VOLKER KULLMANN focuses on private equity (leveraged buy-out), 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.
Volker is ranked in the 2022 editions of Chambers Global and Chambers Europe for Corp/M&A: Mid-Market (Germany). In previous editions, he is described by clients as “a very gifted corporate lawyer,” “extremely intelligent,” and “always one step ahead,” (Chambers Europe 2020), “he knows the details well, he can be pragmatic and he has an extremely good amount of experience. He always does a great job.” (Chambers Europe 2019). IFLR1000 recommends Volker as a “Leading Lawyer” for Corporate/M&A and Private Equity. In the 2021/2022 edition of the JUVE Handbook, Volker was recognized as “Frequently Recommended” for Private Equity Transactions (Mid-Cap). Handelsblatt Best Lawyers 2022 named Volker “Lawyer of the Year” in Private Equity Law, as well as “Best Lawyer” in Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, and Mergers and Acquisitions Law. Volker has also 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.