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Dr. Joachim W. Habetha, LL.M. (EUI)


Dr. Joachim W. Habetha, LL.M. (EUI)

Joachim W. Habetha brings more than 20 years of transactional experience with him. His practice is focused on private equity, corporate finance, corporate M&A and joint ventures as well as corporate restructuring. In particular, his buy-side and sell-side advice on large- and mid-cap private equity buyouts has been acknowledged as a "strong track record in major private equity deals" (Chambers Europe). Also family-owned "Mittelstand" enterprises and family investment vehicles use his wealth of experience. Market participants describe him as "detail-oriented and highly experienced" (Chambers Europe).

Whether you conduct an M&A auction or you are in one-on-one negotiations of a transaction, Joachim is at the centre where clients' priorities for economic and legal compounds merge. He brings together our corporate transactional teams across the industry sectors and jurisdictions that are important to you for the relevant transaction; whether full teams from the outset or small teams at the starting line with options to expand as the transaction develops.

In addition to his long practicing as an attorney-at-law (Rechtsanwalt), Joachim has also been admitted as a German notary (Notar) in Frankfurt since 2009. Joachim started his professional career as an assistant lecturer with Prof. Dr. Dieter Reuter at the University of Kiel, Germany, where he was awarded a doctor of jurisprudence in 1994 (published with C.F. Müller in 1995). Further, Joachim holds a Master of Laws which he earned at the European University Institute, Florence, in an academic year supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Joachim regularly publishes on selected legal topics. Inter alia, he is a co-author of the commentary on the German Banking Act (KWG) published by C.H.Beck.

"Strong track record in major private equity deals"

Representative experience

Advising Five Arrows Principal Investments on the acquisition of ProSpitalia group.

Advising Advent International and The Carlyle Group on their joint acquisition of H.C. Starck group from Bayer and follow-up disposal transactions.

Advising Weissker Group/NDT Global on the acquisition of the national and international businesses of the insolvent NDT Systems & Services AG.

Advising Quadriga Capital on portfolio restructurings and management equity participations.

Advising GFKL group on various company sales.

Advising THALES Avionics S.A. on the acquisition of Diehl Luftfahrt Elektronik and the integration of Diehl Luftfahrt Elektronik in Diehl Aerospace GmbH.

Advising a German founder family on the sale of their majority participation in DIS Deutscher Industrie Service AG to Adecco.

Advising Advent International on the sale of Oxea to Oman Oil Company (OOC).

Advising Advent International on the acquisition of GFKL Financial Services AG.

Advising Advent International on the acquisition of Takko Holding GmbH from Permira and Alpinvest.

Education and admissions


  • LL.M., European University Institute, Florence
  • Kiel University
  • University of Surrey


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''Excellent Lawyer''. Leading lawyer in Private Equity.

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Recommended lawyer in Private Equity Transactions/ Venture Capital

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