Niklas Haas

Niklas Haas

Associate, Private Equity; Mergers and Acquisitions; Banking


Niklas Haas focuses his practice on advising corporate clients and private equity firms on domestic and cross-border M&A transactions.

Mr. Haas’ significant representations include, among others, advising:

  • United Talent Agency (UTA) on its acquisition of European soccer agency ROOF Group GmbH, UTA’s largest M&A transaction to date
  • BlackRock on its acquisition of Preqin at an enterprise value of £2.55 billion
  • TSG Consumer Partners and Backcountry on the sale of Bergfreunde GmbH, a Germany-based online retailer of premium outdoor apparel and equipment, to DECATHLON S.E., the world’s largest sporting goods retailer
  • Trimble on its €1.9 billion acquisition of Transporeon, a leading cloud-based transportation management software platform, from Hg
  • JAB Holding Company S.à r.l. on the acquisition of AGILA Haustierversicherung AG from Aegidius Rueckversicherung AG
  • Gulf Energy Development Group on the disposal of 50.01% of its stake in €3 billion offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 2, representing a 25% interest in the project, to a joint venture of Singapore-based Keppel Infrastructure Trust and Keppel Corporation Limited, and the related joint venture agreement between Gulf and Keppel

Prior to joining Skadden, Mr. Haas practiced at another major international law firm in Frankfurt.



  • Second State Exam, Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt am Main, 2021
  • First State Exam, University of Freiburg, 2018


  • Frankfurt am Main


  • English
  • German

Niklas Haas

Associate, Private Equity; Mergers and Acquisitions; Banking