Dr. Michael Cziesla - McDermott Will & Emery


Dr. Michael Cziesla advises clients in complex corporate transactions, specializing in multi-jurisdictional and cross border M&A and Private Equity transactions, including secondaries, leveraged buyouts, divestments and reorganisation, and joint ventures.

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


Michael advised

  • Contentserv Group and its majority shareholder Investcorp on the acquisition of the French software company Shoppingfeed
  • VR Equitypartner (VREP) on the acquisition of a significant minority stake in Midoco Holding GmbH
  • Atruvia AG on the merger of the identification services and ID wallet providers, Verimi and Yes
  • HÖR Technologie on the sale of Pichler & Strobl
  • Süd Beteiligungen on the acquisition of a stake in Sovereign Speed Holding
  • Ampersand Capital Partners on the acquisition of a minority stake in BioEcho Life Sciences
  • US private equity investor Sterling Partners on the acquisition of a stake in the Lecturio Group

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  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™, Germany: Mergers and Acquisitions Law and Private Equity Law, 2021-2024
  • JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms,  2022-2023
  • The Legal 500 EMEA/Germany, 2022-2023
  • IFLR1000, 2022

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  • BYU Management Society
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society


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


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