Falko Maurer’s practice focuses on corporate transactions, specifically cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions and general corporate advice, as well as employment law matters in Germany.

Falko joined the firm in 2017. He previously worked as an associate for an international law firm from 2015 to 2017. 

Notable Experiences

  • Westlake Chemical Corporation in the acquisition of Hexion’s global epoxy business.

  • International Flavors & Fragrances in the sale of its worldwide microbial control business to Lanxess.

  • LVMH in its acquisition of RIMOWA.

  • International Flavors & Fragrances in the sale of its food preparation business to Frulact, a portfolio company of Ardian.

  • The Walt Disney Company in the sale of its partnership interest in SRTL to RTL/Bertelsmann.

  • Latour Capital in the acquisition of Solvay’s barium and strontium, and sodium percarbonate businesses.

  • Baxter Healthcare in its strategic partnership with ZeoSys.

  • Casa Tarradellas in its acquisition of a 60% stake in the Herta charcuterie and dough business from Nestlé.

  • International Flavors & Fragrances in its merger with the Nutrition & Biosciences business of DuPont.

  • BNP Paribas on the cross-border employment aspects of a novel transaction in relation to Deutsche Bank’s global prime brokerage and electronic equities businesses, and in the acquisition of a Delta One book.

  • Hanon Systems on the $1.2 billion acquisition of the Global Fluid Pressure & Controls business of Magna International Inc.

  • IQVIA in the acquisition of OnkoDataMed.

  • CVC Capital Partners in its exit sale of Continental Foods to GBfoods, a division of Spanish food group Agrolimen.

  • Lavazza in its acquisition of the worldwide Drinks business from Mars.

  • 3M in the sale of its communication markets business to Corning.

  • International Flavors & Fragrances in its $7.1 billion acquisition of Frutarom.

  • DCC in its acquisition of TEGA - Technische Gase und Gasetechnik GmbH from Linde.

  • General Motors in the sale of its Opel/Vauxhall business and GM Financial’s European operations to PSA Group.

  • Transactions and financing relating to renewable energy.

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Publications

Germany” chapter, The Executive Remuneration Review, 11th edition, November 2022 (with Michael Brems, Jens Hafemann, and Amelie Wagner)

German Plans to Extend the Scope of Corporate Co-Determination Rights for Employees,” Cleary M&A and Corporate Governance Watch Blog, January 19, 2022 (with Michael Brems)

German Reform Plans regarding Corporate Co-Determination for an SE,” Cleary M&A and Corporate Governance Watch Blog, January 19, 2022 (with Michael Brems)

Germany Strengthens Corporate Social Responsibility in Supply Chains,” Cleary M&A and Corporate Governance Watch Blog, January 13, 2022 (with Michael Brems)

Germany” chapter, The Executive Remuneration Review, 10th edition, November 2021 (with Michael Brems and Jens Hafemann)

Germany Changes the Legal Framework to Increase the Number of Works Councils,” Cleary M&A and Corporate Governance Watch Blog, July 6, 2021 (with Michael Brems and Amelie Wagner) 

What Employers in Germany Should Know in Times of COVID-19,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, May 8, 2020 (with Michael Brems) 

“Die Abgrenzungen von Märkten und die kartellrechtliche Unzulässigkeit multilateraler Interbankenentgelte in offenen Kreditkartensystemen,” Berlin, 2019, 640 p.

Changes to Deferred Compensation in Germany,” Cleary M&A and Corporate Governance Watch Blog, June 6, 2019 (with Michael Brems)

Bridge Part-Time Work in Germany,” Cleary M&A and Corporate Governance Watch Blog, March 27, 2019 (with Michael Brems)

German Government Plans to Reduce Dismissal Protection for “Risk Takers” in the Financial Sector,” Cleary M&A and Corporate Governance Watch Blog, December 3, 2018 (with Michael Brems)

German Federal Court of Justice on Seller Disclosure Obligations: Extensive Disclosure Required in Environmental Context,” Cleary M&A and Corporate Governance Watch blog, August 13, 2018 (with Oliver Schröder and Michael Kern)

“Die Vertriebsrechtliche Bedeutung des Kommissionsentwurfs eines Gemeinsamen Europäischen Kaufrechts – Rote Karte für den Blue Button?,” ZVertriebsR 2012, 31-36.

“Das Gewährleistungsregime des Verordnungsvorschlags zum Gemeinsamen Europäischen Kaufrecht unter Berücksichtigung des DCFR, des CISG und der kaufrechtlichen EuGH-Rechtsprechung, ” ZVertriebsR 2012, 88-103.