Dr Michael J Ulmer is a partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. His practice focuses on domestic and international private and public M&A transactions, joint ventures, general corporate advice and private equity transactions.

His work extends to a broad range of industries and clients, including leading German corporates, Mittelstand companies, and domestic and international financial and strategic investors. He has vast experience in assisting clients from the Middle East with outbound investments.

Mr Ulmer is widely published. Amongst others, he is the author of the quarterly released Cleary Gottlieb M&A Telegram and co-author of the Cleary Gottlieb publication ‘Public Bids and Squeeze-Outs in Germany, a Statistical Survey (2002-2016)’.

JUVE, the leading publication on German law firms, distinguishes Mr Ulmer as an ‘M&A Heavyweight’ and frequently recommended lawyer for M&A and corporate, and Chambers Europe recommends him as a notable practitioner for Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability and describes him as ‘really good at finding and labeling risks and knows how to translate the legal aspects into business language’.

Mr Ulmer joined Cleary Gottlieb as a partner in 2016. He started his career at Hengeler Mueller and joined Allen & Overy as a partner in 2006.