Dirk Oberbracht is a partner in the Frankfurt office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a member of the firm’s Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions Groups and Partner-in-Charge of the Frankfurt office.
Mr. Oberbracht is a leading Private Equity and M&A lawyer. He advises private equity investors, corporate clients, families and management teams. He has extensive expertise in cross-border and domestic deals, including carve-outs, joint ventures, minority investments, corporate restructurings and management equity programs.
Mr. Oberbracht is “frequently recommended” for Private Equity and M&A (JUVE 2019/2020). Chambers Europe Germany 2020 ranks him in Band 2 for Private Equity. “‘He is amazingly good at negotiating,’ enthuses one interviewee'” (Chambers Europe Germany 2019). Chambers Global and Chambers Europe 2020 rank him in Germany Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability. Clients described him as “very strategic, smart and great in getting complex deals done” (Chambers Europe Germany 2019). The Legal 500 Germany has inaugurated him to their Hall of Fame for Private Equity, for his continued excellence and constant praise by clients. Handelsblatt / The Best Lawyers™ in Germany, Who’s Who Legal – Germany and IFLR1000 regularly list him as a leading lawyer for Private Equity, Corporate and M&A. WirtschaftsWoche recognized him as one of 81 Top Lawyers in M&A, selected out of a list with 4,400 German lawyers. He is recommended by Kanzleimonitor 2019/2020, a study of the German Inhouse Lawyers’ Association (BuJ). Clients comment: “When we have a transaction north of €100 million, he’s the guy I call”, “superb negotiator with significant amount of experience and a clear focus on client satisfaction”, “excellent market reputation for M&A work”, and “strong experience in public and private deals. He has a good sense of what the client wants.”
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Dirk Oberbracht was a corporate partner in the Frankfurt office of a renowned US law firm and headed such office for several years.
Mr. Oberbracht is fluent in German and English.
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Goethe University Frankfurt - 1992 Dr. jur.
Goethe University Frankfurt - 1990 Law Degree
Germany - Rechtsanwalt