Merlin Laufenburg | Dusseldorf | Hogan Lovells

Merlin Laufenburg

Senior Associate Corporate & Finance


German, English


Merlin Laufenburg
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Merlin Laufenburg advises national and international companies on M&A and joint venture transactions, corporate law issues and the negotiation, drafting and termination of complex contracts. Merlin Laufenburg has been involved in several intra-group restructurings.

A focus of Merlin Laufenburg's practice is advising particularly regulated companies, e.g. due to public law control, a prominent market position or activities in a sensitive area.

Merlin Laufenburg has already worked for several years as a research assistant in our Corporate/ M&A practice group. During this time, he was extensively involved in advising corporate bodies in M&A transactions and in various post-M&A disputes.

Representative experience

Advising NRW.BANK on the sale of the former WestSpiel Group to the Gauselmann Group.

Advising Rhenus on the acquisition of a majority stake in LBH Group.

Advising a major infrastructure service provider on the reallocation of fuel and LPG distribution rights at service stations.

Advising NRW.BANK and NORD/LB on the sale of Bremer Spielcasino GmbH & Co. KG to Bremer Totto und Lotto GmbH.

Advising Fressnapf Beteiligungs GmbH on the joint acquisition of the Arcaplanet Group with Cinven.

Advising a minority shareholder of a German hidden champion on the possible exclusion of a co-shareholder and the sale of shares.

Advising a Tier1 supplier on the acquisition of a major charging station producer.

Advising Erste Abwicklungsantalt (EAA) in connection with the termination of a long-standing service agreement.

Advising a municipal utility on the establishment of a cooperation with energy service providers.

Advising an international energy company on the reorganization of its German business.


  • Second State Exam in Law, Higher Regional Court of Dusseldorf, 2021
  • First State Exam in Law, Bielefeld University, 2017
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Dusseldorf