Press Release

Kirkland Strengthens German Practice with Hire of Private Equity Partner Volkmar Bruckner

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP is pleased to announce that Volkmar Bruckner has joined the Firm’s Munich office in the Corporate Practice Group. Mr Bruckner focuses his practice on private equity and M&A.   

Volkmar Bruckner joins Kirkland from the Munich office of Weil Gotshal & Manges where the 46-year old has been a partner since 2015. Prior to Weil, he was a partner at Latham & Watkins for eight years. He is admitted to practice both in Germany and in New York.

Mr. Bruckner advises private equity investors, management teams and corporations on complex domestic and cross-border transactions. His particular focus is on leveraged buy-outs, carve-outs and joint ventures.

“The addition of Volkmar Bruckner contributes to our strategy of offering premier transactional services by market-leading teams in all markets in which Kirkland is present,” said Jeffery C. Hammes, Chairman of Kirkland’s Global Management Executive Committee.

Munich Partner Joerg Kirchner added: “Volkmar Bruckner is a highly reputable transactional expert with a longstanding track record. His expertise is a perfect fit for our private equity practice and will foster our platform both in Germany and on a global level.”

About Kirkland & Ellis
Kirkland & Ellis LLP ( is a 1,900-attorney law firm representing global clients in private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions, restructuring and tax, litigation and dispute resolution/arbitration, and intellectual property and technology matters. The Firm has offices in Munich, Chicago, Beijing, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington, D.C. In Germany, Kirkland regularly advises renowned private equity investors, their portfolio companies and funds.