Dr. Norbert Rieger, LL.M.

Norbert Rieger is a partner in the Munich and Frankfurt offices of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and is one of five members of the firm's Global Executive Committee.

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University of Michigan, LL.M.
University of Bayreuth, Dr.
Bavaria, Second State Exam
University of Bayreuth, First State Exam


Norbert Rieger is partner in the Munich office of Milbank and one of five members of the firm's Global Executive Committee. He is one of the three founding partners of the Munich office and has almost 25 years experience in all types of corporate transactions.

Primary Focus & Experience

Norbert Rieger provides broad practice covering all areas of corporate/M&A and private equity including public M&A and corporate reorganizations (Umwandlungsrecht).  He has a strong tax background which enables him to advise on all corporate law and tax aspects of complex corporate reorganizations/M&A activities. He is well-known for his expertise in public takeover and public-to-private transactions.

Selected project samples

  • Douglas Holding AG on the sale of confectionary specialist Hussel to Emeram Capital Partners.
  • FC Bayern Munich on the participation by Allianz SE.
  • The Carlyle Group on the sale of its interest in the AMEOS business.
  • ProSiebenSat.1 on the sale of Romanian TV and Radio Operations.
  • Shareholders on the sale of N24 to Axel Springer.
  • The Carlyle Group on the acquisition of Alloheim Group.
  • Axel Springer on a strategic partnership with General Atlantic in the online classified business.
  • NYSE Euronext on the proposed combination with Deutsche Boerse and related litigation by NYSE shareholders.
  • Axel Springer on the creation of a joint venture with Swiss publishing house Ringier relating to their activities in Eastern Europe.
  • Axel Springer on the acquisition of 75% of the shares in the Polish online portal Onet.

Recognition & Accomplishments

Norbert Rieger is recognized as top lawyer by leading directories as JUVE commercial law firms, Chambers Europe und Chambers Global, Legal 500, IFLR, Best Lawyers International and Who’s Who Legal for Private Equity, tax, M&A and corporate. Best Lawyers awarded him as Lawyer of the Year 2014 for Private Equity in Munich.

Norbert Rieger studied law and economics at the universities of Bayreuth and Augsburg. He was admitted to the German bar in 1989. He holds a doctorate degree of the University of Bayreuth and is a graduate (Master of Laws) of the University of Michigan Law School. He is fluent in German and English.