VOLKER KULLMANN focuses on private equity (leveraged buy-out) and M&A transactions and corporate finance. He represented Ardian, Bridgepoint, Gilde Buy Out Partners, Intermediate Capital Group, Rodenstock group, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and many other clients in complex national and international transactions.
Chambers Global, Chambers Europe and IFLR1000 recommend Volker as a Leading Lawyer for Corporate/M&A and Private Equity. In Chambers Europe 2019, sources state that “he knows the details well, he can be pragmatic and he has an extremely good amount of experience. He always does a great job,” whilst the 2018 edition identifies Volker as a “prominent figure in the mid-cap sector.” “Clients attest that he is ‘commercially strong, especially at supporting you in negotiations.’” In the 2019/2020 edition of the JUVE Handbook, Volker was recognized as “Frequently Recommended” for Private Equity Transactions (Mid-Cap). He has been listed among the “best lawyers” for Banking and Finance, Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity Law in Germany by Handelsblatt Best Lawyers 2020. Most recently, Volker has been included in Wirtschaftswoche’s annual list of ‘Most Renowned M&A Lawyers.’
Prior to joining Sidley in 2017, Volker was a partner in another international law firm.
He is fluent in German, English and French.
Admissions & Certifications
- Germany – Rechtsanwalt
- Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Law Degree, 1993 (Supplemental qualification in Anglo-American Law)
- Dresdner Bank AG Baden-Baden, Banking Diploma, 1987