Johannes Diez

Senior Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Johannes Diez

Johannes Diez

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Biography

Johannes Diez is a corporate lawyer based in Munich. He focuses on corporate law, M&A and private equity and venture capital.

With a particular focus on the financial services and technology and innovation industries, he advises clients on domestic as well as cross-border M&A and private equity transactions.

Johannes studied law in Tuebingen, Lausanne and Munich. During his traineeship he worked for the corporate team of an international law firm and for the legal department of Siemens AG. A German native speaker, Johannes is fluent in English and has a good knowledge of French.


Professional experience

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  • Rechtsanwalt
  • Advising Purplebricks, a leading online real estate agent listed on the London Stock Exchange, on the formation of a joint venture with Axel Springer and the joint acquisition of shares in German online real estate broker Homeday, a real estate appraisals and brokerage services online platform operator.
  • Advising ReachLocal GmbH, a leading provider of online marketing and advertising solutions, on the sale of its business to RegioHelden GmbH.
  • Advising Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft on a global joint venture with Daimler AG combining the companies' entire mobility services offerings (including ride-hailing, car-sharing, charging, parking and multimodality).
  • Advising Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft on the buy-out of several minority shareholders in parking services provider Parkmobile.
  • Advising AnaCap Financial Partners, the specialist European financial services private equity firm, on the acquisition of a Munich based provider of solutions and services for cashless physical point-of-sale payment transactions.
  • Advising AnaCap Financial Partners, the specialist European financial services private equity firm, on the acquisition of a Vienna based online payment company.
  • Advising AnaCap Financial Partners, the specialist European financial services private equity firm, on the acquisition of StarTec Payment & Service GmbH, a leading provider of solutions and services for cashless physical point-of-sale payment transactions.
  • Advising AnaCap Financial Partners, the specialist European financial services private equity firm, on the acquisition of a majority stake in online payment company Heidelberger Payment GmbH (Heidelpay).
  • Advising the shareholders of sendmoments GmbH on their exit to ARCUS Capital and the related re-participation.
  • Advising GE Capital on the acquisition of a minority stake in the 400 MW Merkur offshore windpark Merkur, as well as subsequent negotiations with further equity sponsors to the project and the project financing banks.
  • Advising Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) on its venture capital investment in mobile payment service provider SumUp and the merger of SumUp and payleven.
  • Advising Swiss utility Energie 360° AG on the Series A Investment into a green electricity trading company.
  • Advising Swiss utility Energie 360° AG on the acquisition of a minority share in an electricity trading company.
  • Advising Dynasafe Group on its European reorganisation.
  • Advising Petroleum Equity on the formation of a joint venture with Austrian RAG AG for the joint development of E&P in the oil sector.
  • English
  • French
  • German