McDermott Bolsters London Transactions Practice With M&A Life Sciences, Healthcare And Technology Partner Hire - McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott Bolsters London Transactions Practice With M&A Life Sciences, Healthcare And Technology Partner Hire


International law firm McDermott Will & Emery welcomes Michal Berkner as a partner in its transactions practice in London. Michal is one of Europe’s preeminent M&A practitioners within the life sciences, healthcare and technology sectors.

“Life sciences is one of our fastest growing industry sectors within the Transactions Group, especially in London and Paris. Michal is a fantastic addition to our global mergers and acquisitions team and an excellent match to our market-leading healthcare and life sciences practices,” said Harris Siskind, global head of McDermott’s Transactions Practice Group. “Her outstanding M&A life sciences, healthcare and technology practice is aligned with McDermott’s strategic focus on growing its transatlantic offering.”

Michal advises major strategic buyers and sellers in game-changing public and private transactions, including cross-border deals, negotiated and unsolicited transactions, takeover defenses, corporate governance, and joint ventures.

“I am delighted to join McDermott, as the opportunity to grow a high-value M&A practice in London, Europe and the United States is undeniable,” said Michal. “The combination of a market-leading healthcare, life sciences and technology offering, a strong global brand, large network, collaborative approach and entrepreneurial spirit is unrivalled.”

“We are excited to welcome Michal,” said Hamid Yunis, managing partner of the Firm’s London office. “She is an accomplished partner with an impressive reputation. Additionally, her practice provides tremendous synergies with our M&A, Private Equity and Life Sciences Groups both in the United Kingdom and across our international network. She will also be instrumental in helping to grow our global M&A practice.”

Michal who is dual qualified (New York and England and Wales) is ranked as a leading individual in Chambers Global and Chambers UK. She also received a highly commended distinction in the Women in Law category at The British Legal Awards 2019. In 2017, Michal was included in the Financial Times HERoes list, which recognizes the top 50 female champions of women in business in the UK and Ireland. Over her 27 year legal career based in New York and London she has advised on some of the largest and most complex global M&A transactions.

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