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Dr. Michael Prüßner, LL.M., Partner

Dr. Michael Prüßner, LL.M.




English, French, German

Practice areas

  • Automotive
  • Corporate
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Retail
  • Technology

Practice notes

Dr. Michael Prüßner, LL.M. is a Partner at Eversheds Sutherland in Munich and a member of the Corporate and M&A practice group.

He advises German and international corporations as well as private equity companies on M&A transactions, particularly in cross-border matters. This includes advice in the context of company acquisitions and sales, tender procedures, restructurings as well as joint ventures. His area of advice also includes general corporate law and advice regarding commercial law issues.

Furthermore, he regularly advises management and advisory board members on matters of corporate governance, questions regarding stock corporation and corporate group law and in the area of compliance.

His main industry focus lies in the areas of automotive, consumer goods and technology.

Prior to joining Eversheds Sutherland, Michael Prüßner worked as a partner at a major international law firm in the area of M&A and Commercial as well as for the legal consultancy section of a big four consulting firm.

Previously, he was the general counsel and authorised representative in all legal and compliance matters of an international retail group.

His many years of in-house experience and economic training are a huge asset particularly in the area of legal project management, i.e. leading complex projects and involving all relevant advisors in connection with a business-oriented, clear, fast and straight-forward presentation of complex issues.

Michael Prüßner studied law and economics, wrote his doctoral thesis on a criminal tax law topic and completed his training with an LL.M. in tax and accounting law. Since 2016, he has been teaching as a lecturer for commercial and corporate law at the International School of Management (Munich and Cologne).

Michael Prüßner is the author of numerous publications in the area of commercial and corporate law and a regular speaker at venues such as universities and specialist conferences.

Michael Prüßner is a member of the German Lawyers' Association (DAV) and of the Rotary Club Starnberg.

According to clients, Michael Prüßner is a "clearly exceptional lawyer" who has amassed "expert knowledge in a wide range of specialist fields but who never loses sight of the big picture"; "always acting strategically and tactically smart" and "the advice was far above average" – Legal 500

"He always walked the extra mile, always kept an eye on the legal and economic aspects and he was really available 24/7. I would reappoint him at any time" – Rüdiger Lohoff (General Counsel)

"Michael Prüßner is a decisive, sharp, professional, yet involved, clear, sympathetic and precise working professional." – C.D. Benedict Schramm (Managing Director)

He regularly receives awards, inter alia from Legal 500 as a top 100 corporate counsel.

Michael's recent experience includes:

  • REWE/DER Touristik on the acquisition of Journey Latin America in the UK
  • Knorr-Bremse on the sale of two (subsidiary) companies in the automotive area in the UK to Mutares
  • BEWi on the acquisition of Symbra Holding/IsoBouw from a private equity investor, onward sale and subsequent joint venture with Hirsch Porozell
  • Knorr-Bremse on compliance development and regarding corporate law issues
  • Benteler on the sale of an automotive supplier in Norway to Chassix
  • A private equity investor on the acquisition of an online retailer from a globally operating trade company.
  • A Chinese investor on the public tender procedure for the acquisition of a (jewellery) retail chain
  • Knorr-Bremse on the sale of a service provider in Sweden to Stadler (CH)
  • A specialist IT provider on commercial law issues
  • A leading telecommunications company on the acquisition of a retail chain as well as various start-ups
  • A private equity investor on the acquisition of a major logistics company

Dr. Michael Prüßner, LL.M.