Thorsten Seidel

Dr. Thorsten Seidel LL.M.

Baker McKenzie Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern


Thorsten Seidel has more than 25 years of experience in in cross-border M&A projects, corporate re-organizations and carve-out transactions, in particular in the chemistry and healthcare sectors as well as the real estate industry. Thorsten served within Baker McKenzie as co-head of the Baker McKenzie’s European Healthcare and Life Sciences Group. He is recommended by leading independent directories. Due to his experience as corporate/M&A lawyer, corporate and post M&A dispute lawyer and notary public with an emphasis on corporate law and M&A, Thorsten is seen by his clients as a very complete lawyer who judges a matter from all relevant angles.

Practice Focus

Thorsten Seidel has broad experience in all kinds of M&A transactions, including acquisitions, sales, joint ventures, post-merger integrations, carve-out transactions, corporate re-organizations as well as in post-M&A and shareholder disputes. Throughout his more than 25 years of practice, Thorsten has represented many strategic and financial investors, sellers and other corporations in various industries, with an emphasis on chemistry, healthcare, real estate and regulated sectors.

Thorsten is admitted to practice as a notary public in Berlin and in this capacity provides offers all notarial services with a particular focus on corporate law and real estate transactions. He notarizes M&A transactions as well as general meetings and shareholders' meetings, reorganizations (such as transactions under the German Reorganization Act or cross-border mergers). In addition, Thorsten notarizes and handles venture capital and real estate transactions.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Evonik Industries AG on its re-organization and various M&A transactions.
  • Advised Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA on various M&A transactions.
  • Advised Thor Industries, Inc. on the acquisition of Erwin Hymer Group SE.
  • Advised client active in the automotive industry in connection with post M&A dispute.
  • Advised client active in the healthcare industry in connection with shareholder dispute.
  • Advised Private Equity Fund on acquisition of a life science company.
  • Advised EURO STOXX Company active in the telecom industry on several M&A transactions, auctions and its restructuring.
  • Advised German Dax Company on corporate matters, corporate legal disputes and its re-organization.
  • Advised various German and international midcap companies on M&A transactions, corporate matters, corporate legal disputes.

Professional Honors

  • Best Lawyers in Germany 2023 for corporate law, Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers, 2023
  • Best Lawyers in Germany 2019 for corporate law, Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers, 2019


  • Berlin~Germany (Notary Public) (2015)
  • Germany (1998)


  • University of Cape Town (LL.M.) (1998)
  • Supreme Court of Berlin (Assessor Exam) (1998)
  • University of Regensburg (Referendar Exam) (1995)
  • University of Regensburg (Dr. jur.) (1995)
  • University of Geneva
  • University of Bonn


  • English
  • French
  • German

Previous Offices

  • Chicago
  • Contributor, "Termination of Profit Transfer Agreements in M&A Transactions and Restructurings," March 2014
  • Contributor, "Paying off company loans in M&A transactions: a liability trap for the seller," January 2014
  • Contributor, "Renewable Energy: Using Our Knowledge to Fuel Your Business"