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 2019 ranks him in Band 2 for Private Equity. “‘He is amazingly good at negotiating,’ enthuses one interviewee.” Chambers Global and Chambers Europe 2019 rank him in Germany Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability, stating clients who describe him as “very strategic, smart and great in getting complex deals done”. The Legal 500 Germany, 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.de 2018/2019, 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