Markus E. Krüger

  • Partner
  • Die Welle
  • Reuterweg 20
  • 60323 Frankfurt am Main
  • Germany
  • T +49.69.6062.6641


Dr. Markus Krüger is a partner in the Corporate Department of the Frankfurt office and a core member of the Financial Institutions Industry Group. He joined the firm in November 2006 from another major international law firm. Mr. Krüger specializes in complex mergers and acquisitions, with a particular focus on private equity transactions and transactions in the financial industry. He also frequently advises clients in corporate restructurings and general corporate law matters and has significant expertise with bank regulatory and restructuring matters.

Mr. Krüger is a recommended lawyer for Banking and Regulatory by JUVE 2016/2017. According to The Legal 500 Germany 2017, Mr. Krüger has “deep industry knowledge in the banking regulatory arena.” Competitors describe him as “very pleasant in transactions.” (JUVE 2015/2016)


Mr. Krüger’s experience includes advising:

  • Apollo on the acquisition of a significant participating interest in KBC Bank Deutschland AG
  • Bankhaus Lampe/Oetker Group on the contemplated acquisition of a European bank and on the cooperation with KBR Finance as US broker dealer
  • Berenberg Bank and Bankhaus Lampe on the sale of their shares in Universal-Investment
  • Bundesverband deutscher Banken and its deposit protection scheme on the sale of Düsseldorfer Hypothekenbank AG and on the acquisition and restructuring of Bankhaus Wölbern & Co. (AG & Co. KG)
  • Carlyle on the acquisition of Dupont Performance Coatings
  • Deutsche Bank AG on the sale of its card acceptance service provider Deutsche Card Services GmbH to EVO Germany GmbH & Co. KG, a subsidiary of EVO Payments International, LLC
  • Fresenius on the disposals of EUFETS AG, Pharmaplan GmbH and Pharmatec GmbH
  • GE Capital on the merger of Diskont and Kredit AG into Heller Bank AG (now: GE Capital Bank AG)
  • Goldman Sachs on its role as financial advisor in the acquisition of Kabel Baden-Württemberg
  • H.I.G. on the acquisition of walter services Group
  • Nordic Capital on the intended acquisition of a global hydraulic business
  • One Equity Partners on the acquisition of SAS Group and subsequent restructuring
  • Ventizz (now: Vorndran Mannheims Capital) on the acquisition of conlinet and vitronet Group and on the joint venture between vitronet Group and Stadtwerke Bochum

Thought Leadership

  • ECB Seeks EU Banking M&A With New Supervisory Guide -  September 01, 2020
  • MiFID Refit — Commission Consults on Review of MiFID II Framework -  February 27, 2020
  • AMF Proposals to Revive the Research Industry in France -  February 19, 2020
  • BaFin Publishes Statement on ICO and Token Regulation -  February 27, 2018
  • European Central Bank Publishes Guidance on Leveraged Transactions -  May 19, 2017
  • US-Style Leveraged Lending Guidance Comes to Europe -  December 19, 2016
  • The EU’s Banking Union Proposals, Consolidating the European Regulatory Supervision of Credit Institutions -  November 07, 2012
  • EU Commission Proposes Crisis Management Directive -  July 23, 2012
“Expert knowledge in bank regulatory law," “excellent economic understanding," "his advice is precise, well-balanced and accurate.”The Legal 500 Germany 2014
Bar Qualification
  • New York
  • Rechtsanwalt (Germany)
  • Dr. jur., University of Constance, 2005
  • LL.M., New York University School of Law, 2000
  • Second German State Exam, Higher Regional Court, Munich, 1999
  • First German State Exam, University of Passau, 1997
  • Financial Institutions
  • Fintech
  • German
  • English
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Emerging Companies
  • Banking
  • Private Equity
  • Financial Regulatory