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Work Department

Banking & Finance


Bernd Bohr advises his clients on a broad range of corporate and securities matters, with a particular focus on capital markets transactions, including both high yield and investment grade debt as well as equity capital markets transactions. A significant part of his practice involves cross-border transactions and he has advised clients from a broad range of industries in Abu Dhabi, Austria, Brazil, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Morocco, the Netherlands, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, Switzerland, Tunisia, the UK and the US.


Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 2011, Bernd worked in the New York, London and Hong Kong offices of other large international law firms and spent a year on client secondment in the corporate legal department of a large multinational in Switzerland. He is admitted to practice law in New York, England & Wales and Germany. Admissions: Frankfurt am Main, Germany England and Wales New York


German English French


The University of Chicago Law School Master of Laws University of Trier, Law School Juris Doctor

Lawyer Rankings

London > Finance > Debt capital markets

The practice at Mayer Brown International LLP is ‘technically very good, extremely reliable, and truly focuses on their clients’ best interests‘. The firm continues to broaden the scope of its DCM work, which spans commercial paper and MTN programmes, regulatory and hybrid capital issues, equity-linked securities, high yield bonds, and project bonds. Peter Pears, who joined from Clifford Chance LLP, brings considerable experience advising issuers and underwriters on complex domestic and international debt capital market offerings, including a emerging markets issuance. ‘He is always responsive and happy to talk through any query, offering clear and pragmatic solutions to often complex issues‘, notes one client. He joins experienced partner James Taylor, Bernd BohrRob Flanigan and emerging markets specialist Jim Patti.

London > Finance > High yield

(Leading individuals)

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Mayer Brown International LLP is ‘a top-tier firm when it comes to high yield bond offerings in Germany, where they have quite a strong footprint‘. One client remarks that ‘with deep knowledge of the high yield market, and being very much engaged and easy to work with, the team is able to take the client’s perspective and addresses possible issues proactively to optimise the outcome for the client’. The firm is the only one in London to offer high-level advice on high yield bonds in English, US and German law. Practice head and key high yield partner Bernd Bohr is ‘very technical – even innovative – diligent and commercial in terms of providing advice‘.