Dr. Markus J. Friedl LL.M.


Dr. Markus J. Friedl LL.M.

National Partner

Frankfurt | Tower 185, Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 35-37, Frankfurt, Germany 60327
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Dr. Markus J. Friedl advises companies and financial investors on national and cross-border M&A transactions and restructurings, as well as on general corporate and corporate finance law matters. He has significant experience with regard to the emission of bonds and bond restructurings. He also has ample expertise in advising foreign investors with respect to the foreign investment control regulations of their investments in Germany.

Dr. Friedl is recognized in IFLR1000's 2018 rankings for corporate and M&A in Germany. JUVE acknowledges his outstanding skills in its 2018/2019 handbook, quoting peers ("fully-fledged lawyer", "quick-response").

Prior to joining Dechert, Dr. Friedl served as counsel at a major German law firm and also worked for several international law firms in Frankfurt.  

  • Tönsmeier family on the auctioned sale of all of its shares in Tönsmeier Group, Germany’s fifth-largest waste disposal company, to GreenCycle, a Schwarz Group company.
  • Tönsmeier and Lumaro on the sale of Waste Paper Trade, a Dutch joint-venture on waste paper recycling, to Hong Kong-based Anhui Shanying Paper Group.
  • Crown Holdings, Inc. in connection with its proposed acquisition of Signode Industrial Group Holdings (Bermuda) Ltd., a leading global provider of transit packaging systems and solutions, from The Carlyle Group, in a cash transaction valued at US$3.91 billion subject to adjustment.
  • Griffon Corporation GFF on the sale of Clopay Plastic Products Company to Berry Global Group, Inc. for US$475 million in cash.
  • Management of Amedes Group, a human medical laboratory and diagnostic company, on its acquisition by Antin Infrastructure Partners from global growth capital firm General Atlantic.
  • ABAXIS Europe GmbH in its acquisition of 100 percent of the capital stock of United Kingdom based companies Quality Clinical Reagents Limited and Trio Diagnostics (Ireland) Limited.
  • Swiss family office in the sale of all of its shares in Smaato Holding AG, a leading global real-time advertising platform for mobile publishers and app developers.
  • PhotoBox Holdco Ltd., Europe’s leading digital consumer service for personalized products and gifts, in its acquisition of Munich-based posterXXL Aktiengesellschaft, a leading service in Germany’s online photo print market.
  • Jörg Schmidt, former owner of DEV Systemtechnik GmbH & Co. KG, a leading German-based supplier of signal routing equipment, on the sale of his 100 per cent of shares in the company to US-based Quintech Electronics & Communications Inc.
  • DER Touristik Group, a division of the German REWE Group, on the sale of three hotel companies operating in Spain to the Lindner Investment Group as well as on the takeover of three former Adeo Alpin hotels in Austria and an agreement for a long-term cooperation.
  • The Mexican family office Tresalia Capital S.A. de C.V. on the acquisition of Artega Automobil GmbH & Co KG.
  • A German tourism group on the sale of its interest in a hotel company in the Dominican Republic.
  • Paybox group on the sale of its shares in Paybox Solutions AG and of intellectual property rights to Sybase Deutschland GmbH.
  • Novabase, SGPS S.A. on the restructuring of its German business activities and the sale of various business units.
  • Procter & Gamble in connection with corporate restructuring measures after the takeover of Wella AG.
  • Ripplewood Holdings on the acquisition of a German automotive company.
  • An insolvency administrator in insolvency proceedings concerning various automotive companies and the subsequent sale of the business units.
  • Deutsche Real Estate Funds Advisors on the placement of a €63.5 million bond to institutional investors.
  • Banks on the emission of high yield bonds structured under U.S. law and listed in Luxembourg.

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

  • Universität Bayreuth, 1996
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, 2000
  • Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., 2001
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Ph.D. in Law (Dr. jur.), 2002, magna cum laude
  • Germany
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
Speaking Engagements
  • Cash Pool-Finanzierung, Liquidität sichern, Kapitaldecke stärken — ManagementCircle Intensiv-Seminar, Köln (June 23, 2015)
  • Kapitalerhaltung im Cash-Pool: Liquidität des Konzerns langfristig sichern — ManagementCircle Intensiv-Seminar, Frankfurt (November 27, 2014)
  • Der Vorstand der nicht börsennotierten AG — ManagementCircle Exklusiv-Seminar, Frankfurt (May 27, 2013)
  • Alternative Finanzierungsinstrumente zum Bankkredit — IMW Intensiv-Seminar, München (March 21, 2013)