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Dr Bernhard Guthy

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Private Equity/M&A


Dr. Bernhard Guthy is a corporate partner in the Munich office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. He advises on all aspects of German business and corporate law, in particular national and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions.


Admitted in Germany 2011; Kirkland & Ellis International LLP, Munich, Germany, associate 2011-2016, partner 2016 to present.


German, English


University of Munich, Germany (First State Examination 2006); Higher Regional Court of Munich, Germany (Second State Examination 2008); University of Edinburgh, UK (LL.M. 2009); University of Munich, Germany (Dr. jur. 2011).

Germany: Private equity


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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