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Dr. Michael Prüßner, LL.M., Partner

Dr. Michael Prüßner, LL.M.


Rechtsanwalt, Co-Head Corporate/M&A (Germany)


English, French, German

Practice areas

  • Automotive
  • Commercial agreements
  • Corporate
  • Industrials
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Retail
  • Technology

Practice notes

Michael is a Partner at Eversheds Sutherland in Munich and Co-Head of the Corporate/M&A practice group in Germany.

In his practice he 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.

Prior to joining Eversheds Sutherland, Michael 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.

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

In 2021, Michael has been awarded a “Top Lawyer for M&A” by German business weekly Wirtschaftswoche. Furthermore he is recommended for M&A by Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers 2021 and in Legal 500 2021.

According to clients, Michael 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)


Michael’s recent experience include advising:


  • Benteler on the sale of an automotive supplier in Norway to Chassix
  • BEWi on the acquisition of Symbra Holding/IsoBouw from a private equity investor, onward sale and subsequent joint venture with Hirsch Porozell
  • Bourns Inc. on its strategic acquisition of Kaschke Group
  • Deutsche Glasfaser’s management on the sale of the fibre-optic provider from KKR to EQT and Omers
  • Knorr-Bremse on the sale of two (subsidiary) companies in the automotive area in the UK to Mutares
  • Knorr-Bremse on the sale of a service provider in Sweden to Stadler (CH)
  • Mutares on its strategic acquisition of four automotive suppliers in Italy, Spain, Poland and India from Cooper Standard
  • REWE/DER Touristik on its acquisition of Czech tour operator Fischer

Dr. Michael Prüßner, LL.M.

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