Dr. Bernd Meyer-Witting focuses his practice on complex corporate and commercial transactions. Bernd works with domestic and foreign corporate clients from a wide variety of industries—including telecommunications, media and technology, renewable energy, and automotive—on a broad range of legal issues, in particular on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and outsourcing transactions.
Prior to joining McDermott, Bernd was head of the German Technology, Media & Telecommunications practice at another major international law firm.
Advising a major Japanese automotive supplier on its contractual arrangements with various German automotive manufacturers
Advised Hanwha Group on its acquisition of Q-Cells SE's headquarters in Germany, its production facilities in Germany and Malaysia and its sales offices in the US, Australia and Japan from Q-Cells' insolvency administrator as well as on the acquisition of a multi-jurisdictional automotive supplier*
Advised a major German pension fund on the acquisition of a substantial participation in the newly constructed offshore wind farm Baltic 2, including negotiation of the tripartite joint venture agreement*
Advised one of the key stakeholders on its investment in Nord.Link, the first interconnector that directly connects the Norwegian and German energy markets and will allow an exchange of renewable energies, especially hydro power and wind power, between these two countries*
Advised Statkraft on its EUR 4.4 billion asset swap with E.ON AG comprising the exchange of Statkraft's shares in E.ON Sverige AB (44.6%) for a sizeable stake in E.ON AG and a range of renewable power plants in Germany and the UK*
Advised MIH PayU, the Dutch subsidiary of the market-leading provider of online and alternative payment methods, on complex contractual arrangements with Zooz linked to a new development in the payment systems space encompassing technology and software development and licensing*
Advised Royal Dutch Shell on one of the largest ever private sector outsourcings, which involved outsourcing Shell's IT infrastructure, including managed network services to three different suppliers in 130+ countries for between 5 and 10 years*
Advised ABN Amro Bank on the global EUR 1.8 billion+ multi-vendor, multi-jurisdictional outsourcing of its IT infrastructure, application maintenance and application development*
Advised Kimberly-Clark on the divestiture of various German facilities, including a tissue plant and various trademarks (including Hakle)*
Advised Constantin Medien AG, an internationally operating media company based near Munich with interests in film, sports and event-marketing, on various complex corporate matters*
*Matter handled prior to joining McDermott.
University of Osnabrück, Dr. jur. (PhD), 1990
Higher Regional Court of Nuremberg, Second State Exam, 1989
Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, First State Exam, 1985