Dr. Michael Bartosch

Baker McKenzie Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern


Dr. Michael Bartosch is a Corporate / M&A partner in Baker McKenzie’s Munich office. He has more than ten years of experience assisting clients in cross-border and domestic M&A, Private Equity and Venture Capital transactions. Michael is ranked by Legal 500 and JUVE as recommended lawyer in his areas of practice. Michael joined Baker McKenzie in 2006. In 2010 he worked in the Firm's Chicago office.

Practice Focus

Michael routinely advises clients on all types of M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions, as well as on domestic and cross-border corporate reorganizations, joint ventures and corporate law matters.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised TA Associates on the acquisition of IGEL Technology Group. 

  • Advised BITZER on a joint venture with automation expert Wurm.

  • Advised B.C. Jindal Group on the acquisition of Treofan Group, a former Celanese subsidiary from Italian private equity investor M&C S.p.A.

  • Advised Cleverciti Systems on the growth capital financing by a syndicate including ENBW Ventures and The Westly Group.

  • Advised Johnson Controls on the spin-off of its automotive seating business to Adient.

  • Advised Ashland Inc. on a joint venture with Süd-Chemie AG.

  • Advised Mahle GmbH on the acquisition of a participation in Behr GmbH & Co. KG.

  • Advised Archer Daniels Midland on the acquisition of Schokinag Group.

  • Advised a DAX 30 company on the sale of a worldwide business unit.

  • Advised a DAX 30 company on a compliance audit of a substantial business unit.

  • Advised a major US pharmaceutical company on a post-acquisition integration of a global business unit.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • German Bar Association - Member


  • Germany (2005)


  • University of Constance (Dr. jur) (2010)
  • Higher Regional Court of Mainz (Second State Exam) (2004)
  • University of Constance (First State Exam) (2000)


  • English
  • German

Previous Offices

  • Chicago