Dr. Jörg Kraffel

Partner, Berlin


“Very client-oriented, excellent expertise.”


Jörg Kraffel is a senior partner in our worldwide M&A Practice. He supports clients with large-scale M&A transactions and all aspects of corporate law and is recognized by respected legal guides as a leading practitioner in his field.

Clients benefit from Jörg's extensive domestic and international experience, which spans more than 20 years - both as a partner at White & Case and as a partner in the M&A practice of another leading global law firm. During this time, he has been called upon to advise major clients such as the Federal Republic of Germany and Vattenfall GmbH.

Jörg's practice is particularly focused on helping companies and partnerships to structure and execute technically complex national and cross-border transactions, including joint ventures. He has also developed a significant track record in investment and acquisitions in the energy and real estate sectors, as well as privatizations.

Bars and Courts
Notar, Notarkammer Berlin
Second State Exam
Higher Regional Court of Berlin
First State Exam
Free University of Berlin
Dr jur
Free University of Berlin


STEAG, 2017
Advising STEAG GmbH on the sale of 49 percent of the shares in its wind farm portfolio in France to an infrastructure fund of Allianz Global Investors. STEAG remains majority shareholder with 51 percent and continues to be responsible for commercial and technical management.

Vattenfall GmbH, 2014
Advising Vattenfall GmbH on the outsourcing of the facility operations services in Germany including the sale of its subsidiaries VSG GmbH and Hanuman FO GmbH to ISS Facility Services GmbH, a subsidiary of the Danish company ISS Global A/S.

German Ministry of Finance, 2012
Advised on the €471 million sale of TLG Wohnen GmbH to MDAX-listed TAG Immobilien AG and on the €1.1 billion sale of TLG IMMOBILIEN GmbH to private equity investor Lone Star.

Vattenfall Europe AG, 2011
Advised the client on the sale of its 25 percent share in the Rostock hard-coal fired power plant to RheinEnergie AG, Cologne.

Vattenfall Europe AG, 2010
Advised the client on the sale of its subsidiary 50Hertz Transmission GmbH (50Hertz) to the Belgian transmission system operator Elia and to the Australian Industry Funds Management (IFM), one of the largest global infrastructure investment managers.

Vattenfall Europe AG, 2010
Advised on the sale of its 24.9 percent share in Städtische Werke Aktiengesellschaft, Kassel, to Thüga AG.

Vattenfall Europe AG, 2009
Advised on the sale of its majority shareholding in the regional energy supplier WEMAG AG (Schwerin).

HSH Real Estate AG, 2007-10
Advised on numerous transactions, including the purchase of a 50 percent stake in US Treuhand Verwaltungsgesellschaft für US-Immobilienfonds mbH from the four US Treuhand investors.

Awards and Recognition

Highly Recommended Lawyer, JUVE 2019/2020
M&A and Corporate

Highly Recommended Lawyer, JUVE 2019/2020
Energy law: Regulatory and Energy sector: Transactions/finance

Highly Recommend Lawyer, Best Lawyers/Handelsblatt 2019
M&A and Corporate