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Dr. Florian Harder

Partner, Munich





Specialised experience in advising clients on, mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions joint ventures and corporate restructurings. Florian is ranked as leading individual for M&A and recommended for Private Equity by Juve Handbuch Wirtschaftsrecht 2019/2020 and ranked as leading lawyer for Private Equity by ILRS1000 in 2019.


Transactions of significance where substantial involvement can be disclosed have included advising:


  • First State Investments on its acquisition of a 45.1 percent stake of the Mannheim-based energy company MVV
  • Audi on the carve out of holoride GmbH and on its subsequent financing
  • KME, a subsidiary of Intek Group S.p.A, on the sale of its brass business in Germany and Italy and the tubes business in Germany and Italy to Chinese Hailiang Group and on the acquisition of MKM Mansfelder Kupfer und Messing GmbH
  • Apax on the sale of Unilabs
  • Osram on the carve out of their lamps business and the subsequent m&A process
  • Apax on the acquisition of Becton Dickinson
  • Deutsche Börse AG on its acquisition of 360T AG from Summit Partners, Brockhaus Capital and the Management
  • Apax on the contemplated acquisition of Synlab group
  • IK Investment Partners on the sale of Minimax Viking Group to Kirkbi A/S and Intermediate Capital Group
  • Innogy Ventures on various VC-investments, amongst others on the spin-off of its innovative drone inspection platform UCAIR
  • Triton on several acquisitions, amongst others on the sale of Wittur Group and on the sale of the of Compo Expert Business 
Professional experience

2015 to date Partner, Linklaters
2008 Managing Associate, Linklaters
2007 - 2008 Associate, Linklaters
2005 - 2007 Associate, SJ Berwin
2003- 2005 Assistant Professor, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz


2006 Dr. iur, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
2002 Second Legal State Examination (2. Juristisches Staatsexamen)
2000 - 2002 OLG (Higher Regional Court) Koblenz, legal traineeship (Referendariat)
2000 First Legal State Examination (1. Juristisches Staatsexamen)
1995 - 2000 Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz and De Montford University Leicester (Eng-land), law studies and political science


German, English