WirtschaftsWoche Ranks Gibson Dunn as a Top Law Firm in M&A and Antitrust

July 23, 2019

In its list of the most renowned law firms and lawyers in M&A and Antitrust, German publication WirtschaftsWoche has recognized Gibson Dunn as a Top Law Firm in both practices. Munich partner Lutz Englisch and Frankfurt partner Dirk Oberbracht were recognized as Top Lawyers in M&A, and Munich partner Michael Walther was named a Top Lawyer in Antitrust.  Based upon a list with more than 4,400 lawyers in 223 law firms, set up by Handelsblatt Research Institute, peers recommended their most renowned colleagues. That selection was finally submitted to a jury. The exclusive list with 49 law firms and 81 lawyers in M&A and 47 law firms and 78 lawyers in antitrust was published on July 19, 2019.

Lutz English has broad experience in domestic, cross border and multi-jurisdictional M&A, including stock corporation law, transformation law and equity capital markets transactions. His stock corporation law practice also comprises executive and supervisory board matters and stockholders meetings.

Dirk 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.

Michael Walther’s practice has a multidisciplinary and international approach covering antitrust and competition, data protection and cybersecurity, as well as white collar defense and investigations. He advises German and international clients many of which are active in technology-driven industries, such as automotive, high technology, IT, semi-conductor, pharma and medical devices on antitrust and competition law. His in-depth knowledge of the underlying technology and longstanding experience in dealing with various competition authorities worldwide allow him to deliver custom, efficient legal solutions to all aspects of domestic and international antitrust issues.