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Volker Gattringer

Partner
+49.(0)69.945.196.280
Fax +49.(0)69.945.196.499
Volker Gattringer is a partner in the firm’s Frankfurt office. He focuses on M&A, restructuring and bankruptcy matters. He regularly advises on and executes M&A transactions representing clients from East Asia and China in particular.

As a business graduate, Mr. Gattringer has also expertise and many years of experience in the business valuation and financial modelling aspects of complex M&A and restructuring transactions.

Professional Background

Mr. Gattringer joined K&L Gates in June 2009. From 2006 through 2009 he was a director at a financial investor in Frankfurt focusing on distressed investments. From January 2003 through September 2006, Mr. Gattringer was an attorney-at-law at a leading international law firm in Frankfurt, where he advised on M&A and restructuring projects with an industry focus on banking. He also served in the Investment Banking Division of Merrill Lynch Capital Markets in Frankfurt (1999–2002) and at Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt (1995–1999).

Professional/Civic Activities

  • German-Chinese Lawyers' Association

Speaking Engagements

  • “Compulsory joint ventures for car manufacturers in China to be abolished - an outlook on the M&A market in China,” delivered at German Association of Inhouse Counsel (BUJ), 19 June 2018, Düsseldorf
  • “Access routes to the Chinese capital market for institutional investors, " delivered at German Association of Investment and Asset Management (BVI), 31 January 2018, Frankfurt
  • “M&A Purchase Price Adjustment Clauses,” delivered at Beck Seminars, Dusseldorf, 1 October 2013, Munich and Hamburg, April and October 2014
  • “German Government Regulation of M&A Transactions and Technology Transfers,” delivered at the 5th Annual China Outbound Investment Summit, Beijing, 19–20 June 2013
  • “Acquisition of Distressed Companies – German Perception of Chinese Investors, ” delivered at the University of Nanjing, China, 26 May 2010
  • Advised a Luxembourg based distressed debt fund on the acquisition of a majority holding in a listed German engineering services stock corporation, its delisting and on the squeeze-out merger with and into its parent company.
  • Advised a Hong Kong investment company on its majority investment in a German tourism shopping tax refund service provider.
  • Advised a Luxembourg based distressed debt fund on the insolvency and financial restructuring of a German manufacturer of solar mounting systems.
  • Advised a Luxembourg based distressed debt fund on the insolvency and financial restructuring of a German personnel provider.
  • Advised a listed German residential real estate company on its investment and joint venture regarding a real estate development project in Eastern Germany.
  • Advised a Luxembourg based distressed debt fund on the insolvency of a German fashion company and the debt-equity swap of its listed bonds into a majority shareholding.
  • Advised a Hong Kong based company on its acquisition and disposal of a private German water treatment solutions provider.
  • Advised a listed PRC water treatment company on the acquisition and financial restructuring of a listed German nanotechnology based water filtration systems provider.
  • Advised a PRC company on its 50% acquisition of a German audio technology company.
  • Advised a listed Polish manufacturer of high-quality graphical fine paper on the financial restructuring of its German subsidiaries.
  • Advised a listed PRC pharmaceutical company on the acquisition and carve-out of a German/Swiss medical technology company.
  • Advised a private PRC company on its 100% acquisition of a German company in the coal chemical industry.
  • Advised a German logistics company on its establishment of a subsidiary in China.
  • Advised a London based real estate investor in the insolvency proceedings over its German real estate portfolio companies.
  • Advised a state-owned PRC bearings manufacturer on its 100% acquisition of a German bearings manufacturer.
  • Advised a state-owned PRC bearings manufacturer on its acquisition of a German machine tool manufacturer.
  • Advised a Russian investment bank on its investment in a German technology company.
  • Advised an Austrian private equity firm on its acquisition of a German temporary employment business from the insolvency administrator.
  • Advised a German automotive supplier on its establishment of a joint venture with a PRC truck manufacturer in China.
  • Advised a PRC textile company on the acquisition of Hong Kong/Germany-based textile manufacturer.
  • Advised a German technology firm on the venture capital investment by a Chinese investor. 
  • Advised on a stock-for-stock merger between a German and a Malaysian semiconductor company.
  • Advised a Japanese pharmaceutical company on the disposal of its nutrition business.
  • Advised a Japanese purchaser on the acquisition of a business division from a German automotive supplier.
  • Advised a Japanese consumer electronics company on the acquisition of a 29% equity stake in a listed German TV manufacturer in connection with a restructuring.