Private equity specialist Dr. Nils Koffka joins Allen & Overy
Hamburg — Dr. Nils Koffka (55, photo) joins Allen & Overy ’s Hamburg office to head the German private equity practice. The 55-year-old has spent his entire professional career at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, and has been a partner since 1997.
He is one of the leading lawyers for advising on billion-dollar private equity transactions: With the move of Dr. Nils Koffka to Allen & Overy LLP, the law firm continues to catch up with the market leaders in Germany. Nils Koffka joins the firm’s Hamburg office as a partner. Previously, he worked for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, whose private equity practice he played a key role in shaping over the years. Most recently, Nils Koffka confirmed his reputation in the field of large cap transactions by assisting BC Partners, which he has been leading for years, in connection with the acquisition of CeramTec (€2.6 billion) from Cinven. Other well-known names on his mandate list are Apollo or RHI.
The exact start date at Allen & Overy has not yet been determined.