Nina is partner with more than 21 years of experience in the areas of corporate law and M&A. She advises on M&A transaction with a focus on cross-border transactions, corporate reorganisations, joint ventures and shareholder conflicts. Nina often advises companies in the technology sector (and in particular in connection with data centres) and life sciences sector.

She started her career in 2002 working for Hengeler Mueller in Düsseldorf. After eight years in a mid-sized law firm in Munich and a secondment with Travers Smith in London she was one of the founding partners of the Pinsent Masons office in Munich in 2012. She joined Addleshaw Goddard in 2023.


Nina’s recent work includes:

  • Advising energy sector clients on data centre projects
  • Advising an international technology group on the acquisition of two German entities and in a post-M&A conflict
  • Advising a NASDAQ listed technology client on investments in and acquisitions of German entities
  • Advising a listed UK client in the life science sector on its sale of its German activities
  • Advising a pharma association on the sale of shares to a global media group
  • Advising a listed energy sector client on shareholder disputes in a joint venture
  • Ongoing advice to the European practice of a US investment bank and an M&A boutique on their engagement letters
  • 2007: Specialised Corporate Lawyer (Fachanwältin für Handels- und Gesellschaftsrecht)
  • 2002: Qualified – Germany
  • 2002: Second State Exam, OLG Hamm (Zweites Staatsexamen)
  • 2000: Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster – doctorate
  • 1998: First State Exam, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (Erstes Staatsexamen)
  • German
  • English
  • French

Nina is co-editor and author of one of the leading commentaries on the German Transformation Act (Semler/Stengel/Leonard), regularly publishes articles on corporate law and has also published a book and articles on the UN Convention on International Sales of Goods.

Professional Memberships
  • Munich Bar Association (Rechtsanwaltskammer München)
  • Corporate Law Association (Gesellschaftsrechtliche Vereinigung)
  • Over the years, Nina has been recommended in Juve, Chambers and Kanzleimonitor
  • Life Science Bootcamp: establishing a business in Germany, 2022
  • Technology Days in Munich: stumbling blocks in investment agreement, 2014
  • Client events on shareholder conflicts
  • Series of lectures at China University for Political Science and Law (Beijing), European Research Center: European case law and focusing on corporate law, 2007
  • Lawyers’ Academy in Münster: liability of managing directors, 2006
Year Qualified

2007, admitted as Fachanwältin für Handels- und Gesellschaftsrecht

2002, admitted as Rechtsanwältin

2000, Dr. jur. at University of Münster