Markus A. Nauheim is a German and U.S.-qualified partner in the Munich office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. He is a member of the firm's international Corporate Transactions Group.

Mr. Nauheim concentrates on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments and venture capital deals, as well as cross-border joint ventures. He also advises on general corporate law, public takeovers, capital markets law, corporate governance issues and media and sports law.

In addition, Mr. Nauheim has experience in the areas of post-closing dispute resolution and arbitration as well as providing compliance advice, especially in connection with internal investigations.

Mr. Nauheim represents both public and private German and international companies, including strategic as well as financial investors, in a wide variety of industries, such as technology, media and telecommunications, automotive, pharmaceuticals, consumer products and retail, logistics, professional services, real estate and sports and entertainment.

Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers have recognized Mr. Nauheim in its list of Germany's Best Lawyers 2017/18 in the category of M&A. The JUVE Handbook 2017/2018 lists Mr. Nauheim as one of the frequently recommended lawyers for both Corporate and M&A. Chambers and Partners Global recognize Mr. Nauheim in the areas of Corporate/M&A in Germany and USA. Clients have recommended Mr. Nauheim for "best service and best quality" and have described him as "very capable and pragmatic – he knows his stuff" and as "smart and service-minded".

Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Nauheim worked at a renowned U.S. law firm in Cologne and Washington, D.C. and, thereafter, in the Munich office of a major German law firm.

Mr. Nauheim speaks German and English.

Representative Transactions

  • Arcapita, in its public takeover attempt of a German energy service provider.
  • BCBG Max Azria Group, on its successful bid for the acquisition of the German department store chain Karstadt, with 25,000 employees, out of insolvency, together with Berggruen Holdings Ltd.
  • Charles River Laboratories, in its acquisition of German biopharmaceutical testing service provider NewLab BioQuality AG.
  • Dresser-Rand Company in
    • the asset acquisition of steam turbine products manufacturer Tuthill Nadrowski with operations in Germany;
    • the auction process regarding the acquisition of a German manufacturer of turbo machinery with global business activities.
  • First Reserve Corporation, in an auction process regarding the acquisition of Austria's largest technology company.
  • FOCUS Digital AG, in various acquisitions, joint ventures, as well as its initial public offering and the first ever merger on the New Market with Tomorrow Internet AG (resulting in TOMORROW FOCUS AG).
  • The Gores Group LLC, on its acquisition of a majority stake in Siemens Enterprise Communications, one of the world's leading suppliers of unified communications technologies, and the related joint venture with Siemens AG.
  • Infineon Technologies AG, in various international and domestic M&A and joint-venture projects, including Saifun, Hitex and morphICs.
  • Intel Capital, in its investment in German technology company ICP Vortex.
  • Intermet Corporation, in its divestiture of its automotive activities in The Netherlands, Germany and Portugal to Sakthi, a leading Indian auto components manufacturer.
  • Investcorp in
    • the sale of Apcoa, a German parking services provider with pan-European operations, to Eurazeo;
    • the acquisition of Armacell International GmbH, a global producer of flexible technical insulation products;
    • the acquisition of TimePartner, a German temporary employment company;
    • the sale of German glass manufacturer Gerresheimer to Blackstone;
    • several auction processes regarding the acquisition of German companies in various industries with international or global operations.
  • Sagemcom in
    • the acquisition of the broadband and WiMAX business of Gigaset Communications GmbH;
    • connection with a corporate restructuring in Germany and post-closing issues resulting from an M&A transaction.
  • Siemens AG in
    • the divestiture of its gas spring and hydraulic dampers business Stabilus;
    • the acquisition of the mobile telephone business from Robert Bosch GmbH.
  • Siemens Enterprise Communications GmbH & Co. KG in
    • the restructuring and divestiture of its sales and services business in 27 countries and formation of strategic sales and service partnerships;
    • the bid for the enterprise solutions business of a competitor out of bankruptcy.
  • Venture capital arm of Deutsche Telekom, T-Telematik Venture Holding GmbH, in venture capital investments, including Telesens, campus2day, eCircle, NaWoTec, MindMatics, NetValue, Nexnet, OneBridge and Speech Design.

Membership of Professional Bodies

Admitted to the New York State Bar since 1997 and as a German lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) since 1999

Member of the Central Board and Co-Head of the Mergers & Acquisitions Working Group of the German-American Lawyers Association (Deutsch-Amerikanische Juristen-Vereinigung e.V.).

Member of Duke Club of Germany e.V., President

Member of the Duke Law Alumni Association Board of Directors

Recipient of International Alumni Award from Duke University


  • Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz - 2000 - Dr. jur.
  • Duke University - 1996 - Master of Laws (LL.M.)
  • Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz - 1995 - Law Degree


  • Germany - Rechtsanwalt
  • New York Bar