Dr. Wilhelm Nolting-Hauff



Wilhelm Nolting-Hauff primarily advises on company acquisitions and sales, leveraged buy-outs, joint ventures and strategic partnerships as well as on general corporate law issues.

Wilhelm advises global companies and investors on complex, often cross-border M&A transactions. A particular focus is on clients from the China region, advising them on their investments in Germany.

He is regularly recommended in leading legal publications, including JUVE and Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers, for his "precise negotiation and solution-oriented representation of clients' interests".

Wilhelm has been teaching at the University of Münster since 2003 in the Mergers & Acquisitions postgraduate course and regularly publishes papers on current topics in the areas of M&A, funds and private equity.

  • Wilhelm has acted as lead Partner for the following companies in the transactions and projects mentioned:

    • Advanced Technology & Materials and Integrity Capital Partners on their acquisition of German carbon-fiber specialist COTESA
    • AEONMED on the acquisition of Heyer Medical AG
    • Aker Wirth on the take-over by Aker-Group
    • Algebra Gesellschaft für Beteiligungen on the acquisition of Weidinger Group
    • Bergfürst AG on capital increase and entry of CommerzReal as new shareholder
    • Centrotec Sustainable AG on sale of Bond-Laminates to LANXESS
    • Chaowei Power (Changxing) in a German-Chinese joint venture with the Franconian MOLL-Group
    • Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane / TX Logistik AG on the takeover of the Exploris Group
    • Frauenthal Group on the acquisition of the commercial vehicle springs business from ThyssenKrupp
    • Guangzhou Luolai Home Textile on proposed acquisition of leading German bedroom furniture manufacturer
    • Hueck Industrie Holding on the sale of HUECK Extrusion to Norske Hydro
    • Knauf on the acquisition of Interfer-Group from Bain Capital
    • KUKA Home (Hangzhou Jason Furniture) on the acquisition of ROLF BENZ
    • Luxempart on the acquisition of shares in physiotherapy provider Novotergum AG
    • Luxempart invests in Deutsche Fachpflege Group
    • Nanjing Estun Automation and China Renaissance Capital (CRCI) on the acquisition of Cloos-Group
    • Nitto Denko on the acquisition of nolax airbag AG
    • Shareholder of Protel Hotelsoftware on sale to Advent and Eurazeo
    • Scheuten Glasgroep on joint venture with Interpane Glas Industrie
    • Shenzhen QFAT Investment Group on the intended acquisition of a leading German manufacturer of high-tech materials
    • Thales and EADS on the sale of Bayern Chemie to MBDA
    • Vantage Towers AG on multi-billion-euro takeover by KKR and GIP and on going private
    • Vapiano Group and its shareholders on capital increase and acquisition of shareholding by Bio Exchange GmbH
    • Wickeder Westfalenstahl on the sale of its cold-strip business