Dr. Philip Schmidt, LL.B. - McDermott Will & Emery


Dr. Philip Schmidt is specializing in M&A and PE, often with a cross-border context, as well as corporate law, corporate governance and compliance.

Philip advises national and international management bodies and compliance officers on a wide range of related topics, including liability issues, set-up and maintenance of compliance management systems, supply chain management, ESG as well as internal investigations. He has been seconded to a DAX-listed client where he conducted several internal investigations in various jurisdictions across the globe and provided legal advice on diverse compliance matters.

Philip comprehensively advises a number of clients, including DAX- and MDAX-listed companies, on the certification of its compliance management systems.


  • Advised VR Equitypartner (VREP) on the acquisition of a significant minority stake in Midoco Holding GmbH
  • Advised Eastern Horizon on sale of Neue Halberg-Guss GmbH*
  • Advised Eckes-Granini on its acquisition of a 35% stake in true fruits GmbH*
  • Advised EPAM Systems, Inc. on all aspects of its acquisition of the website testing business test IO GmbH, including its U.S. subsidiary test IO, Inc.*
  • Advised a Dutch private equity investor on sale of a South African foundry business to German truck manufacturer*

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  • The Legal 500 EMEA, Recommended, Germany: Corporate M&A: Corporate, 2022-2024
  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™, “Ones to Watch” in Germany: Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2024


  • German Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Frankfurt am Main


Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, Dr. jur. (PhD), 2014
Oberlandesgericht Hamburg, Second State Examination, 2013
Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, First State Examination, 2009
Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, 2007, LL.B.