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Lawyers for mergers & acquisitions

Private, public or distressed M&A: our Corporate/M&A practice has more than 250 lawyers specialising in mergers & acquisitions, making it one of the largest in Germany. 

Our mergers & acquisitions lawyers regularly outperform all other law firms by advising on the largest number of M&A transactions with German involvement, making them front-runners in the German M&A market. As part of the CMS organisation we are also ranked in the top tier of European M&A law firms and head the relevant league tables.

Our firm’s M&A lawyers work with experts from a range of other areas both within CMS Germany and internationally to deliver tailor-made advice from a single source.

Please see below for a list with the contact details of our lawyers specialising in corporate/M&A. They will be happy to help with any queries.

Click here for more information on our Corporate/M&A practice.

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Hubertus Kolster
Dr. Hubertus Kolster
Man­aging Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Berlin
Hubertus Kolster has been the managing partner of CMS Germany since 2011, and as one of Germany’s leading commercial law firms, CMS today has more than 600 lawyers and offices in eight major German...
Carolin Armbruster
Dr. Carolin Armbruster
Part­ner
Rechtsanwältin
Germany, Stuttgart
Carolin Armbruster advises on national and international M&A transactions and projects. She has a focus on the energy sector, both with respect to conventional and renewable energy sources. Her corporate...
Peter Baisch
Dr. Peter Baisch
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Stuttgart
Peter Baisch specialises in private equity and M&A transactions. He advises private equity firms and family offices that invest in medium-sized companies and real estate portfolios. His M&A work concentrates...
Antje Becker-Boley
Dr. Antje Becker-Boley
Part­ner
Rechtsanwältin | Head of Corporate / M&A, CMS Germany
Germany, Stuttgart
Antje Becker-Boley’s advisory practice focuses on M&A, investments and restructurings. She has special energy sector expertise and long-standing experience working with energy suppliers, manufacturers...
Sebastian Becker
Dr. Sebastian Becker, LL.M. (London Metropolitan University)
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Duesseldorf
Sebastian Becker has long-standing experience advising sellers as well as buyers on German and international M&A transactions. He specialises in private equity transactions and also regularly represents...
Martin Bell
Dr. Martin Bell
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Frankfurt
Martin Bell is an extremely experienced transaction lawyer, having advised on a multitude of M&A and private equity transactions as well as on corporate restructurings. German and international companies...
Cornelius Brandi
Cornelius Brandi
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Hamburg
Cornelius Brandi specialises in corporate and maritime law. Cornelius joined CMS Germany in 1983 (formerly Hasche Albrecht Fischer), became a partner in 1986 and was Managing Partner of the Hamburg office...
Malte Bruhns
Dr. Malte Bruhns, LL.M. (The University of Edinburgh)
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Cologne
Malte Bruhns is a partner in the corporate department of CMS, specializing in M&A, Private Equity and Venture Capital transactions. He has a particular sector focus on transactions in the digital (tech...
Joachim Dietrich
Dr. Joachim Dietrich
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Frankfurt
Joachim Dietrich is specialised in company acquisitions and sales as well as private equity and venture capital with particular experience in transactions involving medium-sized companies whom he regularly...
Ralph Drouven
Dr. Ralph Drouven
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Cologne
Ralph's transactional experience ranges from public and private M&A, joint ventures and other business combination agreements to private equity and venture capital and corporate restructurings. He has...