Carola represents corporate clients and financial investors in an array of domestic and cross-border public and private transactions.
As a local partner in the Frankfurt office's Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Group, she brings experience and insight to a broad spectrum of corporate law, private equity and capital markets matters. Her main focus are the automotive and technology sectors.
Recent matters include transactions for Aixtron, Avast Software, Continental, Daimler, Luxoft and Nidec.
Prior to joining White & Case in 2013, Carola worked five years for another renowned international law firm in Frankfurt am Main, Düsseldorf and New York. During this time, she was involved in a number of high-profile transactions, including Qatar Holding LLC's investment in Volkswagen and Porsche.
Advising HNA Group, a Chinese company with operations in the aviation, hospitality, tourism, real estate and finance industries, in its acquisition of 16.2% shares of Dufry AG, the world's largest travel retailer and a company listed on Swiss stock exchange, from GIC and Temasek.
Advised SIX Swiss Exchange-listed Conzzeta AG on their acquisition of the polyurethane business from Otto Bock.
Advised US-listed The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. on a joint venture with Astra Rail combining both parties' businesses in Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Germany.
Advised the founders of Autonomos GmbH, a Berlin-based startup specialized in self-driving car software and related technology, on the sale of their shares to TomTom.
Advised TecDAX listed Aixtron SE on the approx. €670 million public takeover offer by the Chinese financial investor Fujian Grand Chip Investment (takeover finally failed).
Advised a leading global technology company on the acquisitions of two technology start-ups in Germany.
Advised IT company Luxoft Holding, Inc. on its acquisitions of the automotive software suppliers Symtavision (Germany) and Pelagicore (Sweden).
Advised a consortium comprising Allianz Capital Partners GmbH, Borealis Infrastructure Management Inc., Infinity Investments SA and Munich RE on their acquisition of the Tank & Rast Group.
Advised Continental AG, one of the leading automotive suppliers worldwide, on its €600 million acquisition of the automotive business of Nasdaq Helsinki-listed Elektrobit Corporation.
Advised Nidec Corporation on its acquisition of Geräte und Pumpenbau GmbH Dr. Eugen Schmidt. This transaction was one of the largest Japanese direct investments in a tier 1 automotive supplier in Germany in recent years.
After having already assisted in the initial investment in 2009, advised Qatar Holding LLC, the strategic and direct investment arm of the Qatar Investment Authority, on the sale of its 10 percent stake in the ordinary shares of Porsche Automobil Holding SE to the Porsche and Piëch families.
Marketing Rules for Funds, Long Disclosure Rules and Short Disclosure Rules in Germany, HFM Compliance Database, 2014 (co-author with Andreas Wieland et al.)