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Dr Isaschar Nicolaysen LLM (NYU)


Dr Isaschar Nicolaysen has extensive, longstanding experience in advising national and international clients with respect to complex national and cross-border M&A and private equity related transactions. He is leading respective M&A teams across DLA Piper offices in support of his clients to successfully accomplish the complex processes inherent in such projects. Isaschar is also assisting his clients in the areas of acquisition finance, joint ventures as well as the restructuring and reorganisation of groups of companies.

His clients are operating, inter alia, in the areas of technology, life science, agribusiness, chemicals, banking and finance, automotive and aviation.

Isaschar is particularly engaged in the Life Sciences Sector and as a member of the global Life Sciences Group of DLA Piper is serving a variety of clients in the pharmaceutical, medical devices and biosciences business.

Due to his skills in the Swedish language, Isaschar furthermore pursues a strong interest for Swedish corporate and company law.


  • Advising Syngenta in the bidding process for Bayer's divestiture of its seeds and crop science business in the context of the Monsanto merger.
  • Advising US technology company Qualcomm Incorporated on the establishment of a multinational joint venture with TDK Corporation, involving the SAW business of EPCOS AG, with a transaction volume of ca. EUR3bn.
  • Advising HCL Technologies, a leading global technology company, on the joint acquisition with Deutsche Apotheker- und Ärztebank of the IT consulting company gbs - Gesellschaft für Banksysteme GmbH from Atruvia AG.
  • Advising Storskogen Deutschland GmbH on the acquisition of a majority stake in the performance advertising agency Dimabay GmbH, a print-to-web marketing network and producer of package and magazine inserts.
  • Advising Samsung Venture Investment Corporation in respect of the acquisition of a minority share in upday GmbH & Co. KG, a subsidiary of Axel Springer SE.
  • Advising Syngenta in the bidding process for Bayer's divestiture of its seeds and crop science business in the context of the Monsanto merger.
  • Advising The China Navigation Company, a subsidiary of the Swire Group, on its acquisition of the bulk shipping business from Hamburg Süd/Maersk.
  • Advising the shareholders of Weidenhammer Packaging Group in respect of the sale of all their shares in Weidenhammer Packaging Group to US-listed Sonoco Products Company (transaction volume ca. EUR300m).
  • Advising Australian and New Zealand-listed Nuplex Industries Ltd. on the acquisition of the coating resins division of Bayer MaterialScience AG.
  • German
  • English
  • Swedish
  • New York University, School of Law, LLM
  • University of Berlin, Doctorate in German stock corporation law


  • Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers 2023/2024: Recommended for corporate

Prior Experience

Prior to joining DLA Piper, Isaschar has been practising with another global law firm.

Memberships And Affiliations

  • German-American Lawyers' Association (DAJV)
  • German-Nordic Lawyers Association
  • German Bar Association
  • Gesellschaft Hamburger Juristen (Association of Hamburg Lawyers)