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Friedrich Merz
"Frequently recommended lawyer" in the area of Corporate
JUVE Handbook 2017/2018

Overview

Friedrich Merz was a senior counsel in the Düsseldorf office of Mayer Brown until the end of 2021. He advised clients on corporate matters, M&A transactions, compliance, banking and finance. Due to his election as Chairman of the German CDU, his admission to the bar and therefore also his work at Mayer Brown are paused until further notice.

Friedrich was a member of the German Bundestag (Federal Parliament) from 1994 to 2009. From 2000 to 2002 he was Chairman and in 1998 to 2000 and 2002 to 2004 Deputy Chairman of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group in the Bundestag, and from 1989 to 1994 - a member of the European Parliament (MEP).

Lenguajes Hablados

  • German
  • English
  • French

Educación

Second State Law Examination (bar exam)
Saarbrücken

Legal Clerkship (Referendariat)
 

First State Law Examination
Düsseldorf

Universities of Bonn and Marburg

Admisiones

Bar

  • Bonn, Germany

Membresías

  • Vice-President of The Economic Council (Wirtschaftsrat der CDU e.V.)
  • Flughafen Köln-Bonn GmbH, Cologne, Chairman of the Supervisory Board
  • WEPA SE, Arnsberg, Chairman of the Supervisory Board
  • German Lawyer’s Association (Deutscher Awaltverein DAV)
  • German-American Lawyer Association (DAJV)
  • Recognized by The Best LawyersTM in Germany 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 for Corporate Law
  • "Frequently recommended lawyer" in the area of Corporate – JUVE Handbook 2017/2018
  • "Recommended Lawyer" in the areas of Corporate and M&A – Legal 500 Germany 2014
  • "Frequently recommended lawyer" in the areas of Corporate and M&A – JUVE Handbook 2013/2014
  • "without a doubt an excellent lawyer" (competitor) – JUVE Handbook 2012/2013
  • "good negotiator" (competitor) – JUVE Handbook 2011/2012
  • "knows how to drive a transaction" (competitor) – JUVE Handbook 2010/2011