Dr. David Huthmacher

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP


Good lawyer, precise economic analysis, fast.” - JUVE

Dr. David Huthmacher is a corporate partner in the Munich office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP.

He focuses on all aspects of German business and corporate law and advises corporate clients, private equity and venture capital funds and other financial investors on national and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions as well as public takeovers and corporate reorganizations. 

In the 2023/2024 edition of JUVE Handbook German Commercial Law Firms, David is listed as a frequently recommended lawyer for private equity. He is also listed among the “Best Lawyers” 2023 for M&A in Germany by Handelsblatt Best Lawyers.

David is a lecturer for capital markets law at the University of Passau.


Thought Leadership


Chapter on Germany, International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG) – Private Equity, 7th ed. 2021, p. 80 ff.

The intention of capital increase according to §27a sec. 1 sent. 1 no. 2 of the German Security Trading Act in the context of public takeovers, Die Aktiengesellschaft (AG), 2015, p. 560 ff. (co-author with Dr. Benjamin Leyendecker)

Duties and liability of Supervisory Board members. At the same time an examination on the internal liability of the Supervisory Board as a collegial body, University of Cologne, doctoral thesis, Duncker & Humblot, 2014

Advanced educational training measures of Supervisory Board members by the company, Die Aktiengesellschaft (AG), 2013, p. R 246 (co-author with Dr. Benjamin Leyendecker)

Cost coverage for educational training measures of Supervisory Board members, Neue Zeitschrift für Gesellschaftsrecht (NZG), 2012, p. 1415 ff. (co-author with Dr. Benjamin Leyendecker)


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2015Germany


  • German
  • English
  • French


  • Higher Regional Court of DusseldorfSecond State Examination2014
  • University of CologneDr. jur.2013
  • University of BonnFirst State Examination2010