McDermott Expands German Transactions Practice with Appointment of Dr Tobias Koppmann


Munich (June 6, 2018) Leading international law firm, McDermott Will & Emery has appointed Dr. Tobias Koppmann to the firm’s transactional practice. Joining as partner, Tobias is based in the firm’s Munich office. Tobias specializes in national and cross-border M&A and private equity transactions. He advises financial investors, family offices and portfolio companies on all aspects of private equity investments, bolt-on acquisitions and exits. In addition, he advises industrial and family-owned companies on commercial and corporate law, and in particular on strategic M&A transactions. He joins the firm from a German law firm.

“Tobias is a great transaction specialist with a proven track record in private equity and M&A,” says Dr. Norbert Schulte, head of the German McDermott practice. “His move is a further step forward in the strategic expansion of the firm’s German presence, where, with more than 100 professionals in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich, we are already one of the leading law firms.”

“For many financial investors, Germany is the most important European target market for the coming years. With his experience, Tobias is a perfect fit for our team and his appointment sees us markedly strengthen our market presence in the area of private equity“, says Dr. Nikolaus von Jacobs, head of McDermott’s private equity practice in Germany.

Tobias adds: “McDermott’s setup for transactions and private equity is an ideal match with my practice. I am delighted to join such a well-established team and I am very much looking forward to contributing to the ongoing success of the practice.”

Tobias Koppmann is the fifth transaction professional to join McDermott in Germany as a partner this year. In April, a team of corporate lawyers specializing in life sciences led by partners Dr. Rüdiger Herrmann and Jochen Eimer, joined the Frankfurt McDermott office, followed in May by Dr. Bernd Meyer-Witting and Florian Lechner. In Germany McDermott has 55 lawyers in the area of Corporate & Transactional, including 27 partners.

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