Johannes Goossens advises clients on M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions, as well as general corporate matters. His experience also includes restructuring and insolvency law in the context of distressed M&A transactions.

Mr. Goossens has advised, among others:

  • PayPal Inc. as lead investor in a US$50 million funding round for PPRO Holding GmbH;
  • UCB SA in the acquisition financing of its US$2.1 billion acquisition of Ra Pharmaceuticals, Inc.;
  • Key Safety Systems, Inc. in its US$1.6 billion acquisition of substantially all of the assets and operations of Takata Corporation; 
  • Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. in its US$3.8 billion sale of the performance materials division of its materials technologies segment to Evonik Industries AG;
  • Sealed Air Corporation in the proposed tax-free spin-off of its Diversey Care division and the food hygiene and cleaning business within its Food Care division into a new company called New Diversey; and
  • DENTSPLY International Inc. in its private placement of senior notes, and in a concurrent cash tender offer to purchase an amount of its outstanding senior notes.



  • Second State Exam, Hanseatic Higher Regional Court of Hamburg, 2016
  • First State Exam, University of Trier, 2012


  • Frankfurt am Main

Johannes P. Goossens