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About Dr. Nicholas Günther

Nicholas specialises in private and public M&A transactions.

Nicholas advises listed and non-listed clients on both national and cross-border private and public M&A transactions. His practice also includes stock corporation law and capital markets law.

Nicholas speaks German and English.

Recent work

  • Advising KKR on acquiring a stake in Axel Springer SE and the subsequent delisting of the Axel Springer SE.
  • Advising RWE on its asset swap with E.ON, including the majority stake in innogy.
  • Advising London Stock Exchange Group on its proposed combination with Deutsche Börse.
  • Advising Vonovia on the public takeover of conwert Immobilien Invest.
  • Advising Wincor Nixdorf on its business combination with Diebold and its public takeover offer.
  • Advising Gagfah on its takeover by Deutsche Annington Immobilien (Vonovia).
  • Advising Triton on the acquisition of GEA Group’s heat exchangers business unit.



  • Universities of Bayreuth and Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington DC, US (master of laws - LLM)
  • Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany (doctor of laws - Dr iur

Professional qualifications

  •  Admitted to the German Bar


  • 3. Aufl. 2020 (Hasselbach/Nawroth/Rödding (Hrsg.)) zusammen mit Dr. Alexander Mentz Organisationsformen der Holidng u.a. in Beck’sches Holding Handbuch