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Dr. Michael Haidinger


Corporate and M&A

A great deal of expertise and stamina

Client, JUVE 2014/2015

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About Dr. Michael Haidinger

Michael brings a pragmatic and commercial approach to a wide-ranging corporate practice that includes M&A, restructurings and private equity work.

He advises local and international businesses from a range of industries, including the TMT, renewables, industrials and automotive sectors.

Michael also counts large corporates and private equity funds among his regular clients, and has a geographical focus on Scandinavia.

Over 25 years' experience of major deals has equipped Michael with excellent negotiating and people skills.

He speaks German, English and French.

Recent work

  • Advising Volkswagen as relationship partner on the diesel issue.
  • Advising Det Norske Veritas on its merger with Germanischer Lloyd. 
  • Advising Expedia on the acquisition of trivago.
  • Advising a renewables company on the divestment of various offshore wind projects.
  • Advising DONG Energy on most of its German offshore wind farms.



  • Universities of Freiburg, Germany, and Geneva, Switzerland (law)
  • University of Freiburg (doctorate in law)

Professional qualifications

  • Rechtsanwalt, Germany