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Markus Nauheim is a partner in the Munich office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is dual-qualified and admitted both as Rechtsanwalt in Germany and as attorney at law in New York.
Markus focuses his practice on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, as well as cross-border joint ventures. He also advises on general corporate and capital markets law, corporate governance issues as well as in connection with crisis management and crisis communication.
In addition, Markus has extensive experience in providing compliance advice, especially in connection with governmental, regulatory and internal investigations, as well as in the areas of post-closing and other types of dispute resolution and arbitration.
Markus 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 The Best Lawyers™ have recognized Markus in its list of Germany’s Best Lawyers 2023/2024 in the categories Corporate Law, M&A, Litigation and Arbitration and Mediation. The JUVE Handbook 2023/2024 lists Markus as one of the frequently recommended lawyers for Corporate. The Legal 500 Deutschland 2023 and The Legal 500 EMEA 2023 recommend him for Corporate, Compliance, M&A and Private Equity. One client highlighted that “with his charming, masterful and service-oriented approach, being an absolute team player and with his broad expertise, he provides value to every matter and is also a trusted advisor to our boards” (The Legal 500 Deutschland 2021). Chambers Global 2020 recognize him as Foreign Expert for USA in the areas of Corporate/M&A in Germany.
His experience includes advising:
Corporate / M&A
Corporate Governance / Compliance / Dispute Resolution
Media / Sports / Consumer Products
Markus studied law at the University of Mainz, attended the Asia-America Institute in Transnational Law at the University of Hong Kong School of Law, and Duke University School of Law, from which he received his LL.M. degree in 1996. He is dual-qualified and has been admitted to the New York State Bar since 1997 and as a German lawyer since 1999. In 2000, he earned his doctor’s degree from the University of Mainz.
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Markus 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. In addition to having been seconded to the legal department of a German DAX® corporation, Markus has also worked in Gibson Dunn’s New York office.
Markus is a 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.). He is chair of Duke Germany and from 2013 through 2019 was a member of the Duke Law Alumni Association Board of Directors. In 2009, he received the Forever Duke Award by the Duke Alumni Association of Duke University. In 2014, he was presented the International Alumni Award by Duke University School of Law.
Markus speaks German and English.
*Experience prior to joining Gibson Dunn
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