Dr. Murad M. Daghles

Partner, Düsseldorf

Biography

“Recommended Partner for Cross-Border M&A.”
The Legal 500 (Corporate/M&A, Germany)

“Highly Recommended Lawyer: M&A”
JUVE 2020/2021

Overview

Murad advises national and international corporates on complex national and cross-border M&A-transactions, Distressed-M&A and joint ventures as well as on German stock corporations, take-over and related capital market law and corporate governance matters. He has a special focus on corporate real estate matters. Murad has advised on several domestic and cross-border real estate transactions and has broad domestic and international experience in advising on sales and purchases, property developments, corporate transactions and joint ventures. Moreover, he specializes on corporate litigation matters, i.e. Post-M&A disputes.

Murad regularly advises German medium-sized and DAX-companies on international investments and transactions, in particular in the Middle East and foreign investors and investors inter alia from the Middle East on business activities and investments in Germany and Europe.

Murad is admitted to the German bar since 2008 and has worked inter alia in New York, Los Angeles and Abu Dhabi.

Bars and Courts
Rechtsanwalt
Education
Dr jur
Westfälische-Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Second State Exam
Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf
First State Exam
Westfälische-Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Languages
German
English
Arabic

Experience

e.GO Mobile
Advising in connection with the sale of all assets of German electric car manufacturer e.GO Mobile AG. The international private equity company nd Industrial Investments B.V., part of nd Group B.V., has taken a stake in e.GO Mobile AG, based in Aachen, as majority shareholder of Next.e.GO Mobile SE, alongside the management team including founder Prof. Günther Schuh.

German InsurTech company
Representation of a German InsurTech company on the acquisition of a software consulting company.

x+bricks group
Representation of x+bricks group on the approximately EUR 500 million acquisition of 120 grocery-anchored properties from TLG Immobilien AG and its subsidiaries. The acquisition is one of the largest portfolio transactions of grocery-anchored properties ever executed in Germany.

DK Company A/S
Representation of DK Company A/S on the acquisition and restructuring of meinemarkenmode.de GmbH & Co. KG within the scope of insolvency plan proceedings.

IT4process GmbH
Representation of IT4process GmbH and its shareholders in connection with the strategic investment of the B. Braun Melsungen Group through the acquisition of 25.1% of the shares via Aesculap AG with an option to acquire up to 49% of the shares.

IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG
Representation of IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG on the capital decrease in a nominal amount of EUR 1.5 billion via redemption of treasury shares surrendered to the bank for such purpose by its sole shareholder without any remuneration. 

Orascom Development Holding
Representation of Orascom Development Holding in relation to various legal implications of the Thomas Cook insolvency proceedings.

aamundo Real Estate Group
Representation of aamundo Real Estate Group on the setting-up of a joint venture with Angelo Gordon to establish an investment platform for value-added real estate in the logistics and light industrial sectors in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

DUSSUR (Saudi Arabian Industrial Investments Company)
Representation of DUSSUR (Saudi Arabian Industrial Investments Company) on a USD 267 million strategic joint venture with General Electric to manufacture gas turbines in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.*

Nordenia International AG
Representation of Nordenia International AG with its acquisition by the Mondi Group.*

Saudi Aramco Energy Venture
Representation of Saudi Aramco Energy Venture on an investment in FLC Flowcastings GmbH.*

Saudi Aramco
Representation of Saudi Aramco on the formation of the specialty chemicals joint venture ARLANXEO and on the subsequent EUR 1.5 billion acquisition of the remaining 50% interests joint venture from LANXESS.*

Barloworld Logistics
Representation of Barloworld Logistics in connection with corporate law issues and various M&A-transactions.*

Berkshire Hathaway and Warren Buffett
Representation of Berkshire Hathaway and Warren Buffett on the acquisition of more than 10% of Munich Re shares and the subsequent sale of shares below the notification threshold of 10%.*

Corestate Capital AG
Representation of Corestate Capital AG on the sale of a residential and commercial real estate portfolio to several institutional German buyers. The portfolio comprised around 3,700 building units in North Rhine-Westphalia, Hesse and Berlin.*

Mubadala Development Company PJSC
Representation of Mubadala Development Company PJSC on various acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures.*

Swiss Life
Representation of Swiss Life on the acquisition of CORPUS SIREO, Germany's leading independent real estate service provider.*

Supervisory Board members of Volkswagen AG
Representation of Supervisory Board members of Volkswagen AG in connection with their fiduciary duties in connection with the Porsche/Volkswagen merger.*

QInvest
Representation of QInvest on a joint venture with Pramerica to acquire 16 retail properties throughout Germany.*

*Matters prior to working for White & Case

Speaking Engagements

Speaker at panel "Powering the Future: Financing Investments in the Energy Sector" at the 11th Arab-German Energy Forum, November 25, 2020

Speaker at panel "Energy, Mining & Petrochemical Industry" at the 23d Arab-German Business Forum, October 28, 2020

Moderator of opening ceremony and of panel "How the Covid-19 Pandemic will transform Healthcare: Learning Effects for the Healthcare System" at the 13th Arab-German Health Forum, September 22, 2020

Speaker at panel "Arab-German Cooperation in the Pharma Industry: Building Sustained Drug and Device Availability in the Arab World" at the 13th Arab-German Health Forum, September 22, 2020

CFA Lecture on "Business Transactions in "Emerging Markets" – Middle East case study" in Düsseldorf on November 28, 2019

"Transitions in the Energy Mix: Oil & Gas - Innovative Technologies and Solutions" at the conference "Energy Transition in the Arab World" in Berlin on November 25/26, 2019

"Focus energy, water and waste management - identifying and serving future markets" at the 1st Arab-German Economic Conference North Rhine-Westphalia in Düsseldorf on November 7, 2019

Publications

Daghles, Murad M.: "Islamic fintech to play key role in German market", Islamic Finance News – Annual Guide 2021, Page 74

Daghles, Murad M.; Kynast, Philipp: "Venture Capital meets Distressed M&A: Venture Capital Transaktionen in Krisenzeiten", GWR 22/2020, Pages 429-448

Daghles, Murad M.; Haßler, Thyl; Kynast, Philipp: "W&I insurances as deal facilitator in distressed transactions?", M&A Review Europe 1/2020, Pages 46-48

Daghles, Murad M.; Haßler, Thyl; Kynast, Philipp: "W&I insurance in the light of Venture Capital transactions – a tool to balance conflicting interests?", M&A Review Europe 1/2020, Pages 50-52

Daghles, Murad M.: "Challenges and opportunities for Halal financing in fintech", Islamic Finance News Volume 17, Issue 22, 2020, Pages 23-24

Daghles, Murad M.; Haßler, Thyl: "Duties of corporate bodies in the Corona pandemic (Organpflichten im Lichte der Corona-Pandemie)", BB 2020, p. 1032 et seq.

Daghles, Murad M.; Haßler, Thyl: "Key features of public M&A in Germany (Grundzüge Public M&A in Deutschland)", M&A Review 1-2/2020, p. 10 et seq.

Daghles, Murad M.; Makhloufi, Hayat : "Islamic Finance - Überblick and Grundzüge", GWR - Gesellschafts- und Wirtschaftsrecht, 15 October 2019, Pages 355-359

Daghles, Murad M.; Kynast, Philipp: "Legal framework for Islamic finance products and recent trends in Germany", Islamic Finance News, Volume 16, Issue 19, 2019, Pages 23-24

Daghles, Murad M.; Haßler, Thyl: "Post M&A-Litigation – typical situations of potentially controversial complexes in M&A transactions (Post M&A-Litigation – Ausgewählte Fallkonstellationen potenziell streitanfälliger Komplexe im Rahmen von M&A Transaktionen)", M&A Review 4/2019, Page 90 et seq.

Daghles, Murad M.: "Germany, The Islamic Finance and Markets Review", Ed. 3, 2018, Pages 21-28

Daghles, Murad M.; Haßler, T.: "The role of the board and supervisory board within the scope of M&A-transactions (Die Rolle von Vorstand und Aufsichtsrat im Rahmen von M&A-Transaktionen)", M&A Review 11/2018, Pages 393-397

Daghles, Murad M.: "ZPO Section 91 para. 2 sentence 1; HGB Section 171 para. 2 – To the reimbursement of the travel expenses of an external lawyer from an insolvency administrator following claims pursuant Section 171 para. 2 HGB against a variety of limited partners (ZPO § 91 Abs. 2 Satz 1; HGB § 171 Abs. 2 – Zur Erstattung der Reisekosten eines auswärtigen Anwalts des – Ansprüche gem. § 171 Abs. 2 HGB gegenüber einer Vielzahl von Kommanditisten verfolgenden – Insolvenzverwalters)", EWiR 2018, Pages 383-384

Daghles, Murad M.; Atta, J.: "Regional Court Munich I: Determination of threshold values to the composition of the supervisory board pursuant the Co-Determination Act (LG München I: Ermittlung der Schwellenwerte zur Zusammensetzung des Aufsichtsrats nach dem Mitbestimmungsgesetz)", GWR 2018, Page 214

Daghles, Murad M.: "Trends in the field of W&I – a legal perspective on the 'AIG Damage Survey 2018' (Trends im Bereich W&I – eine juristische Perspektive zur ‚AIG Schadensstudie 2018')", M&A Review 6/2018, Pages 239-241

Daghles, Murad M.: "Chances and challenges – investment projects from and to the Middle East (Chancen und Herausforderungen – Investitionsvorhaben aus dem und in den Mittleren Osten)", Börsen-Zeitung, 12/2017, Number 234, Page 14

Daghles, Murad M.; Rengier L.: "The wait is over – Execution of cross-border corporate transactions before receipt of the last competition-law clearance through Carve-Out (Das Warten hat ein Ende – Vollzug grenzüberschreitender Unternehmenstransaktionen vor Erhalt der letzten fusionskontrollrechtlichen Freigabe durch Carve-out)", M&A Review 2017, Pages 397-401

Daghles, Murad M.: "AktG Section 84 para. 3 Sentence 1, 2, Section 88; BGB Section 626 – To the extraordinary termination and the revocation of the appointment of a member of the supervisory board for exceptional reasons (AktG § 84 Abs. 3 Satz 1, 2, § 88; BGB § 626 - Zur außerordentlichen Kündigung und dem Widerruf der Bestellung eines Vorstandsmitglieds aus wichtigem Grund)", EWiR 2017, Page 427

Daghles, Murad M.; Haßler, T.: "Accounts Warranty in M&A-transactions – practical implications of the decision of the Higher Regional Court Frankfurt am Main (Bilanzgarantien in M&A-Transaktionen – Praktische Auswirkungen des Urteils des OLG Frankfurt am Main)", M&A Review 2017, Page 241

Daghles, Murad M.; Haßler, T.: "Warranty & Indemnity-Insurances within the scope of corporate transactions (Warranty & Indemnity-Versicherungen im Rahmen von Unternehmenstransaktionen)", GWR, 2016, Page 455

Daghles, Murad M.; Haßler, T.: "Resignation of the sole director of a PLC will not take place at an inopportune moment, if PLC stays capable of acting (Amtsniederlegung des Alleinvorstands einer AG erfolgt nicht zur Unzeit, wenn die AG handlungsfähig bleibt)", GWR, 2016, Page 358

Daghles, Murad M.: OLG Braunschweig: "Press releases of a shareholder about other purchase intentions do not create liability under capital market and security trading laws (Pressemitteilungen eines Aktionärs über weitere Kaufabsichten begründen keine wertpapierhandelsrechtliche Haftung)", GWR 2016, Page 168

Daghles, Murad M.: "The amendment to the law on stock companies 2016 (Die Aktienrechtsnovelle 2016)", GWR 2016, Page 45

Daghles, Murad M.: "Amendment to the law on stock companies makes preference share more flexible (Aktienrechtsnovelle macht Vorzugsaktie flexibler)", Börsen-Zeitung, 9. Januar 2016, Page 9

Daghles, Murad M.; Ulmer, J.: "The new Commercial Companies Law of the United Arabian Emirates (Das Neue Commercial Companies Law der Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate)", Börsen-Zeitung, 24 October 2015, Page 13

Daghles, Murad M.: "Special Agent: Appointment and dismissal – procedural requirements due to anticipateness (Besonderer Vertreter: Bestellung und Abberufung – Verfahrensvoraussetzungen wegen Vorgreiflichkeit)", Betriebs-Berater 2009, Page 2393

Daghles, Murad M.: "The compatibility of Islamic concept of the state with the democratic constitutional order (Die Kompatibilität islamischer Staatsauffassungen mit der freiheitlich demokratischen Grundordnung)", Peter Lang, 2009

Awards and Recognition

Best Lawyer Germany in Energy Law, Handelsblatt 2021

"Highly recommended" Germany - Best Law Firms for M&A: Mid-cap - 2021, Leaders League

"Recommended Partner for Cross-Border M&A" The Legal 500 (Corporate/M&A, Germany)

"Highly Recommended Lawyer: M&A" JUVE 2020/2021

"Highly Recommend Lawyer", Best Lawyers/Handelsblatt 2020