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Dr Jörg Kirchner

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Private Equity/M&A


Dr. Jörg Kirchner is a corporate partner in the Munich office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. He advises clients on private equity and M&A matters, handling both cross-border and national transactions, including LBOs, minority investments, joint ventures and carve-outs.


Admitted as Attorney-at-law in New York, USA, 1992; admitted in Germany 1994; Latham & Watkins, Munich, Germany, partner 2005-2015; Kirkland & Ellis International LLP, Munich, Germany, partner 2015 to present.


German, English


University of Munich, Germany (First State Examination 1987); University of Munich, Germany (Dr. jur. 1989); George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C., USA (LL.M. 1991); Higher Regional Court of Munich, Germany (Second State Examination 1991).

Germany: Corporate and M&A

M&A: mid-sized deals (sub-€500m)

Within: M&A: mid-sized deals (sub-€500m)

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP is particularly known for private equity transactions. The team’s strong integration with the firm’s international offices ensures a constant flow of instructions. For example, it worked with the London office in advising vehicle component manufacturer Accuride on the takeover of Mefro Wheels. Jörg Kirchner, Benjamin Leyendecker and Volkmar Bruckner are recommended.

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Germany: Private equity


Within: Leading individuals

Jörg Kirchner - Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Within: Transactions

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP’s private equity practice is based in Munich and focuses on advising sponsors, an area that relies on the close cooperation with colleagues from the restructuring, finance, tax and capital markets practices. Attila Oldag, who joined the team in summer 2017 from Gütt Olk Feldhaus, and Benjamin Leyendecker assisted Oakley Capital Private Equity III with the acquisition of Career Partner Group from Apollo Education Group; while Volkmar Bruckner advised Oaktree Capital Management on the acquisition of a stake in NL-Holding. In other work, Bernhard Guthy and practice head Jörg Kirchner acted for Silverfleet Capital on the sale of the Competence Call Centre Group (CCC) to French mid-cap private equity investor Ardian. Bain Capital, Bregal Unternehmerkapital and Vestigo Capital are also part of the client base. Finance expert Christine Kaniak joined Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP as a salary partner in July 2018.

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