Joachim Breithaupt specialises in mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and succession, and advises on venture capital deals and management buyouts.

He also has wide experience of cross-border tax issues and the development of closed-end funds. In addition, he assists in developing tax-optimised structures for SMEs and entrepreneurs. He has very broad knowledge of the automotive sector.

Joachim joined Osborne Clarke from the Cologne office of Graf von Westphalen Fritze & Modest in 2001. From 1996 until 1998 he worked for the German Group of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

He is a frequent lecturer on corporate and tax issues.


Osborne Clarke advises on sale of Plantix to Helm AG, read more.


Osborne Clarke has advised DoorDash on USD 750 million Series B financing round of rapid delivery firm Flink SE, read more


Osborne Clarke advises Taxdoo in Series B funding round with Tiger Global

Sequoia Capital and firstminute capital

Osborne Clarke advises Sequoia Capital and firstminute capital on investment in n8n GmbH, read more


Osborne Clarke advises on the sale of Gastrofix to Lightspeed, read more

Greenyard Fresh Germany GmbH

Osborne Clarke advised Greenyard Fresh Germany GmbH on the sale of its fruit wholesale distribution centre to Frischebrüder GmbH, read more

Trade Republic

Osborne Clarke advises Trade Republic on investment by Creandum and Project A, read more

Playa Games

Osborne Clarke advises the founders of Playa Games on its sale to Stillfront Group, read more


Osborne Clarke advises A-Gas on acquisition of Arthur Friedrichs Kaeltemittel, read more


Advised TomTec on its takeover by Philips, read more


Advised the management team of STEMMER IMAGING on its takeover by AL-KO, read more


Advised Caruso GmbH on the market launch of their platform Caruso, read more