June 30, 2016
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Dirk Oberbracht and Wilhelm Reinhardt will join the firm as partners. Both lawyers are currently with Latham & Watkins, and Oberbracht previously served as head of Latham’s Frankfurt office. They will anchor Gibson Dunn’s new Frankfurt office and continue their merger and acquisitions and corporate law practices.
“We are delighted to welcome Dirk and Wilhelm to the firm,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn. “With their experience in M&A, private equity, corporate and securities law, Dirk and Wilhelm will significantly enhance our practice in Germany and complement our Munich corporate practice.”
Doran continued, “We see great potential for our firm in Germany. With a strong office in Frankfurt, Germany’s financial and banking center, we are well positioned to serve the needs of our German and international clients. Dirk and Wilhelm are the perfect partners to anchor that office.”
“Dirk is one of the leading M&A and private equity lawyers in the German market, and Wilhelm is a leading lawyer in public M&A and corporate law,” said Michael Walther, Partner in Charge of the German offices. “Their addition will increase the depth of our corporate offering and is a perfect start for our further expansion plans in Germany. The combined strength of our Munich and Frankfurt offices will enlarge and broaden our German corporate practice, as well as expand other practice areas.”
“Gibson Dunn is a premier global law firm with an excellent international platform. We are very enthusiastic about joining Gibson Dunn during this exciting time of growth and helping to lead the firm’s German expansion,” said Oberbracht.
About Dirk Oberbracht
Oberbracht focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and joint ventures. He also has significant experience with corporate restructurings, carve-outs and minority investments.
He has practiced since 2006 with Latham as the local head of the Corporate Department and served as the Managing Partner of the Frankfurt office since 2011. He received his law degree in 1992 from the University of Frankfurt.
About Wilhelm Reinhardt
Reinhardt practices in the area of mergers and acquisitions, including public M&A, private equity transactions and joint ventures, representing both buyers and targets. He has extensive experience in German corporate and securities law.
He has practiced with Latham since 2004 and as a partner since 2008, where he has served as co-chair of the Industrial and Manufacturing Practice Group. Reinhardt received his law degree in 1997 from the University of Trier.