Dr Michael Krömker, MBA (Mannheim/Tongji)

Dr Michael Krömker, MBA (Mannheim/Tongji)

Dr Michael Krömker, MBA (Mannheim/Tongji)


T +49 211 5660 25025

Master in Business Administration
Industries Energy , Mobility & Logistics , China

Areas of Practice

Michael Krömker has a wealth of experience in advising on complex national and cross-border M&A transactions as well as the management of major projects. He focusses above all on the sectors Energy & Infrastructure, Automotive & Industrial and Food & Beverages.


Michael Krömker studied law in Trier and Cologne and spent his legal clerkship in Cologne and New York. In 2002, he received his doctoral degree in law in Cologne. He started his legal career in 2003 and worked since then in M&A at the international law firms Linklaters and Baker & McKenzie. From 2011 to 2012, he completed an Executive MBA with a Chinese-European focus at Mannheim Business School in Germany and at Tongji University in Shanghai. Michael Krömker joined Luther as a partner in August 2014.

Michael Krömker regularly publishes articles on M&A issues in in the legal and business press and is a lecturer on M&A at the post-graduate M&A studies of University Münster. Michael Krömker is considered as an expert for cross-border M&A deals as well as Energy related transactions (Legal 500 Deutschland) and is a regularly recommended M&A lawyer (JUVE).

Honors and Distinctions
  • The Legal 500 Germany (2020): Mentioned in the Industry Focus - Energy
  • JUVE Guide (2019/2020): Mentioned under frequently recommended in "M&A" ("good commercial understanding", client)
  • JUVE Guide (2018/2019): Mention under frequently recommended in the section "M&A" and is a regularly recommended M&A lawyer with "sound commercial understanding"
  • The Legal 500 (2018): Recommendation in "Industry Focus Energy" (Regulatory Advice)
  • The Legal 500 (2018): Recommendation in the category "Corporate law and M&A - M&A - international medium-sized deals (EUR 100m - 500m)"
  • The Legal 500 (since 2016): Germany: Listed in "M&A: international mid-sized deals €100m-€500m)

  • Advice to a Central-Eastern-European Railway Group on a long-term cross-border infrastracture project
  • Advice to Avacon on a coorperation with Salzgitter and Linde with respect to CO2-neutral steel production
  • Advice to MEAG (Munich Re's Asset Manager) on its investment into STEAG's district heating grid
  • Advice to the Dutch Eneco group on its participation in the green energy provider Lichtblick and a digitization platform
  • Advice to Open Grid Europe on its acquisition of Statoil’s gas network jordgas
  • Advice to Deutsche Telekom on its long-term tender of its entire German Facility Management portfolio
  • Advice to the real estate developer VGP on a joint venture with Allianz Real Estate
  • Advice to a leading power supplier on joint ventures in Turkey and Brazil
  • Advice to an Indian conglomerate on the takeover of a TecDAX-listed renewable energy company
  • Advice to a Dutch meat producer on the sale of its Convenience Retail Business and the sale of its Ingredients Business
  • Advice to a Chinese SOE on the acquisition of a turbine producer from a DAX group
  • Advice to a Chinese SOE on the acquisition of an automotive supplier from a DAX group