Mirko von Bieberstein’s practice focuses on domestic and cross-border M&A, joint ventures and general corporate law.

Mirko also focuses on German foreign investment control matters, including filings with the German authorities and strategic advice.

Mirko joined the firm in 2016. In 2020, he became a senior attorney. From 2010 through 2016, he worked for other international law firms in Frankfurt.

Notable Experience

  • Merck KGaA in divestment of Allergopharma to Dermapharm Holding SE.

  • Hanon Systems in its acquisition of the Global Fluid Pressure & Controls business of Magna International Inc.

  • ArcelorMittal in its acquisition of Italian steelworks company Ilva from Marcegaglia.

  • DCC in its acquisition of TEGA - Technische Gase und Gasetechnik GmbH from Linde.

  • Codelco in its sale of a 40% participation in Deutsche Giessdraht GmbH to Aurubis.

  • General Motors in the sale of its Opel/Vauxhall subsidiary and GM Financial’s European Operations to PSA Group.

  • Goodyear in its acquisition of Ventech SystemsGmbH from Grenzebach Group.

  • Furukawa Electric in its European Joint Venture with Essex Magnet Wire.

  • SPIE S.A. in the €850 million acquisition of SAG Group from private equity firm EQT.

  • Media-Saturn-Holding GmbH in the sale of its B2B media streaming to 7 digital Group.

  • Mercer International in its acquisition of a saw mill and related properties from Klausner Group.

  • Edenred in its acquisition of a major shareholding in Union Tank Eckstein. 

  • OC Oerlikon in the €486 million sale of its vacuum business Leybold to Atlas Copco.

  • Berkshire Hathaway Inc. on its €400 million acquisition of Detlev Louis Motorrad-Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH.

  • Logwin on its sale of its logistics business in south-eastern Europe.

  • TMD Friction and Hella on their joint venture in relation to break systems.

  • Berlac on its acquisition of a coating specialist Cetelon.

  • Unilever on its acquisition of a participation in a beauty and cosmetics business in Russia.

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Publications

Upcoming Changes to the German Foreign Direct Investment Control Regime,” Cleary International Trade and Sanctions Watch blog, March 2020

“Secondary Buyouts Dominate PE Exits,” Financier Worldwide, September 2017, co-author with Michael J. Ulmer