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Dr. Markus A. Nauheim LL.M.

Markus A. Nauheim is a German- and U.S.-qualified partner in the Munich office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.
Mr. Nauheim concentrates on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments and venture capital deals, as well as cross-border joint ventures. He also advises on general corporate law, public takeovers, capital markets law, corporate governance issues and media and sports law.
In addition, Mr. Nauheim has experience in the areas of post-closing dispute resolution and arbitration, including securities litigation, as well as providing compliance advice, especially in connection with internal investigations.
Mr. Nauheim represents both public and private German and international companies, including strategic as well as financial investors, in a wide variety of industries, such as technology, media and telecommunications, automotive, pharmaceuticals, consumer products and retail, logistics, professional services, real estate and sports and entertainment.

Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers have recognized Mr. Nauheim in its list of Germany’s Best Lawyers 2013 in the category of M&A. The JUVE Handbook 2012/2013 recommends Mr. Nauheim as one of the leading lawyers in Germany for both Corporate and M&A. Chambers and Partners Global recognize Mr. Nauheim in the areas of Corporate/M&A in Germany and USA. Clients have recommended Mr. Nauheim for “best service and best quality” and have described him as “very capable and pragmatic – he knows his stuff” and as “smart and service-minded”.

Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Nauheim worked at a renowned U.S. law firm in Cologne and Washington, D.C. and, thereafter, in the Munich office of a major German law firm.
Mr. Nauheim speaks German and English.

Recent Transactions include

  • BCBG Max Azria Group: Advice in its successful bid for the acquisition of the German department store chain Karstadt with 25,000 employees out of insolvency together with Berggruen Holdings Ltd.
  • The Gores Group LLC: Advice in its acquisition of a majority stake in Siemens Enterprise Communications, one of the world's leading suppliers of unified communications technologies, and the related joint venture with Siemens AG.
  • Investcorp: Advice in numerous auctions for the acquisition or sale of German companies in various industries, including:
    • sale of Apcoa, a German parking services provider with pan-European operations, to Eurazeo;
    • acquisition of Armacell International GmbH, a global producer of flexible technical insulation products;
    • sale of German glass manufacturer Gerresheimer to Blackstone.
  • Leading International Customer Management Solutions Provider: Advice regarding the termination of the existing and the creation of a new management equity program in connection with a change of ownership as well as regarding compliance matters.
  • Sagemcom: Acquisition of the broadband and WiMAX business of Gigaset Communications GmbH.
  • Siemens Enterprise Communications GmbH & Co. KG:
    • restructuring and divestiture of its sales and services business in 27 countries and formation of strategic sales and service partnerships;
    • bid for the enterprise solutions business of a competitor out of bankruptcy.

Recent Publications
2012 Year-End German Law Update
Germany Adopts Capital Investment Act (KAGB) to Implement the European AIFM Directive
Through the Looking Glass: The Disclosure of Ultimate Ownership and the G8 Action Plan
EU AIFM Directive - An Update
The German Draft Law on Restructuring Insolvent Companies - A German Version of Chapter 11?

University of Mainz; Law Degree 1995, Dr. jur. 2000
University of Hong Kong School of Law, Asia-America Institute in Transnational Law, Summer 1995
Duke University School of Law; LL.M. 1996

Membership of Professional Bodies
Admitted to the New York State Bar since 1997 and as a German lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) since 1999
Deutsch-Amerikanische Juristen-Vereinigung e.V. (German-American Lawyers Association) and Co-Head of its M&A Practice Group (Fachgruppe M&A)
Duke Club of Germany e.V., President
Duke Law Alumni Association Board of Directors
Duke University Alumni Admissions Advisory Committee for Germany

Fields of law
  • Corporate
  • Dispute resolution
  • M&A
  • Media
  • Private equity and venture capital