Dr. Markus Krüger is a partner in the Corporate Department of the Frankfurt office and a core member of the Financial Institutions Industry Group. He joined the firm in November 2006 from another major international law firm. Mr. Krüger specializes in complex mergers and acquisitions, with a particular focus on private equity transactions and transactions in the financial industry. He also frequently advises clients in corporate restructurings and general corporate law matters and has significant expertise with bank regulatory and restructuring matters.

Mr. Krüger is a recommended lawyer for Banking and Regulatory by JUVE 2016/2017. According to The Legal 500 Germany 2017, Mr. Krüger has “deep industry knowledge in the banking regulatory arena.” Competitors describe him as “very pleasant in transactions.” (JUVE 2015/2016)

Mr. Krüger’s experience includes advising:

  • Apollo on the acquisition of a significant participating interest in KBC Bank Deutschland AG
  • Bankhaus Lampe/Oetker Group on the contemplated acquisition of a European bank and on the cooperation with KBR Finance as US broker dealer
  • Berenberg Bank and Bankhaus Lampe on the sale of their shares in Universal-Investment
  • Bundesverband deutscher Banken and its deposit protection scheme on the sale of Düsseldorfer Hypothekenbank AG and on the acquisition and restructuring of Bankhaus Wölbern & Co. (AG & Co. KG)
  • Carlyle on the acquisition of Dupont Performance Coatings
  • Deutsche Bank AG on the sale of its card acceptance service provider Deutsche Card Services GmbH to EVO Germany GmbH & Co. KG, a subsidiary of EVO Payments International, LLC
  • Fresenius on the disposals of EUFETS AG, Pharmaplan GmbH and Pharmatec GmbH
  • GE Capital on the merger of Diskont and Kredit AG into Heller Bank AG (now: GE Capital Bank AG)
  • Goldman Sachs on its role as financial advisor in the acquisition of Kabel Baden-Württemberg
  • H.I.G. on the acquisition of walter services Group
  • Nordic Capital on the intended acquisition of a global hydraulic business
  • One Equity Partners on the acquisition of SAS Group and subsequent restructuring
  • Ventizz (now: Vorndran Mannheims Capital) on the acquisition of conlinet and vitronet Group and on the joint venture between vitronet Group and Stadtwerke Bochum

Bar Qualification

  • New York
  • Rechtsanwalt (Germany)


  • Dr. jur., University of Constance, 2005
  • LL.M., New York University School of Law, 2000
  • Second German State Exam, Higher Regional Court, Munich, 1999
  • First German State Exam, University of Passau, 1997

Languages Spoken

  • German
  • English
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