Andreas Stilcken

Partner, Frankfurt


“He’s highly experienced and has a calm and straightforward approach to things. He’s very constructive and you feel you can rely on him.”
Chambers Europe 2014


A leading M&A lawyer, Andreas Stilcken supports clients with cross-border mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and joint ventures. He offers clients the benefit of his considerable experience in these fields, which spans more than 20 years.

Andreas' reputation has attracted a client portfolio that features major domestic and international clients, including financial sponsors and Fortune 500 companies. Acting as their German M&A advisor, he helps to successfully execute complex, multijurisdictional deals. The international dimension of Andreas' transactional experience enables him to strategically coordinate clients' pan-European acquisitions, which often involve multiple territories both within and outside Europe.

Committed to providing value-driven, goal-focused advice, Andreas also has a strong track record of representing foreign strategic and financial buyers in their attempts to acquire enterprises in Germany, both from large German conglomerates and private Mittelstand owners.

He brings insight and experience to deals in an array of industries, but has a particularly strong grasp of the transactional issues related to the automotive and industrial sectors. He has played a key role in many notable projects in these areas.

Bars and Courts
Second State Exam
Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt am Main
First State Exam
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main


Advising J.M. Huber Corporation on the acquisition of the specialty chemicals producer Martinswerk GmbH from NYSE-listed Albemarle Corporation.

Advising Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. in connection with the acquisition of all of the capital stock of privately held Arizona Chemical Holdings Corporation for a cash purchase price of US$1.37 billion.

Advising the family shareholders of Conditorei Coppenrath & Wiese, a leading producer of frozen cakes, pies and pastries, on the sale of the company to Dr. August Oetker KG.

Advising Daimler and its subsidiary moovel GmbH on the acquisition of Intelligent Apps GmbH.

Advising Daimler AG on the establishment of a 50:50 joint venture with Robert Bosch GmbH for the joint development, production and distribution of traction motors for electric vehicles.

Advising Ireland-based Glen Dimplex Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of electrical heating and cooling systems, on the establishment of the energy joint venture BEEGY, together with MVV Energie AG, BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH and Munich-based software specialist GreenCom Networks AG.

Advising Motion Equity Partners on the divestiture of the ixetic group, leading manufacturer of power steering and other pumps, to Magna International Inc.

Advising Halder funds and other co-investors on the sale of their majority shareholding in VAG-Armaturen GmbH to Rexnord LLC.

Advising Motion Equity Partners on the sale of the automotive supplier KSM Castings to the Chinese CITIC Dicastal Wheel Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Advising the founders of TuneUp Software GmbH, a leading provider of software for the enhancement of PCs, on the sale of their shareholdings to AVG Technologies N.V.

Awards and Recognition

Leading Lawyer: Private Equity – Germany, Chambers Europe 2014

Highly Recommended Lawyer: M&A, JUVE 2013/2014

Private Equity & Venture Capital, JUVE 2013/2014

Corporate and M&A, The Legal 500 EMEA 2013, Germany

Private Equity, Best Lawyers/Handelsblatt 2013

Highly Recommended Lawyer, Best Lawyers/Handelsblatt, 2015
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