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Andreas Menge

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Andreas Menge is a partner in the firm's Berlin office and part of the corporate and transactional practice group. He advises well-known national and international companies on corporate law, in particular mergers and acquisitions.

In addition, he focuses on contractual matters of civil and commercial law, including drafting and negotiating distribution, procurement, R&D, and other commercial contracts. He advises particularly clients in the pharma and healthcare, industrial, automotive and tech industries.

Andreas Menge possesses extensive experience in advising legal departments of international companies on corporate law and commercial contracts. He also worked in legal departments of high profile companies, including the M&A team of a prominent tier-1 automotive supplier and the legal department of an industrial and aviation supplier.

Professional Background

Andreas Menge joined K&L Gates in January 2012. After passing his First State Examination in 2008, he worked as a legal assistant at a leading German law firm and as a legal clerk in the Berlin offices of two leading international law firms, among others. He is a participant in the Master's degree (M. Sc.) program Clinical Trial Management and successfully completed Drug Regulatory Affairs at the University of Augsburg in 2017.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Member of the German Bar Association (Deutscher Anwaltsverein)
  • Member of the FORUM of Young Lawyers in the German Bar Association (Arbeitsgemeinschaft FORUM Junge Anwaltschaft im Deutschen Anwaltverein (DAV) e.V.)
  • Voluntary legal guardian (Vormund) for Syrian minor seeking refugee status in Germany

Additional Information

  • Commentary on the Judgment of the Federal Court of Justice dated September 18, 2012 – II ZR 50/11 – “Special Payments to Silent Partners as a Performance causa societatis and Amendments to Enterprise Agreements", Gesellschafts- und Wirtschaftsrecht (GWR), Edition 3/2013, p. 43
Andreas Menge has been a key component in the following representative transactions and matters:
  • MinebeaMitsumi in the acquisition of Mast Kunststoffe GmbH & Co. KG
  • Mölnlycke Health Care in its acquisition of German medical technology company SastoMed GmbH
  • Chembio Diagnostics in its acquisition of German medical technology company OpTricon GmbH and establishing its new European development hub in Berlin
  • VTG AG in connection with its EUR 780 million purchase of Nacco Group
  • Bidding consortium in the proposed acquisition of Toll Collect GmbH, the operator of the German highway tolling system for trucks, from the Federal Republic of Germany and the operation of the tolling system
  • A German privately-financed, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company on many aspects of its clinical trials and its medicinal product development
  • An international infrastructure fund in its acquisition, financing and the ongoing operation of several portfolios of railcars
  • An international specialty biopharmaceutical group with its seat in Switzerland in its cooperation with a German university
  • Luye Pharma Group on its European market entry and the acquisition of Acino’s transdermal drug delivery systems consisting of patches and biodegradable subcutaneous implants
  • A U.S. listed manufacturer and supplier of industrial and aerospace equipment on its acquisition of a German mid-size company, that designing and manufacturing precision miniature ball bearings
  • Microsoft on the acquisition of the crash analytics and beta distribution service HockeyApp
  • Ongoing legal corporate and commercial law advice to the European and German practice of a listed Chinese pharmaceutical group, in particular license, R&D, clinical trial and supply agreements
  • Ongoing legal corporate and commercial law advice to a U.S. listed manufacturer and supplier of industrial and aerospace equipment, including supply, procurement and sales agreements as well as quality assurance matters
  • A U.S.-based pharmaceutical manufacturer and supplier on its market entry in Europe and Germany
  • Ongoing legal advice regarding commercial contracts to a listed German rail wagon hire and rail wagon logistics company, including supply, procurement and sales agreements
  • Ongoing legal advice to a French global specialty-driven pharmaceutical group regarding commercial contracts, in particular R&D and clinical trial agreements
  • Verivox on the acquisition of TopTarif
  • VTG AG in a pan-European joint venture with Kühne + Nagel merging the rail logistics activities
  • Tipp24 SE (now Zeal Networks) on the cross-border transfer of its registered office while maintaining its status in the regulated market on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
  • A U.S.-based manufacturer of nasal irrigation systems on its market entry in Germany