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Jochen (Josh) Hoerth is an Associate in the M&A/Corporate practice group in the Firm's Frankfurt office. He advises national and international publicly listed and private companies as well as investors with respect to national and international M&A transactions as well as in terms of corporate, capital market and commercial law.
Prior to joining White & Case, Josh worked as an Associate and trainee lawyer for another international law firm in Berlin, Frankfurt and New York City.
Before beginning his legal traineeship, Josh worked as a Research Associate for the Singapore-based Rule of Law Program Asia of German government-sponsored Konrad Adenauer Foundation.
Advising TecDAX and NASDAQ-listed Aixtron SE on the intended approx. €670 million takeover by the Chinese financial investor Fujian Grand Chip Investment. Germany-headquartered Aixtron is a leading provider of deposition equipment for the semiconductor industry. The transaction had to be abandoned by prohibitive order of US President Obama regarding Aixtron's US business.
Advising Swiss listed Conzzeta AG on its acquisition of the foam materials business unit of Otto Bock Group with production sites in Germany, China and the USA.
Advising Chinese specialist provider of battery cells and energy storage systems Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Ltd. (CATL) on the acquisition of an ownership stake in Valmet Automotive Ltd., a Finnish provider of vehicle manufacturing and convertible roof systems (the latter business emerged from the convertible roof division of former Karmann Group).
Advising US-listed The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. on a Joint Venture with Astra Rail Management GmbH. Both companies merged their railway production and services units based in Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Germany.
Advising the founders of Autonomos GmbH, a Berlin-based autonomous driving start-up, on the sale of all shares in Autonomos GmbH to TomTom, a global leader in traffic, mapping and navigation products and solutions.
Advising a major German car manufacturer on a cooperation agreement with a major Japanese car manufacturer.