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Florian Diehl


Florian advises industrial corporations, strategic investors, private equity investors and banks on M&A transactions and complex intra-group reorganisations as well as on all issues related to corporate law, with a focus on regulated industries.
Before joining the legal practice, Florian worked as a legal trainee in the German corporate practice group of the firm and an international pharmaceutical company.


Representative matters

Avenga, an international IT service provider and consulting group and a portfolio company of Oaktree, on the acquisition of Ukrainian-based Perfectial Group.

House of HR, a leading European personnel service provider on several acquisition in the German market, in particular the acquisition of SOLCOM, a German IT service provider and pluss Personalmanagement GmbH, a German personnel provider specializing in healthcare HR.

A multinational financial institution on the acquisition of MCE Bank GmbH from Mitsubishi Corporation.

CropEnergies, the leading European manufacturer of renewable ethanol, on the delisting tender offer from Südzucker AG and the subsequent delisting from the regulated market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.



Rechtsanwalt, Germany, 2022


Second German Law Degree, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, 2022

First German Law Degree, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany, 2020

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.