Mission: We are a partner to entrepreneurs, founders and investors in Germany and abroad. We work with them to find ways of tackling their economic challenges and driving innovation. Successful collaboration depends very much on advanced legal expertise; an entrepreneurial thinking and our passion are what set us apart from other law firms. Working in small, highly specialised teams we not only provide legal advice, we take responsibility for the business involved.
The size of our Berlin office allows us to appoint top-quality people. Not only are we legally highly qualified, we also love complex economic issues and tackle complicated calculations (carried interests, cap tables, liquidation preferences, fund flows etc.).
billion euros of experience
Transactions are our speciality. We manage transactions on behalf of concerns, private equity companies and start-ups. By the end of 2019 we had handled transactions totalling €14 billion.
There’s no such thing as can’t. That applies to contractual negotiations and it applies when we go to court. The proof: since our law firm was founded in 2007 we have obtained over 250 competition law injunctions on behalf of our clients.
million euros of efficiency per page
Time is money. Your money. That is why we focus on the essentials. An example: short contracts can be sufficient – we recently sold a company for 72 million Euro with a nine page agreement.
Since foundation of our firm about 13 years ago all our key clients sticked with us. We will gladly convince you of the quality of our service.
Milestones: Since our law office was founded in 2007, we have more than doubled our staff to today’s fifty. The younger people at our law firm have opened up new consultancy areas in the start-up environment, in the growing real estate market and at the interface between litigation and corporate law. And we are still evolving. Here are a selection of major transactions, lawsuits and awards.
03. August 2017
BMH BRÄUTIGAM advised SIGNA on the acquisition and financing of a development site right by Berlin’s Mercedes-Benz Arena.
01. März 2017
BMH BRÄUTIGAM celebrates 10th anniversary.
01. Januar 2016
BMH BRÄUTIGAM is a highly recommended law firm in private equity, venture capital and M&A (JUVE and The Legal 500).
14. Oktober 2015
BMH BRÄUTIGAM represents Deutsche Bahn against BER and advises Pelikan on its Secondary Listing.
08. August 2014
Nominated as »Lawyers of the Year for Private Equity & Venture Capital« (JUVE). In September we advise capiton on the sale of the Lahmeyer Group.
18. Oktober 2013
BMH BRÄUTIGAM advises on the sale of Haupt Pharma AG, which has more than 2,000 employees and a turnover of €282 million, to Aenova.
01. Januar 2012
azur lists BMH BRÄUTIGAM as one of its 100 Top Employers. The number of equity partners doubles from four to eight within two years.
29. Juni 2011
BMH BRÄUTIGAM Venture Capital Team begins its work.
10. März 2010
BMH BRÄUTIGAM assists Crédit Agricole Private Equity (now OMNES Capital) in several acquisitions (such as Electronic Sports League ESL).
06. November 2009
The team surrounding Jan-Peter Heyer and Patrick Auerbach-Hohl advises Pelikan in acquiring a majority stake in Herlitz AG.
29. April 2008
BMH BRÄUTIGAM advises capiton on the sale of Borsig (for €350 million). We acquired property developer SIGNA as a client in June.
01. März 2007
Law firm founded
Dr Benedikt Bräutigam, Dr Johannes Meinel and Jan-Peter Heyer found BMH BRÄUTIGAM as a spin-off from Lovells.