Carola Glasauer

Partner, Frankfurt


Carola Glasauer is named as one of Germany’s best lawyers for Corporate Law in the most recent Best Lawyers/Handelsblatt 2022.


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.

Carola's focus are the automotive, technology and general industrials sectors. She is co-head of the Firm's global Auto Tech practice, 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.

Bars and Courts
Second State Exam
Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf
First State Exam
University of Würzburg


Tier on sale of nextbike to Star Capital, 2024
Advised Tier Mobility on the sale of nextbike to Star Capital. The sale was preceded by a spin-off of nextbike that was driven by differences in business and operating models.

ABB, 2022
Advised global technology company ABB on the acquisition of PowerTech Converter (PTC), a leading supplier of auxiliary power converters and aftermarket services for the railway industry.

Zalando, 2022
Advised Zalando SE on the acquisition of a majority stake in Highsnobiety, one of the world's most influential street style and new luxury culture media brands.

Nordic Capital, 2022
Advised Nordic Capital on the sale of the eye care clinics group Veonet to PAI Partners and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan.

Advised JENOPTIK AG on the acquisition of the Medical Applications and SwissOptic business units from Berliner Glas GmbH, a subsidiary of ASML Holding N.V.

TIER, 2021
Advised TIER Mobility AG on the acquisition of bike sharing provider nextbike.

Symrise, 2021
Advised Symrise AG on its acquisition of the global fragrance and aroma chemicals activities of Sensient Technologies Corp.

Nordic Capital, 2020
Advised Nordic Capital on the acquisition of BearingPoint RegTech, a leading European provider of software solutions across the regulatory value chain.

DBAG, 2020
Advised Deutsche Beteiligungs AG on the acquisition of a majority stake in Multimon AG, a leading provider of fire protection systems

Tradegate, 2019
Advised stock exchange operator Tradegate Exchange GmbH and its shareholders, Deutsche Börse AG and Tradegate AG Wertpapierhandelsbank, on the acquisition of Börse Berlin AG.

Outbrain, 2019
Advised US-headquartered Outbrain Inc. on its acquisition of the native advertising provider Ligatus from Gruner & Jahr GmbH, a group company of Bertelsmann.

VI-grade, 2018
Advised the shareholders of VI-grade, active in the area of driving simulation, on the sale to UK-based technology company Spectris plc.

Recticel, 2018
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.

Conzzeta, 2017
Advised SIX Swiss Exchange-listed Conzzeta AG on its acquisition of the polyurethane business from Otto Bock.

Autonomos, 2017
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.

Aixtron, 2016
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).

Luxoft, 2016
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.

Continental, 2015
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.

Nidec, 2014
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.)

Awards and Recognition

Best Lawyer Germany in Corporate Law, Handelsblatt 2021-2023

Highly Recommend Lawyer, Best Lawyers/Handelsblatt 2020
Corporate Law