Dr. Michael Leicht | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Dr. Michael Leicht

Local Partner, Frankfurt

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Michael Leicht has extensive experience advising clients on complex commercial agreements. A particular focus of his practice is advising on such agreements in the context of cross border carve-out/business separation or business combination type M&A transactions and outsourcings (the later in particular in the financial services sector, including regulatory aspects).

Michael Leicht also frequently advises on non-contentious intellectual property and IT law as well as data privacy law, both in the context of M&A transactions and standalone.

Bars and Courts

  • Rechtsanwalt


  • Second State Exam, Palatine Higher Regional Court of Zweibrücken
  • Dr iur, Ruperto Carola, University of Heidelberg
  • First State Exam, Ruperto Carola, University of Heidelberg


  • German
  • English


Advising Airbus on carve-out related aspects in the context of Airbus’ majority investment in Bombardier's C-Series aircraft program*

Advising Airbus on the complex, multinational carve-out of a military division and its sale to financial investor KKR*

Advising UniCredit on the multinational, high volume outsourcing of IT infrastructure to a joint venture formed with IBM*

Advising a Swiss private bank on IT and data migration as well as transitional services arrangements in the context of the sale of its German private client business*

Advising HPS Investment Partners in the context of the acquisition of IKB Leasing group from IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG*

Advising a new market entrant on complex commercial arrangements between multiple parties underlying a mobile payment solution*

Advising German energy company E.ON on complex agreements for the management and operation of the Arkona windfarm in the context of E.ON's formation of a joint venture with Statoil*

Advising Warburg Pincus on intercompany relations and business separation aspects in the context of Warburg Pincus' investment in the Business Applications business of United Internet*

Advising Permira on intellectual property and IT law matters in the context of its acquisition of the majority in P&I Personal & Informatik group*

* Matters prior to working for White & Case.


  • Co-author, „Transfer of contracts in carve-outs (Übertragung von Verträgen bei Carve-Outs)”, NZG, Issue 4, Pages 121-126, 2011 (with Torsten Schreier)
  • Leicht, Michael: Disgorgement of profits in case of unfair competition – On the dogmatic qualification of section 10 paras. 1, 2 of the German Act against Unfair Competition and its consequences (Gewinn¬ab¬schöpfung bei Verstoß gegen die lauterkeitsrechtliche Generalklausel – Zur dogmatischen Qualifikation des § 10 Abs. 1, 2 UWG und ihren Konsequenzen). Baden-Baden, 2009