Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy recruits private equity lawyer Bernhardt for Frankfurt office

International law firm Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP has hired private equity lawyer Michael Bernhardt as a partner at the firm’s Frankfurt office. Previously, Bernhardt worked at Allen & Overy.


FRANKFURT, Germany and MUNICH, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP is pleased to announce that Michael Bernhardt, a leading German private equity lawyer, is joining the firm’s Frankfurt office as a partner in the Corporate Department. Recognized as a top lawyer for private equity by JUVE and Best Lawyers, Michael Bernhardt has over 15 years of experience. His practice is focused on corporate M&A and Private Equity, representing national and international corporations and sponsors on investments and cross-border transactions and he advises regularly on private equity transactions including public takeovers as well as Public-to-Privates, LBOs and MBOs.

“We are delighted that Michael Bernhardt will join the firm,” said Scott A. Edelman, Chairman of Milbank. “His addition to the team is another strategic step in expanding our Private Equity and M&A capabilities in Germany and Europe. As we expect private equity to continue to be a particularly active area of M&A in the years ahead, he will play an important role in continuing to position the firm at the forefront of legal advisors to private equity houses with investment interests in Germany and all over Europe.”

Milbank’s Global Head of Corporate Norbert Rieger, added: “Michael Bernhardt’s mix of experience fits perfectly with our transactional practice and will help us continue the growth of our private equity offering in Germany.”

“I was drawn to Milbank because of the firm’s strong focus on international transactions and outstanding reputation of its partners. I’m excited to be part of the well-versed transaction team with excellent integration of finance, tax and competition,” said Michael Bernhardt.

Milbank’s German offices are located in the key economic centers of Frankfurt and Munich, with integrated teams focusing on corporate, M&A, private equity, finance, capital markets, tax and antitrust matters.

Michael Bernhardt joins the firm from Allen & Overy and received his degrees at the University of Regensburg.

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