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About Mirko Masek

Mirko is Counsel in our Global Transactions group.

He is focussing on mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations, corporate law and general contract and commercial law.

He is also a member of our energy, resources and infrastructure sector group and has experience in the field of renewable energy, in particular wind power.

He assists clients in connection with engineering, procurement and construction contracts, and has worked on turbine supply and similar project-related agreements. Mirko also supports clients in project-financing settings.

He advises clients from a wide range of industries and countries. His wide range of experience also includes M&A-related work for strategic investors and non-performing loan transactions in different asset classes.

Recent work

  • Advising RWE on the refocussing of its activities: as a result of this deal, RWE is set to become the third largest European renewable energy business, and the second largest in wind power.
  • Advising a power company on a joint-venture regarding development and operation of a hydrogen plant.
  • Advising BASF on the business combination of its oil and gas business Wintershall with DEA.
  • Advising Ørsted on its acquisition of various offshore wind projects in Germany since 2014.
  • Assisting Hamburg Commercial Bank on large projects, including its EU subsidy proceedings, and sale of a €5bn non-performing shipping portfolio to a state-owned bad bank as well as ongoing sale of another several billion euro non-performing loan portfolio to the market (eg aviation or commercial real estate financings) as well as its privatisation.
  • Advising Vestas, the wind turbine manufacturer, on the acquisition of Availon group, an independent service provider for onshore wind turbines from a private equity majority shareholder.
  • Advising Bard Group, the offshore wind companies, on the development and sales process of the offshore wind farm project 'Veja Mate' and three early-stage offshore wind farm projects.
  • Assisting AstraZeneca and its global biologics research and development arm MedImmune, on the acquisition of Definiens, a Munich-based company that has pioneered a world-leading imaging and data analysis technology.

Qualifications

Education

  • University of Oxford, UK (MJur)
  • Bucerius Law School Hamburg, Germany (LLB)
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, Virginia, USA

Professional qualifications

  • Rechtsanwalt, Germany