Dr. Joachim J. Modlich

Corporate & Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate

"A 'quick thinker and excellent strategist with an overview’" 
JUVE Handbook


Clients turn to Joachim Modlich for advice on corporate transactions, including mergers & acquisitions, private equity and joint ventures, with a particular focus on cross-border transactions.

Joachim also provides counsel on German real estate transactions covering both share and asset deals. Corporate clients also seek out Joachim’s advice on non-contentious construction and engineering matters in relation to worldwide greenfield and brownfield projects.

Joachim has served clients including TUI AG, DHLAG, Benteler International AG, Avedon Capital, Prologis and others.


Corporate/M&A/Private Equity


  • The shareholders in the sale of all shares in the Medizinische Laboratorien Düesseldorf GmbH, Düesseldorf’s largest medical laboratory to Sonic Healthcare Group.
  • The shareholders in the sale of all shares in Senator International Group, a globally active logistics and freight forwarding company with a particular focus on air freight and more than 20 subsidiaries with in numerous countries to A.P. Moller – Maersk at an enterprise value of USD 644 million.
  • Goodyear on its acquisition of tire reseller Reifen Burkhardt.
  • BENTELER Group on the sale of its hot rolling mill in Shreveport, Louisiana, by way of a share deal to Tenaris (aborted prior to closing).


  • Recommended lawyer in Real Estate and Corporate and M&A – Legal 500 Germany
  • “Often recommended” for Corporate Law – JUVE Handbook
  • Recognized for Real Estate Law by The Best Lawyers in Germany 
  • “Joachim Modlich, a specialist in hotel real estate, is also recommended.” – Legal 500 Germany
  • “We work mostly with our relationship partner, Dr. Joachim Modlich, and his team and—depending on the project—his international colleagues. Joachim is a very business-minded, solution-oriented and proactive lawyer which we appreciate a lot. He keeps the team working for us as small as possible, is always on top of the matter and solves any issues that may arise with any of his colleagues. Apart from these important managerial skills, the quality of his own legal work is outstanding—always adequate for the situation and taking a risk-based approach.” – IFLR 1000
  • “’Excellent lawyer, [with a] great understanding for economic issues of clients’” – JUVE Handbook
  • “’[A] quick thinker and excellent strategist with an overview’” – JUVE Handbook
  • “’[Joachim gives] precise advice, showing good business sense.’" – JUVE Handbook


  • Second State Law Examination (bar exam)
  • Legal Clerkship (Referendariat)
    Regional Court of Hagen
  • First State Law Examination
  • University of Münster


  • Düsseldorf, Germany


  • 英語
  • German


  • Regular panel speaker and presenter at seminars
  • Former member of Mayer Brown’s Partnership Board