Dr. Matthias Bruse, LL.M.

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Matthias is a founding partner of POELLATH and for many years a very well-known name in the M&A field. He has decades of expertise in transactions with a focus on private equity investments and family-owned businesses. In addition, he is also highly regarded in the market for his corporate law advice, often with regard to succession issues. Furthermore, Matthias is active as arbitrator, in particular with respect to post-M&A disputes. He is frequently listed and recommended in relevant rankings. Clients appreciate his always competent, pleasant and confident manner.


In-house teams and top law firms plan largest IPO since 1996
P+P advised Dermapharm Holding SE on acquisition of Merck subsidiary Allergopharma
February 2020
P+P advises the shareholders of Lekkerland Group on the sale to REWE
May 2019


  • Founding partner POELLATH in 1997
  • Attorney-at-law in Munich since 1984, partner at a major German law firm (1990-1997)
  • Admitted to bar in 1984
  • Studied law in Munich, Bonn (Ph.D. 1985) and Miami (LL.M. 1988)
German, English
“a senior practitioner and excellent transaction lawyer”
Chambers Global
“‘extremely pleasant to work with’ according to sources, who regard him as being ‘very strong in post-M&A cases’.”
Who’s Who Legal Global M&A and Governance
“‘excellent for M&A’ work according to sources, who applaud his adept handling of high-value transactions.”
Who’s Who Legal Germany
“professionally strong, determined, but at the same time solution-oriented and fair”
JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien
“one of the top players in the German M&A market”
Chambers Global
“brilliant mind, always pleasant and poised”
JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien
“well-established name who is admired for his decades of experience advising on M&A matters”
Who’s Who Legal Corporate M&A
Dr. Matthias Bruse, LL.M. (Miami)
Attorney-at-Law (Germany)