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

  • Advises Investcorp Technology Partners on the Sale of Germany’s Leading Cybersecurity Firm Avira to NortonLifeLock
  • 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 the acquisition of MACH AG
  • Advised Investcorp Technology Partners on its €165 million acquisition of Avira, Germany’s leading cybersecurity company
  • Advised VR Equitypartner on the sale of VAUTID GmbH to UP Scientech Materials Corp.
  • Advising Investcorp on the acquisition of the Contentserv Group
  • Advised VR Equitypartner and Süd Beteiligungen on the sale of the majority stake in DUO PLAST Holding
  • Advised Rubicon portfolio-company Goodridge on the acquisition of Kuhnle Engineering GmbH
  • Advised VR Equitypartner on the acquisition of Dr. Neuberger Group
  • Advised Finatem on the acquisition of GfS Gesellschaft für Straßenunterhaltung

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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

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