG Fernwärme GmbH

Advised a consortium consisting of STEAG GmbH and Bejing Capital Group in connection with the bidding process to acquire EEW Energy from Waste GmbH (EEW), the market-leading energy-from-waste company in Germany, from private equity investor EQT. We advised the consortium regarding the bidding procedure, due diligence, SPA negotiations, financing and merger control procedure. In the end, EQT has reached an agreement in principle to sell EEW to the competing bidder, Beijing Enterprises Holding, for approximately €1.4 billion

Advised Nabtesco Corporation, a Japanese auto parts and industrial machinery company, on the acquisition of privately held Germany-based auto parts makers ITG Serienfertigung Fahrzeugteile and auto parts assembler ITG Kompressoren GmbH as well as on the acquisition of Ovalo GmbH, a company that develops high precision gears and mechatronic drive and suspension systems for automotive applications

Advised Gasunie Deutschland Transport Services GmbH on the joint acquisition of gas transmission system operator jordgasTransport GmbH together with Open Grid Europe GmbH from Statoil Deutschland GmbH

Advised Vattenfall GmbH on the disposal of its shares in the Lauta thermal waste treatment facility in Saxony (T.A. Lauta, 74.9%), as well as the industrial power plant  in Rüdersdorf near Berlin (100%) to STEAG. Together, the two plants have a waste incineration capacity of 475,000 t/a

Advised DIC Corporation, a Japanese fine chemicals company, and its US subsidiary Sun Chemical Corporation, in connection with DIC’s proposed acquisition of BASF’s global pigments business, known as BASF Colors & Effects (BCE)

Adviised Commerz Real on the intended construction and financing of a closed distribution network on a refinery location in Gelsenkirchen 

Advised Open Grid Europe GmbH on the intended acquisition of a share in the pipeline project EUGAL from GASCADE

Advised Allianz Capital Partners GmbH as a bidder in the sale process with respect to a shares in Encevo S.A and its subsidiaries Enovos and Creos

Regular representation of clients in litigation cases regarding disputes with respect to the calculation of network tariffs by grid operators

Giving strategic advice regarding the impact of European gas network codices on the operational business of gas network operators active at interconnection points

Advising power plant operators with respect to remuneration entitlements for system-relevant power plants in decommissioning situations as well as with respect to redispatch orders given by grid operators