Daniel's practice focuses on M&A transactions and corporate law.

He advises listed companies, family businesses and private equity clients on private and public takeovers as well as corporate matters and reorganisations. His practice includes auction processes, dual track deals, carve outs, joint ventures, as well as co-investments including management participations.

Daniel is ranked for Corporate/M&A: High-end capability and Private Equity with Chambers, received the industry award as lawyer of the year for M&A ("Best Lawyers 2022") by the German newspaper "Handelsblatt" and has been listed as "40 under 40" and leading advisor under 50 for Corporate and M&A by German legal newspaper JUVE.

Daniel was recently involved, among other matters, in advising

  • Siemens on the sale of Innomotics to KPS, on the sale of Flender to Carlyle, on the sale of Yunex Traffic to Atlantia and on agreements with Siemens Energy,
  • Trill Impact on the partnership with TT medic and the partnership with Komet Austria and the acquisition of majority participations in Meona Group and i-SOLUTIONS,
  • EQT on the sale of the participation in Ottobock to the Näder Family, the acquisition of a participation in SHL Medical and the subsequent investment by EQT Future as well as the sale of CBR Group,
  • Capvis on the sale of B2B platform operator Visable to Alibaba.com and Capvis' portfolio company Xovis on the acquisition of HELLA's People Sensing business,
  • Armira on the acquisition of a participation in the community of heirs of Horst Walter Sartorius and on the sale of ESG Eletroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH to HENSOLDT,
  • ams Osram on the sale of AMLS to Plastic Omnium and on the sale of Treviso Automotive Lighting plant to Flex-N-Gate,
  • ATOSS Software AG and its founder on General Atlantic's investment,
  • Deutsche Börse on the acquisitions of ISS and Axioma, the strategic partnership with General Atlantic, the all-cash takeover offer for SimCorp A/S, the intended combination of Qontigo and ISS and the creation of a new investment management solutions segment,
  • Advent in connection with the investment of ADIA in INNIO
  • PAI Partners on the acquisition of Apleona and on Apleona's business combination with Gegenbauer,
  • Proteros' majority shareholder on the Inflexion investment,
  • BDT Capital Partners on the acquisition of a participation in Exyte,
  • PSG Equity and Verdane on TA Associates' investment into Hornetsecurity,
  • the investment consortium of Oaktree and CURA on the takeover of Deutsche Euroshop,
  • Knorr Bremse on the acquisition of R.H. Sheppard,
  • Hymer on the sale to Thor Industries,
  • family shareholders of Renolit SE and RKW SE in connection with the demerger of the group amongst their shareholders,
  • Bain Capital on the disposal of a participation in Wittur Group,
  • Otto Group on EOS' sale of Health AG and Zahnärztekasse AG,
  • HENSOLDT on the acquisition of EuroAvionics,
  • Lone Star on the acquisition of Xella,
  • METRO / real on a joint venture,
  • Pfeiffer Vacuum on the takeover offer by Busch, as well as
  • Waterland in connection with the acquisition of Median clinics and further clinic transactions.


  • Admitted to bar 2011
  • Attorney-at-Law (New York)
  • Universities of Münster and Heidelberg (Dr. iur.)
  • New York University (LL.M.)
  • Hengeler Mueller London, 2015-2016


  • §§ 53, 64 (Post-akquisitorische Maßnahmen und Integration (Checkliste); Minderheitsinvestments), in: Meyer-Sparenberg/Jäckle, Beck'sches M&A-Handbuch, 2. Auflage 2022
  • II.A., II.B., II.C., II.F., II.G. (GbR, OHG, KG, GmbH& Co. KG, Stiftung, stille Gesellschaft und andere Beteiligungsformen), in: Hopt/Merkt, Vertrags- und Formularbuch zum Handels-, Gesellschafts-, Bank- und Kapitalmarktrecht, 5. Auflage 2022
  • Haftung des Managements und Drittschutz, 2011
  • Empty Voting als moderner Stimmenkauf?, NZG 2010, 607-611 (together with Ingo Theusinger)
  • Eigenkapitalderivate, wirtschaftliches Eigentum und verdeckte Stimmmacht, ZVglRWiss 109, 2010, 94-131