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Dr Norman Werner, an M&A expert, has joined the PLUTA transaction team as of the beginning of the year. The 44-year-old attorney has many years of experience in advising national and international clients on the acquisition and sale of companies or parts thereof.
Having already worked for PLUTA at the beginning of his professional career, Dr Werner has now returned to strengthen the company’s M&A business with his expertise and will operate out of the branch offices in Ulm and Munich. In the past year, PLUTA has significantly expanded its range of legal consulting services for M&A transactions.
In his previous function, Dr Werner had overall responsibility for up to 20 transactions per year. For many years now, he has advised medium-sized companies, financial investors and international groups as an M&A expert, primarily in the context of private equity transactions. Dr Werner has particular experience in the healthcare industry. At European level, he has supported several companies based in Scandinavia, especially Sweden. Going forward, he will be co-responsible for the Spanish Desk at PLUTA.
Dr Norman Werner stated, “I am looking forward to my new tasks at PLUTA and I am keen to contribute to the law firm’s success in the M&A business. The fact that we can provide a comprehensive range of legal, financial and tax consulting services from a single source offers great opportunities for both PLUTA and our clients.”
PLUTA M&A business on track for growth
At PLUTA, a wide variety of specialists, such as attorneys, auditors, business management experts and tax consultants, work closely together in interdisciplinary teams to provide clients with comprehensive advice on all legal, accounting, financial and tax aspects of transactions.
Managing partner Dr Maximilian Pluta said, “We are delighted that Dr Norman Werner has returned to the PLUTA team. He is empathetic and the ideal reinforcement for our M&A division. PLUTA has a wide spectrum of expertise in business law and is continuing to expand its market position in the legal consulting sector. Dr Norman Werner has a large network in southern Germany, and especially in other European countries, which will help us a lot in this context.”
M&A expert Dr Karl von Hase, a partner at PLUTA Rechtsanwalts GmbH, added, “In the past year, we at PLUTA have expanded our range of legal consulting services in the M&A segment and supported several transactions, despite the challenging environment. We will continue to pursue this course. Dr Norman Werner is a great addition to our team, and his expertise will be of much benefit to our clients in their transactions.”
Most recently, Dr Werner ran his own law firm, while in the past, he was a partner at a medium-sized law firm in Munich, where he headed the M&A and corporate law divisions. Prior to that, he worked as an in-house lawyer for a large German financial services company, where he was responsible as general legal counsel for several transactions from the acquirer’s specific perspective. While there, he also supported the integration of acquired companies.