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Jochen 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 and capital market law.
Prior to joining White & Case, Jochen Hoerth worked as an Associate and trainee lawyer for another international law firm in Berlin and New York, USA.
Before beginning his legal traineeship, Jochen Hoerth worked as a Research Associate for the Rule of Law Program Asia of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, a German government-sponsored NGO, in Singapore.
Advising Chinese specialist provider of battery cells and energy storage systems Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Ltd. (CATL) on the acquisition of a 22 percent ownership stake in Valmet Automotive Ltd., a Finnish provider of vehicle manufacturing and convertible roof systems (the latter business emerged from the former convertible roof division of the insolvent Karmann Group). As a result of the acquisition, CATL and Valmet Automotive now form a strategic partnership for electric vehicle solutions, which CATL aims to use to strengthen its market position in the rapidly evolving European electric vehicle market.
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 US-listed The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. on a Joint Venture with Astra Rail Management GmbH. Both companies will merge their operational units based in Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Germany. The manufacturing, engineering and sale of railcars as well as extensive service capabilities will be bundled within the newly formed company Greenbrier-Astra Rail to strengthen and expand the business in Europe, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations and Eurasia.