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Dr. Michael Prüßner, LL.M., Partner

Dr. Michael Prüßner, LL.M.




English, French, German

Practice areas

  • Automotive
  • Commercial agreements
  • Corporate
  • Industrials
  • 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.

In his practice Michael advises German and international corporations as well as private equity companies on M&A transactions, particularly in cross-border matters with a clear focus on the industrial and consumer goods sector.

In addition Michael has particular expertise in advising management and board members on matters of corporate governance, questions regarding stock corporation and corporate group law and in the area of compliance.

Michael’s recent experience includes advising:

  • Bourns, Inc. on its strategic acquisition of Kaschke
  • Dt. Glasfaser (Management) on its sale from KKR to EQT/ Omers
  • Mutares on its strategic acquisition of four Tier Automotive suppliers in Italy, Spain, Poland and India from Cooper Standard
  • REWE/ Der Touristik on its acquisition of Fischer CZ
  • 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
  • Benteler on the sale of an automotive supplier in Norway to Chassix
  • Knorr-Bremse on the sale of a service provider in Sweden to Stadler (CH)

Michael is recommended as a leading M&A and Corporate lawyer by Legal 500 and Best Lawyers/ Handelsblatt in Germany. Besides, he regularly receives further awards, inter alia from Legal 500 as a top 100 corporate counsel.

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)

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 education 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.

Dr. Michael Prüßner, LL.M.


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