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Andreas Füchsel LL.M.


Excellent legal knowledge and commercial understanding.

Client, JUVE Handbook 2021/2022

Andreas Füchsel focuses on private equity, venture capital, M&A, capital markets as well as special situation advisory.

He has extensive experience with public company transactions (including SPAC transactions), LBOs, corporate governance, securities law and cross-border M&A. Andreas has been engaged in many contested matters and advised on some of the most high-profile activist campaigns in Germany.

Andreas heads the German Corporate group of DLA Piper.

Professional QualificationsRechtsanwalt admitted with Rechtsanwaltskammer Frankfurt am Main


  • Advising the listed German umbilical cord blood bank Vita 34 AG on its public exchange offer for all shares of its competitor Polski Bank Komórek Macierzystych.
  • Advising gaming platform Aonic AB on its acquisition of AddApptr Group, a leading and fast-growing mobile ad tech company.
  • Advising Active Ownership Capital as a co-investor of The Carlyle Group in the public acquisition of the railroad technology company Schaltbau AG.
  • Advising EQT Ventures on multiple investments, including Anydesk, Wonder, philandro, GRITSpot, Home HAT,, Linearity, Formo, Timeless, voilà and Superlist.
  • Advising iC Consult Group, a portfolio company of the Carlyle Europe Technology Partners IV Fund, on the acquisition of U.S. companies IC Synergy and SecureITSource.
  • Advising Active Ownership Capital on the mandatory offer for Vita 34 AG.
  • Advising The Carlyle Group on the acquisition of digital agency Dept.
  • Advising Active Ownership Capital on takeover offer for technology holding exceet Group SE.
  • Advising Active Ownership Capital on the acquisition of industrial brake manufacturer Pintsch Bubenzer.
  • Advising Active Ownership Capital on the minority investment in the pharmaceutical company STADA Arzneimittel AG.
  • Advising The Carlyle Group on the sale of HR software developer P&I AG to Hg Capital.
  • Advising international financial investors on the restructuring of Treveria Immobiliengruppe (formerly Dawnay Day Treveria).
  • Advising The Carlyle Group on the public takeover and taking private of financial information service provider vwd Group.
  • Advising The Carlyle Group on the public takeover and taking private of HR software developer P&I AG.
  • English
  • German
  • University of Miami School of Law, LL.M., 2001
  • Higher Regional Court of Bamberg, Second State Examination, 2000
  • University of Bayreuth, First State Examination, 1998

Awards & Recognitions

  • JUVE Handbook 2023/2024: Frequently recommended for corporate law, M&A, venture capital and private equity transactions (mid cap); “excellent legal knowledge & commercial understanding”, client (2021/2022)
  • Legal 500 Germany 2024: Recommended for private equity: transactions and corporate law and M&A: mid-sized deals (EUR100-500 million)
  • Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers 2023/2024: Recommended for private equity


  • Abuse of Rights in Supervisory Board Elections, New Journal of Corporate Law (Rechtsmissbräuchliche Gestaltung von Aufsichtsratswahlen, Neue Zeitschrift für Gesellschaftsrecht)
  • The New German Bond Restructuring Act, Financier Worldwide
  • The New German Voting Right Disclosure Rules, Financier Worldwide

Prior Experience

Prior to joining DLA Piper in May 2017 Andreas practiced as a lawyer for well-known national and international law firms in Frankfurt/Main. In 2005, he worked on a nine-month client secondment in the Investment Banking Division of Citigroup Frankfurt.