Marc Urlichs

Marc Urlichs

Marc Urlichs


T +49 211 5660 24039

Industries Energy

Areas of practice

Marc Urlichs specialises in national and international corporate acquisitions and in providing general corporate and commercial law advice, including advice on joint ventures and restructuring and transformation law advice. In this area, he also has experience advising on cross-border mergers of limited liability companies according to the European Merger Directive. His clients include both international groups and German medium-sized companies, as well as public companies (e.g. municipal utilities companies).


Marc Urlichs studied law in Düsseldorf (Germany) and then carried out his legal training, which included working for two large international law firms in the area of corporate law. In 2006, Marc Urlichs joined the Düsseldorf office of Simmons & Simmons as a lawyer. He moved to Luther in 2018.


  • E.ON – Advice on the integration of innogy SE, including numerous carve out- and other reorganisational measures
  • Ingka Group – Advice on the establishment of a consortium with other investors (inter alia Commerz Real) and on the acquisition of a majority stake in Veja Mate offshore wind farm by such consortium in an auction process
  • Commerz Real – Advice on the planned acquisition of UNITANK Holding GmbH & Co. KG in an auction process
  • Douglas Group - Advice on the acquisition of a majority stake in Niche-Beauty.COM GmbH
  • Haus Cramer Group (Warsteiner brewery) - Advice on various M&A transactions (including, inter alia, the sale of the hotel business to Terra Firma and the sale of several beverage wholesalers in an auction process)
  • Ferrostaal Group – Advice on various M&A transactions, including the sale of the automotive division in an auction process to Rhenus, and on a complex intra-group reorganisation by virtue of several spin-offs under the German Transformation Act 
  • Neuss-Düsseldorfer Häfen – Advice on various M&A transactions and joint ventures
  • Open Grid Europe - Advice on the establishment of a joint venture with TÜV Süd und Horváth & Partner concerning the consulting of companies and municipalities in the implementation of hydrogen projects
  • Ingka Group – Advice on various M&A transactions, inter alia on the acquisition of wind farms and on the acquisition of a particle board plant in Russia from Pfleiderer Group by way of a share deal and on the connected acquisition of machinery assets in several jurisdictions as well as on the subsequent sale of such machinery assets to a Turkish group of companies
  • YARA International Group (formerly Norsk Hydro) – Advising on the sale of the CO² sector as part of an asset deal in several jurisdictions (including Germany)
  • Vodasun - Acvice on the sale of solar projects
  • BlackRock - Advice on the acquisition of a minority stake in the Robo Advisor Scalable Capital
  • AXA Group - Advice on the sale of two subsidiaries in an auction process and on the sale of AXA Merkens Fonds GmbH to HANSA Immobilien Management GmbH
  • Allianz Global Investors – Advice on a Europe-wide restructuring with several measures under the German Transformation Act