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Volker Gattringer

Partner
+49.(0)69.945.196.280
Fax +49.(0)69.945.196.499
Volker Gattringer is a partner in the firm’s Frankfurt office. He focuses on M&A, restructuring and bankruptcy matters. He regularly advises on and executes M&A transactions representing clients from East Asia and China in particular.

Professional Background

Mr. Gattringer joined K&L Gates in June 2009. From 2006 through 2009 he was a director at a financial investor in Frankfurt focusing on distressed investments. From January 2003 through September 2006, Mr. Gattringer was an attorney-at-law at a leading international law firm in Frankfurt, where he advised on M&A and restructuring projects with an industry focus on banking. He also served in the Investment Banking Division of Merrill Lynch Capital Markets in Frankfurt (1999–2002) and at Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt (1995–1999).

Professional/Civic Activities

  • German-Chinese Lawyers' Association

Speaking Engagements

  • “M&A Purchase Price Adjustment Clauses,” delivered at Beck Seminars, Dusseldorf, 1 October 2013, Munich and Hamburg, April and October 2014
  • “German Government Regulation of M&A Transactions and Technology Transfers,” delivered at the 5th Annual China Outbound Investment Summit, Beijing, 19–20 June 2013
  • “Acquisition of Distressed Companies – German Perception of Chinese Investors, ” delivered at the University of Nanjing, China, 26 May 2010
  • Advised a PRC company on its 50% acquisition of a German audio technology company.
  • Advised a PRC company on its 100% acquisition of a German company in the coal chemical industry.
  • Advised a German logistics company on its establishment of a subsidiary in China.
  • Advised a PRC bearings manufacturer on its 100% acquisition of a German bearings manufacturer.
  • Advised a PRC TV manufacturer on the establishment of a subsidiary in Germany.
  • Advised a PRC bearings manufacturer on its acquisition of a German machine tool manufacturer.
  • Advised a Russian investment bank on its investment in a German technology company.
  • Advised an Austrian private equity firm on its acquisition of a German temporary employment business from the insolvency administrator.
  • Advised a German automotive supplier on its establishment of a joint venture with a PRC truck manufacturer in China.
  • Advised a PRC textile company on the acquisition of Hong Kong/Germany-based textile manufacturer.
  • Advised a German technology firm on the venture capital investment by a Chinese investor.
  • Advised on a stock-for-stock merger between a German and a Malaysian semiconductor company.
  • Advised a Japanese pharmaceutical company on the disposal of its nutrition business.
  • Advised a Japanese purchaser on the acquisition of a business division from a German automotive supplier.
  • Advised a Japanese consumer electronics company on the acquisition of a 29% equity stake in a listed German TV manufacturer in connection with a restructuring.