Moritz H. Müller-Buttmann

Local Partner, Hamburg, Berlin



Moritz is a Local Partner in our Global Corporate/M&A group and specializes in domestic and cross-border corporate transactions, including acquisitions, divestments and joint ventures.

He advises on all fields of corporate law and is regularly involved in M&A transactions. A focus of his practice encompasses advising Venture Capital / Growth Equity investors in all kinds of technology transactions (including financing rounds and buy-outs) as well as acting for start-up / fast growth companies.

Recent representations include M&A transactions for Verdane Capital, Battery Ventures, Zalando, Rollic, Daimler, Clariant, LANXESS and Basalt Infrastructure.

Moritz spent significant time on secondment to the investment team of Verdane Capital where he advised on various M&A transactions.

Prior to joining the Hamburg office of White & Case, Moritz worked as an attorney in the Corporate/M&A / Private Equity department at another leading international law firm in Munich.

Bars and Courts
Second State Exam
Higher Regional Court of Hamburg
First State Exam
University of Passau
General Course
London School of Economics and Political Science
Diploma in Law
University of London


Recent deals include advising:

Cytel Inc.
Advised Cytel Inc., a provider of quantitative insights and health data analytics, in connection with a German acquisition as part of a larger strategic acquisition.

Advised Mercedes-Benz on the cooperation agreement for its strategic partnership with energy company E.ON for the establishment and operation of the new Europe-wide Mercedes-Benz charging network, which enables fast, safe and environmentally friendly charging of electric vehicles.

Advised Verdane as lead investor on a financing round of Fashion Cloud, one of Europe's leading B2B platforms for the fashion industry.

Advised Rollic, an Istanbul based game developer and publisher, focused on free-to-play hyper-casual games for iOS and Android on the acquisition of Popcore, an independent mobile game developer headquartered in Berlin.

Advised Zalando on the acquisition of a majority stake in Highsnobiety.

Advised Verdane on the acquisition of a majority stake in InnoNature, a nutritional supplements, superfoods and natural cosmetics company.

Colt Technology Services
Advised Colt Technology Services, a multinational telecommunications company, on the carve-out and subsequent sale of twelve data centers across its Europe portfolio to AtlasEdge.

Basalt Infrastructure Partners, LLC.
Advised Basalt Infrastructure on the acquisition of goetel GmbH and German Network Construction GmbH (together goetel).

Battery Ventures
Advised Battery Ventures on the add-on acquisition of GIS software company Geocom for its portfolio company AED-SICAD and on the public takeover offer for EASY SOFTWARE AG.

LANXESS Deutschland GmbH
Advised LANXESS Deutschland GmbH on the sale of its 40% stake in the chemical park operator Currenta to funds managed by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets.

Clariant Plastics & Coatings AG
Advised Clariant AG inter alia on the sale of its health care packaging business to Arsenal Capital.

Advised FIMER S.p.A., a leader in the inverter market for renewable energy, on an agreement to acquire ABB's solar inverter business.

Verdane Capital

  • Advised Verdane Capital on its investments in momox and smava.
  • Advised Verdane Capital on its acquisition of shares in Navabi, Careerfoundry and Kyto.

Advised NordLB on the financing of the acquisition of frostkrone group by EMERAM.*

BGP Holdings Europe S.à r.l.
Advised BGP Holdings Europe S.à r.l. on the sale of 16,000 apartments.*

Advised EQT on strategic partnership with GETEC.*

* Experience prior to joining White & Case.