Johannes P. Goossens

Local Partner, Frankfurt



Johannes P. Goossens is a local partner in the M&A/Corporate practice group in the Firm's Frankfurt office.

Johannes advises clients on M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions, as well as general corporate matters. His focus are the automotive, technology and general industrials sectors. His experience also includes restructuring and insolvency law in the context of distressed M&A transactions.

Prior to joining the firm, Johannes practiced at another international law firm in its Frankfurt office.

Bars and Courts
Second State Exam
Higher Regional Court of Hamburg
First State Exam
University of Trier


Visa Inc.
Advising Visa Inc. in its US$2.2 billion acquisition of Tink AB.*

The Middleby Corporation
Advising The Middleby Corporation in its acquisition of Novy nv.*

GBT Travel Services UK Limited, Advising d/b/a American Express Global Business Travel in its acquisition of Egencia Europe SAS from Expedia Group, Inc.
As part of the transaction Expedia will become a shareholder in Amex GBT.*

Korea Public Officials Benefit Association
Advising Korea Public Officials Benefit Association in the sale of its real estate assets, mutually held with Dream Global Real Estate Investment, to real estate funds managed by The Blackstone Group Inc.*

Corning Incorporated
Advising Corning Incorporated in its acquisition of substantially all of the Communication Markets Division of 3M.*

PayPal Inc.
Advising PayPal Inc. as lead investor in a US$50 million funding round for PPRO Holding GmbH and advising in its joined USD 100 Million growth investment together with Carlyle in Shopware AG.*

Advsing UCB SA in the acquisition financing of its US$2.1 billion acquisition of Ra Pharmaceuticals, Inc.*

Key Safety Systems, Inc.
Advising Key Safety Systems, Inc. in its US$1.6 billion acquisition of substantially all of the assets and operations of Takata Corporation;*

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
Advising Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. in its US$3.8 billion sale of the performance materials division of its materials technologies segment to Evonik Industries AG.*

Sealed Air Corporation
Advising Sealed Air Corporation in the proposed tax-free spin-off of its Diversey Care division and the food hygiene and cleaning business within its Food Care division into a new company called New Diversey.*

DENTSPLY International Inc.
Advising DENTSPLY International Inc. in its private placement of senior notes, and in a concurrent cash tender offer to purchase an amount of its outstanding senior notes.*

* Matters prior to working White & Case


Co-author: "Private Mergers and Acquisitions in Germany: Market Analysis Overview,"
Thomson Reuters, June 2017

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