Carola represents corporate clients as well as financial investors in a variety of cross-border transactions. Clients benefit from her deep experience in connection with competitive auction processes, complex sell-side mandates and strategic joint ventures. Having advised a large number of Asian clients, she further gained substantial knowledge relating to multi-jurisdictional foreign direct investment reviews and related transaction specifics.
Carola's focus are the automotive, technology and general industrials sectors. She is a member of the White & Case Global Technology Industry Group and part of the German Women's Initiative leadership team.
Prior to joining White & Case in 2013, Carola worked five years for another renowned international law firm in Frankfurt, 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.
Advised stock exchange operator Tradegate Exchange GmbH and its shareholders, Deutsche Börse AG and Tradegate AG Wertpapierhandelsbank, on the acquisition of Börse Berlin AG.
Advised US-headquartered Outbrain Inc. on its acquisition of the native advertising provider Ligatus from Gruner & Jahr GmbH, a group company of Bertelsmann.
Advised the shareholders of VI-grade, active in the area of driving simulation, on the sale to UK-based technology company Spectris plc.
Advised Euronext-listed Recticel NV on the German aspects of its acquisition of the remaining 49% in the joint venture Proseat from its Canadian partner Woodbridge Foam Corporation.
Advised SIX Swiss Exchange-listed Conzzeta AG on its acquisition of the polyurethane business from Otto Bock.
Chinese conglomerate, 2017
Advised a Chinese conglomerate on the acquisition of a minority stake in a Europe-based leading international travel retailer.
Advised the founders of Autonomos GmbH, a Berlin-based startup specialized in self-driving car software and related technology, on the sale to TomTom.
SGL Technologies Composites, 2017
Advised SGL Technologies Composites Holding GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of SGL Carbon SE, on its acquisition of the 50% stake of BENTELER Carbon Composites Beteiligungs-GmbH in their joint venture BENTELER-SGL.
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 IT company Luxoft Holding, Inc. on its acquisitions of the automotive software suppliers Symtavision (Germany) and Pelagicore (Sweden).
ACP, Borealis, Infinity and MEAG, 2015
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 Japanese motor manufacturer Nidec Corporation on its acquisition of Geräte und Pumpenbau GmbH Dr. Eugen Schmidt (GPM).
Qatar Holding, 2013
Advised Qatar Holding LLC, the strategic and direct investment arm of the Qatar Investment Authority, on the sale of its 10% 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.)