Bernd Bohr

Phone+44 20 3130 3640

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Practice Areas

  • Africa Banking & Finance
  • Convertible Bonds
  • Corporate Trust & Agency
  • Emerging Markets
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Insurance Life Sciences Mining
  • High Yield Bonds Capital Markets
  • Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) Corporate & Securities
  • Corporate Governance
  • Financial Institutions M&A
Contact InfoTelephone: +44 20 3130 3640
Fax: +44 20 3130 8760
EducationUniversity of Trier, Law School (Juris Doctor, 1999); The University of Chicago, Law School (Master of Laws, 2000)
Admitted2001, New York; 2003, England and Wales; 2004, Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Member of the Committee on Securities Regulation of the New York City Bar Association

Member of the Securities Regulation Committee of the New York State Bar Association

LanguagesGerman; English; French

“Mayer Brown International LLP’s Bernd Bohr is noted for his ‘excellent service, high-quality advice and quick turnaround’, and recently represented the Kingdom of Morocco on sovereign bonds totalling $1.5bn...Clients appreciate the fact that there is ‘no delegation to junior lawyers’.”

Legal 500 UK, 2013

“Mayer Brown International LLP’s ‘highly recommended’ team provides ‘excellent service’. Bernd Bohr has a broad practice covering US, emerging markets and sovereign issues, and recently advised Novartis on its issue of $4bn SEC-registered notes ”

Legal 500 UK, 2014

“Leading Individual.”

Legal 500 UK, 2014 Bernd Bohr is a partner in the Corporate & Securities practice and the Banking & Finance practice of the London/New York office. His practice focuses on securities offerings as well as public and private M&A transactions, but his experience covers a broad range of corporate and capital markets transactions in the US, Europe and Asia as well as providing ongoing advice on securities laws, corporate governance and stock exchange requirements.

Bernd routinely represents both US and foreign clients on SEC-registered capital markets transactions and in connection with their SEC reporting obligations, but he also has extensive experience advising both issuers and underwriters on Reg. S and Rule 144A transactions. In addition, he has advised both buyers and sellers on a variety of public and private M&A transactions. A significant part of his practice involves cross-border transactions and he has advised clients from a broad range of industries, including Life Sciences and Financial Services, in Abu Dhabi, Austria, Brazil, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Morocco, the Netherlands, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, Switzerland, Tunisia, the UK and the US.

Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 2011, Bernd worked in the New York, London and Hong Kong offices of other large international law firms. In addition to his prior law firm experience, he spent almost a year on client secondment in the M&A Group of a large multinational in Switzerland. In addition to his native German, he is fluent in English and conversant in French.

Bernd was recognized as a Rising Star by 2011, 2012 and 2013 New York Super Lawyers - Metro Edition. According to Legal 500 UK 2012, Bernd’s arrival from New York adds extensive experience in US and European debt to Mayer Brown International LLP’s London practice . Legal 500 UK 2013 noted his excellent service, high-quality advice and quick turnaround. He was named a “leading lawyer” by IFLR1000 in 2013 and a Leading Individual in Debt Capital Markets by Legal 500 UK 2014.

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Bernd Bohr

201 Bishopsgate
London EC2M 3AF

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