FRANKFURT, Germany and MUNICH, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP is pleased to announce that Michael Bernhardt, a leading German private equity lawyer, is joining the firm's Frankfurt office as a partner in the Corporate Department. Recognized as a top lawyer for private equity by JUVE and Best Lawyers, Michael Bernhardt has over 15 years of experience. His practice is focused on corporate M&A and Private Equity, representing national and international corporations and sponsors on investments and cross-border transactions and he advises regularly on private equity transactions including public takeovers as well as Public-to-Privates, LBOs and MBOs. "We are delighted that Michael Bernhardt will join the firm," said Scott A. Edelman, Chairman of Milbank. "His addition to the team is another strategic step in expanding our Private Equity and M&A capabilities in Germany and Europe. As we expect private equity to continue to be a particularly active area of M&A in the years ahead, he will play an important role in continuing to position the firm at the forefront of legal advisors to private equity houses with investment interests in Germany and all over Europe." Milbank's Global Head of Corporate Norbert Rieger, added: " Michael Bernhardt's mix of experience fits perfectly with our transactional practice and will help us continue the growth of our private equity offering in Germany."