Kaestle

Dr. Florian Kästle

Partner
Baker & McKenzie Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten, Wirtschaftsprüfern und Steuerberatern mbB

Biography

Dr. Florian Kästle practices in the area of M&A, private equity, restructuring, corporate law and post-M&A disputes. He joined Baker McKenzie as a partner in 2000. He is regularly cited by top legal directories in Germany as one of Germany’s leading M&A lawyers. In addition to regularly giving presentations on M&A topics, Dr. Kästle authored the first legal commentary in German language on an English-language share purchase agreement.

Practice Focus

Dr. Kästle has broad experience in all kinds of M&A transactions, including acquisitions, sales, public takeovers, joint ventures, post-merger integrations and post-M&A disputes. Throughout his 20 years of practice, he has represented numerous strategic and financial investors, corporate sellers and other corporations in various industries.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Air Liquide on the acquisition of Lurgi AG from GEA and the sale of its Polymer Technology business to Technip.
  • Advised Ashland on the acquisition of the water treatment business from Degussa.
  • Advised Clariant on the sale of its Energy Storage business to Johnson Matthey Plc.
  • Advised Rexnord on the acquisition of VAG Group from Halder.
  • Advised Siemens on the sale of a business division of Siemens VDO to Mahle, the sale of Wireless Modules Business to T-Mobile Venture and Granville Baird and further transactions.
  • Advised Siha on the acquisition of the building adhesives business of Ahzo Nobel and further transactions.
  • Advised SIG on the sale of its beverages packaging solutions business to Salzgitter.
  • Advised Swiss Sulzer AG on the sale of its Metco division to OC Oerlikon.
  • Advised Techem on the takeover bid by Macquarie and BC Partners.
  • Advised a US chemicals group on the final round bid for Rütgers Chemicals from Evonik.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • German American Lawyers Association (DAJV)

Admissions

  • Germany (1994)

Education

  • Bavaria State (Assessor Exam) (1994)
  • University of Munich (Teaching Assistant) (1994)
  • University of Munich (Dr. jur.) (1993)
  • University of California at Berkeley (Visiting Scholar) (1992)
  • University of Munich (Referendar Exam) (1990)

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German