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 Experiences

  • 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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Der Ablauf der Evaluierungsperiode zur deutschen außenwirtschaftsrechtlichen Investitionskontrolle – Hoffen auf mehr Klarheit und Erleichterungen für die Praxis,” Betriebs-Berater, August 26, 2022

Germany Prohibits Acquisition of Heyer Medical by Chinese Investor,” Cleary Foreign Investment and International Trade Watch blog, April 2022

Germany Takes Over Control of German Gazprom Subsidiary by Using Unprecedented Measures Under Germany’s FDI Regime,” Cleary Foreign Investment and International Trade Watch blog, April 2022

Developments in U.S. Sanctions and Foreign Investment Regulatory Regimes,” Selected Issues for Boards of Directors in 2021, January 2021, co-author with Paul Marquardt, Chase D. Kaniecki, Aurèle Delors, John Messent, Samuel H. Chang and Hani Isam Bashour

Changes to the German Foreign Direct Investment Control Regime Take Shape Amid the COVID-19 Crisis,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, June 2020, co-author with Michael J. Ulmer

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

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