The international law firm Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP has been named law firm of the year for Private Equity and Venture Capital by JUVE.
JUVE´s accolade reads translated: “Milbank´s German Private Equity Team has definitely established itself among the market leaders in Germany. The firm has been lining up one Large-Cap-Deal after another during the past year, ranging from the Alloheim-sale for Carlyle, to the acquisition of Distributed Power Business from GE for Advent. With EQT, the firm gained a new top-level client. Steffen Oppenlaender, who arrived as a lateral partner a year ago, advised the fund with respect to the multi-billion dollar transaction of Suse-Linux. A strong development could also be observed in the Mid-Cap-Market: since his entry two years ago, Michael Bernhardt has taken the PE-Business at the Frankfurt location to a higher level, with both existing and new clients such as Capvis, DBAG and ECM.”
More than 1,000 guests attended the award ceremony in the Old Opera House of Frankfurt, and followed the announcement of the winners. The JUVE awards are granted to law firms or teams that have been particularly visible and dynamic due to their work and market position.