Dr. Michael Cziesla is a corporate partner in our Frankfurt office who advises clients in complex corporate transactions, specializing in multi-jurisdictional and cross border M&A, secondaries, leveraged buyouts, divestments and reorganisation and joint ventures.

Michael advises both German and international corporates, private equity funds and insurance companies across a range of sectors with an emphasis on regulated industries (including healthcare and life science, aviation, IT and financial services).


  • Advises Investcorp Technology Partners on the Sale of Germany’s Leading Cybersecurity Firm Avira to NortonLifeLock
  • Advised Ratiodata AG, the German IT System House Partner of Fiducia & GAD IT AG, on the acquisition of Accesa-Group
  • Advised Windjammer Capital and its portfolio company The Hilsinger Company on the add-on acquisition of I NEED YOU The Frame company
  • Advised VR Equitypartner on the acquisition of a stake in DITTRICH+CO GmbH & Co. KG

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  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™ 2021 Germany: Leading Lawyer for Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • WiWo-Top-Lawyer, Corporate Law 2019
  • JUVE Handbook
  • Legal 500 EMEA
  • IFLR1000


  • BYU Management Society
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society


University of Mainz and J. Reuben Clark Law School, Dr. jur. (PhD), 2002,
Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt, Second State Exam, 2002
University of Kiel, First State Exam, 1999


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Dr. Michael Cziesla

Insights & Events / Media

M&A Review, Volume 2, 2020 / September 16, 2020

Frankfurt, Germany / McDermott Event / November 29, 2018

Munich, Germany / McDermott Event / October 26, 2017

Chicago, Illinois / McDermott Event / September 28, 2017

Munich, Germany / McDermott Event / September 19, 2017

Helsinki, Finland / McDermott Event / August 30, 2017