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Adriane U. Sturm


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  • Second State Examination (1996); Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen, Germany (First State Examination 1994)

Bar Admissions

  • Federal Republic of Germany

Adriane Sturm's practice focuses on private equity transactions, cross-border M&A transactions, and commercial contracts. She also serves as outside counsel to automotive suppliers in their day-to-day business in negotiations of contracts with customers and suppliers.

Notable representations include advising Mahle on its acquisition of Delphi's Thermal Business, Safran on the formation of a joint venture with Airbus, and SAP AG on several transactions.

Other companies with which Adriane has worked on substantial matters include ACI, Amway, Bayer, Cerberus, Cooper Tire & Rubber, Credit Suisse, Daihatsu, ERICO, Faurecia, Freescale, Goldman Sachs, Harman Becker Automotive Group, Harris, Hilite/Hydraulik-Ring, Hoerbiger, IAC, IBIDEN, La Poste Française, Merz Pharma, NACCO, Neoware, Nordson, NVIDIA, Plastic Omnium, ReWATT, The Riverside Company, sanofi-aventis, SAP, Solvay, Tenneco, Thales, The Boeing Company, Toyota, USG, and Wittur.

Her experience in the automotive industry includes the representation of clients in negotiations with car manufacturers such as Audi, Bentley, BMW, Daimler, Ferrari, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Opel, Porsche, Renault, Scania, Volvo, and VW and with suppliers such as Aisin Seiki, Bosch, Continental, Denso, Johnson Matthey, Magna, Siemens VDO, and ZF.

Adriane has significant experience in transactions involving the transfer of intellectual property, particularly in the area of software, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals.

Honors & Distinctions

  • Legal 500 EMEA (2013) — recommended for M&A: "a good understanding of what international clients need and expect"

    BTI Client Service All-Star (2011)


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Adriane Sturm