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Dr. Heiko Gotsche LL.M.

Baker & McKenzie Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern mbB


Dr. Heiko Gotsche is a partner in the Firm's Dusseldorf office. He has extensive experience in advising clients on domestic and cross-border M&A transactions as well as on corporate law matters. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Heiko worked for the Dusseldorf, London and Frankfurt offices of Hengeler Mueller. He is ranked by JUVE and Legal 500 as frequently recommended lawyer in the area of M&A. JUVE describes him as a "top performer".

Practice Focus

Heiko's practice focuses on public and private M&A transactions, corporate law matters and reorganizations. He advises German and international clients, including listed as well as family-owned companies, private equity investors, financial institutions and high-net-worth individuals.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Bayer on the sale of its majority stake in Currenta to Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA).

  • Advised METRO on various transactions such as the sale of its majority interest in METRO China to Wumei Technology Group and the implementation of an IT partnership with Wipro Limited.

  • Advised Accenture on several acquisitions, including Mackevision, designaffairs, Zielpuls and SALT Solutions.

  • Advised Paragon Partners on the acquisition of Castolin Eutectic from Messer Group.

  • Advised Deutsche Beteiligungs AG on the acquisitions of Kraft & Bauer and congatec.

  • Advised Permira/GFKL Lowell on acquisitions of Tesch Group and IS Group Management.

  • Advised Grünenthal on the acquisition of Adhesys Medical Group.

  • Advised ZF Friedrichshafen on the sale of Cherry business unit.

  • Advised Tengelmann on the reorganisation of its business in Eastern Europe.

  • Advised owners of Fragrance Resources on the sale to IFF.

Professional Honors

  • Best Lawyer in Germany for Private Equity Law, Best Lawyers 2021
  • Next generation name in M&A medium sized deals, Legal 500 Europe, 2021 
  • 40 under 40, Juve, 2019
  • Name of the next generation - M&A national and international mid-cap deals, Legal 500 Germany | 2018 -2020

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • German Bar Association - Member
  • VGR-Gesellschaftsrechtliche Vereinigung - Member


  • Germany (2009)


  • London School of Economics (LSE) (LL.M.) (2010)
  • University of Muenster (Dr. jur.) (2008)
  • Court of Appeal, Cologne (Second State Exam) (2008)
  • University of Muenster (First State Exam) (2005)
  • University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas) (2003)


  • English
  • French
  • German


Co-author, "Die deutsche Rechtsprechung zur SE," ZIP, 2013, 649

Author, "Der BGH im Wettbewerb der Zivilrechtsordnungen," Nomos Verlag, 2009, Auflage 1