Dr. Tim Arndt | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
 Tim Arndt
 Tim Arndt

Dr. Tim Arndt

Partner, Frankfurt

Tim Arndt represents private equity and corporate clients, as well as financial services organizations, in public and private, domestic and cross-border M&A and joint ventures.


A partner in the Frankfurt office's Global Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group, Tim's practice focuses on the representation of domestic and international corporate clients and private equity funds.

Clients seek his counsel in public and private, domestic and cross-border, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, "going private" transactions and private equity investments.

Tim has many years of experience representing foreign strategic and financial buyers in their efforts to acquire enterprises in Germany, both from large German conglomerates and private Mittelstand owners. He regularly works for numerous financial sponsors and Fortune 500 companies, acting as their German M&A counsel. His work for such clients often includes coordinating pan-European acquisitions, involving multiple jurisdictions both inside and outside Europe.

Tim has considerable knowledge and experience of the industrial and retail food & beverages sectors.

In addition to mergers and acquisitions, he provides general corporate and corporate governance advice, and is particularly noted for his in-depth knowledge of bank supervisory law.

Tim currently serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Fordham University School of Law.

Bars and Courts

  • Foreign Legal Counsel, New York
  • Rechtsanwalt


  • Second State Exam, Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt am Main
  • Dr jur, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main
  • First State Exam, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main


  • German
  • English


Regal Beloit Corporation, 2015

Tim advised Regal Beloit Corporation, a leading manufacturer of electric motors and electro-mechanical solutions, on the German aspects of its pending US$1.44 billion acquisition of the Power Transmission Solutions business, which is being sold by Emerson Electric Co.

Nestlé Waters, 2014

Tim advised Nestlé Waters on the German aspects of its sale of its water Home and Office Delivery (HOD) business in Germany, Russia, Poland, The Netherlands and Portugal, to Eden Springs.

Nestlé Deutschland, 2014

Tim advised Nestlé Deutschland AG on the sale of the infant nutrition brands Alete and Milasan, as well as the sale of their factory in the Bavarian town of Weiding, to German investment group BWK GmbH and private investor Horst Jostock.

Industria Macchine Automatiche, 2014

Tim advised Industria Macchine Automatiche S.p.A. (IMA) on its acquisition of an 80 percent stake in OYSTAR Group from independent German private equity group Odewald.

Nidec Corporation, 2014

Tim advised Nidec Corporation on its acquisition of Geräte- und Pumpenbau GmbH Dr. Eugen Schmidt, from its shareholders. The transaction was one of the largest Japanese direct investments in a tier 1-automotive supplier in Germany in recent years.

Forum Energy Technologies, 2013

Tim advised Texas-based oil production specialist Forum Energy Technologies on the acquisition of Blohm + Voss Oil Tools from London-based private equity firm STAR Capital Partners Ltd. Forum Energy Technologies is a global provider of products and technologies which solve the challenges of the subsea, drilling and production sectors of the oil and gas industry. Based in Hamburg, Germany and Willis, Texas, Blohm + Voss Oil Tools, manufactures a comprehensive range of pipe-handling equipment used on offshore and onshore drilling rigs.

Steadfast Capital, 2012

Advised Steadfast Capital Fund III, L.P. on the acquisition of Barat Ceramics Group from Equita GmbH & Co. Holding KGaA. The acquisition financing was provided by a bank consortium led by Helaba (Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen).

De'Longhi, 2012

Tim advised on the German aspects of small appliance manufacturer De'Longhi S.p.A.'s perpetual licensing of the Braun brand from the Procter & Gamble Company ("P&G"), in a deal worth up to €214 million. The agreement gave Treviso-based De'Longhi the perpetual right to use the Braun brand, and connected patents within the small kitchen appliance, ironing and selected household appliance categories. The agreement was complex, and leveraged the Firm's international network and cross-practice experience across multiple jurisdictions.

Cognetas, 2011

Tim advised Cognetas LLP on the sale of the automotive supplier KSM Castings to the Chinese CITIC Dicastal Wheel Manufacturing Co., Ltd. KSM Castings, previously called ThyssenKrupp Fahrzeugguss, is recognized as a technology leader in the global light metal castings industry.

Halder, 2011

Tim advised German SME investor Halder and several other co-investors on the sale of their majority shareholding in VAG-Armaturen GmbH to Rexnord LLC.

Awards & Recognition

Highly Recommended Lawyer, JUVE 2014/2015

Private Equity & Venture Capital