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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.
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