Dr. Max Kirchner is a partner in the Corporate Department and a member of the Capital Markets and Finance Group. His practice focuses on the representation of private equity sponsors, multi-national companies, investment banks and investment funds in capital markets and leveraged finance transactions. He regularly works on the most complex high-yield bond offerings, IPOs, restructurings and acquisition financings by companies around the world across a broad array of industries. Max also has deep experience with non-traditional equity transactions, including debt-like preferred equity as third party financing, equity kickers and co-investments for private credit investors and debt for equity swaps involving troubled companies.
Max is leading the Firm’s European high-yield team and is consistently recognized in both Chambers and Legal 500. Clients note that he is "commercial, dedicated, client-focused and constructive" and that he "stands out as a top-class lawyer; he has a deep understanding of the market, outstanding technical skills, and he provides invaluable strategic advice to ensure clients obtain the best possible outcome."
Max has been recognized by Financial News in its list of "Rising Stars in Legal Services," which awards lawyers who are playing crucial roles in the evolution of the European capital markets.
Prior to joining Proskauer in London, he practiced in New York at a leading U.S. law firm, working, among others, on the largest leveraged buy-out globally.