Thirith von Döhren

Thirith von Döhren focuses his practice on European and German competition law. He advises national and international clients on a wide array of competition law issues, with a particular focus on complex merger control proceedings as well as cartel and abuse of dominance  investigations before the German Federal Cartel Office and the European Commission. Mr. von Döhren’s experience extends to counseling clients in a variety of industries including health care, financial services and the food retail sector.

In addition, Mr. von Döhren is experienced in advising companies and financial investors on corporate law, particularly company formation, national and cross-border M&A transactions and restructurings, corporate implementation, as well as general corporate and commercial law matters. He also regularly provides national security guidance to clients whose transactions may require foreign direct investment (FDI) review in the EU and internationally. Mr. von Döhren has particular experience in advising clients active in the automotive, electronics, and software industries.

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. von Döhren served as an associate at a leading commercial law firm. His previous experience also includes a traineeship in the Competition Department at an international law firm in Paris, and a clerkship in the Competition Department at an international law firm in Brussels.

Competition Law
  • Berwind Group in numerous transactions, including the acquisition of Germany-based metal detection equipment maker Cassel Messtechnik and the acquisitions of industrial companys innomatec and WH Acquisitions.
  • CIT Group in relation to the sale of its European rail leasing business (NACCO) to German VTG AG for approximately US$1.05 billion and the related anti-trust remedy sale of Nacco's German and Luxembourg businesses.
  • Tönnies in various acquisitions before the European Commission and the German Federal Cartel Office.
  • A multinational company in a cartel investigation before the German Federal Cartel Office and the European Commission.
  • A global health care company in its acquisition of another multinational health care company.
  • Friedemann Findeis and Klaus Rader as the sole shareholders of FR L'Osteria SE, a leading German and Austrian restaurant brand, on the sale of a majority stake to McWin. The transaction values L’Osteria at approximately USD 430 million.
  • Ambienta on the sale of SF-Filter to funds advised by Equistone Partners.
  • Artus group, a portfolio company of Castik Capital, on the acquisition of Hestia.
  • Castik Capital on its acquisition of Artus group.
  • Special Situations Venture Partners III (SSVP III) on its sale of nox NachtExpress to Groupe Sterne by way of an auction process.
  • 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; and the sale of Waste Paper Trade, a Dutch joint-venture on waste paper recycling, to Hong Kong-based Anhui Shanying Paper Group.
  • A 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.
  • Globally operating and listed Japanese ‎tier one automotive supplier with regard to the acquisition of two German tier one automotive suppliers and the post-acquisition group restructuring.
  • French software and electronic components group with regard to the acquisition of all shares in a German electronics components company.
  • U.S. based automotive supplier with regard to the acquisition of the German production site and pertaining assets from a European tier one automotive supplier.
  • Globally operating Japanese digital entertainment company with regard to its European cross-border restructuring.
  • Chinese conglomerate with regard to the acquisition of all shares in a German software and robotics company.
  • Chinese conglomerate with regard to the German law aspects of the acquisition of a leading Chinese company active in the field of the sale of virtual goods for online, browser and mobile games, particularly for massively multiplayer online role-playing games on a global scale.

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

Services Industries
    • Université Paris Est, Maîtrise en Droit, 2002
    • Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, First State Examination, 2006
    • State of Rhineland-Palatinate, Second State Examination, 2009
    • Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz / Université Paris Est, Magister Iuris of comparative law, 2011
    • Germany
    • German
    • French
    • English
    • Club des Affaires de la Hesse (deutsch-französischer Wirtschaftsklub Hessen)
    • KartellrechtsFORUM Frankfurt am Main e.V.
    • Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht