Dr. Achim Herfs

Partner Capital Markets
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP


Achim is a ‘very good lawyer‘ and ‘incredibly versatile, a real coup for Kirkland.’ - JUVE

Dr. Achim Herfs is a corporate partner in the Munich office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. Prior to joining Kirkland, he was a partner in the Munich and Frankfurt offices of Hengeler Mueller.

He advises listed companies on capital markets transactions, corporate restructurings and M&A transactions, as well as corporations and their bodies on general capital markets and stock corporation law, including the support of general meetings, and internal investigations. Furthermore, Achim Herfs advises issuers and banks on capital markets transactions, including IPOs, rights offerings, share placements without pre-emptive rights and block trades, as well as the issuance of convertible bonds and high yield bonds.

He is a lecturer for corporate and capital markets law at the University of Augsburg and is frequently published on his area of law in journals and textbooks.

Achim is listed as a leading senior partner for corporate law in the 2019/2020 edition of JUVE Handbook German Commercial Law Firms. He is also honored as “Lawyer of the Year” for capital markets in Germany by Handelsblatt Best Lawyers 2019. IFLR1000 recognizes Achim in its 2020 Financial and Corporate Guide as a highly regarded lawyer for capital markets. In addition, he is listed in WirtschaftsWoche as one of the most renowned lawyers for corporate law and M&A in 2020.

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Admissions & Qualifications

  • 1993Germany
  • 1993New York


  • German
  • English
  • French


  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenDr. jur.1994
  • Cornell Law SchoolLL.M.1992
  • Higher Regional Court of MunichSecond State Examination1991
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenFirst State Examination1988