Norman Wasse is a partner in the Frankfurt office of McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP who advises German and international clients on various aspects of corporate law and corporate transactions, including private equity and capital markets transactions. Norman is experienced in the structure of business carve-outs in regulated industries, joint ventures, and cross-border M&A transactions involving various jurisdictions.

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Private Equity

  • Advised VR Equitypartner on the acquisition of a minority stake in Solectrix Group
  • Advised Windjammer Capital and its portfolio company The Hilsinger Company on the add-on acquisition of I NEED YOU The Frame company.
  • Advised VR Equitypartner GmbH and its portfolio company Bookwire Holding GmbH on the financing of the acquisition of readbox publishing GmbH
  • Advised VR Equitypartner on the acquisition of a stake in DITTRICH+CO GmbH & Co. KG
  • Advised Main Capital Partners on several transactions, including the acquisition of MACH AG and DataPlan GmbH
  • Advised Investcorp Technology Partners on its €165 million acquisition of Avira, Germany’s leading cybersecurity company

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  • Mergermarket M&A Deals, Highlighted Individual, 2020
  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2021, Recommended Lawyer


  • Association for Corporate Law
  • German-British Lawyers’ Association
  • Association of German Jurists


Cash Market, Certified Exchange Trader, 2013
Nottingham Trent University, LLM, 2012
Higher Regional Court of Koblenz, Second State Exam, 2011
University of Mainz, First State Exam, 2009


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Norman Wasse, LLM

Insights & Events / Media

Deutscher AnwaltsSpiegel, Issue 24, 2021 / November 2021

unternehmeredition.de / August 26, 2021

GLI (Global Legal Insights) online / August 26, 2021

Munich, Germany / McDermott Event / May 23, 2019

Frankfurt, Germany / McDermott Event / November 29, 2018