Dr. Wilhelm Nolting-Hauff



Dr. Wilhelm Nolting-Hauff is a member of our M&A and Private Equity Practice Group and head of Orrick's China Desk in Germany. His advice focuses mainly on mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures and strategic alliances as well as corporate formations and general corporate counseling. Wilhelm advises regularly investors from outside of Europe on their investments in Germany.

Following his partnership at Hölters & Elsing since 1997, Wilhelm is a partner at Orrick since 2008. Since 2003, Wilhelm acts as university lecturer at the post-graduate “M&A Study Program” of the University of Münster.

  • Transactions and assignments in which Wilhelm has acted as the lead partner include the following:

    • Advanced Technology & Materials (Beijing) and Integrity Capital Partners on their acquisition of German carbon-fiber specialist COTESA
    • Aker Wirth on take-over by Aker-Group
    • Algebra Gesellschaft für Beteiligungen on acquisition of Weidinger Group
    • Beijing AEONMED on acquisition of Heyer Medical AG
    • 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) on its German-Chinese joint venture with Franconian MOLL-Group
    • Frauenthal-Group on acquisition of the truck springs business from ThyssenKrupp
    • Guangzhou Luolai Home Textile on proposed acquisition of leading German bedroom furniture manufacturer
    • Knauf on acquisition of Interfer-Group from Bain Capital
    • KUKA Home (Hangzhou Jason Furniture) on acquisition of ROLF BENZ
    • Mahindra & Mahindra on acquisition of Schöneweiss
    • Mechel OAO on acquisition of HBL-Group
    • Nanjing Estun Automation and China Renaissance Capital (CRCI) on acquisition of Cloos-Group
    • Nitto Denko on acquisition of nolax airbag AG
    • Scheuten Glasgroep on joint venture with Interpane Glas Industrie
    • Shenzhen QFAT Investment Group on proposed acquisition of leading German high-tech materials producer
    • Thales and EADS on sale of Bayern Chemie to MBDA
    • Vapiano-Group and its shareholders on capital increase and participation of Bio Exchange GmbH
    • Wickeder Westfalenstahl on sale of its cold-strip business
    • Wickeder Westfalenstahl on acquisition of WaCo Gerätetechnik GmbH