Dr. Stefan Bressler

Partner, Frankfurt, Hamburg



Stefan is a partner in our Corporate Practice. He advises on M&A transactions and corporate re-organisations as well as on restructuring matters and other transactions in crisis situations, in particular in regulated industry sectors.

During the past years Stefan has advised on numerous matters in the private and public bank and financial services sector and also gained significant experience with transactions within the aviation industry.

Before joining White & Case, Stefan practiced at another major international law firm, both in its Frankfurt and Hamburg offices. In 2015, he was seconded to the corporate/M&A team of a leading global bank in New York.

Bars and Courts
Second State Exam
Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt am Main
Dr jur
Justus-Liebig University Gießen
First State Exam
Justus-Liebig University Gießen
Banking Diploma
Sparkasse Oberhessen


HPS Investment Partners LLC*
HPS Investment Partners LLC on its acquisition of IKB Leasing GmbH from IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG.

Air Berlin PLC & Co. Luftverkehrs KG*
Air Berlin PLC & Co. Luftverkehrs KG on the sale of various business parts in the course of its insolvency proceedings, in particular, to Deutsche Lufthansa AG and easyJet Airline Company PLC.

SEB AG on the sale of its subsidiary SEB Asset Management AG, and its participation in the fund and asset management company SEB Investment GmbH to Savills Investment Management Limited.

HSH Nordbank*
HSH Nordbank AG on its restructuring.

KBC Bank NV*
KBC Bank NV on the sale of its subsidiary KBC Bank Deutschland AG to Teacher Retirement Systems of Texas, Apollo and Grovepoint Capital.

Commerzbank AG, Bayerische Landesbank, HASPA Finanzholding and Sal. Oppenheim jr. & Cie. KGaA*
Commerzbank AG, Bayerische Landesbank, HASPA Finanzholding and Sal. Oppenheim jr. & Cie. KGaA on their sale of almost 90% of their shares in the fund and asset management specialist KGAL GmbH & Co. KG.

EVO Payments International*
EVO Payments International on its acquisition of all shares in Deutsche Card Services GmbH from DB Capital Markets (Deutschland) GmbH.

SEB AB on the sale of the retail banking division of SEB AG to Santander Consumer Bank AG.

BC Partners*
BC Partners on its acquisition of Pharmathen International S.A., Greece from individual owners.

Air Berlin PLC & Co. Luftverkehrs KG*
Air Berlin PLC & Co. Luftverkehrs KG on the carve out of its frequent traveller programme to Topbonus Ltd. and on the subsequent sale of a majority stake in Topbonus Ltd. to Etihad Airport Services.

Market Stabilisation Authority (FMSA)*
Market Stabilisation Authority (FMSA) on the rescue package for Hypo Real Estate Holding AG (HRE) and the establishment of a bad bank.

* Matters prior to working for White & Case.


Distressed M&A Transactions after the reform of the regime of avoidance actions in insolvency proceedings (Distressed M&A-Transaktionen nach der Insolvenzanfechtungsreform), NZG, 2018

Sustainability of Investments in the Financial Industry Sector by Private Equity Investors (Nachhaltigkeitsanforderungen im Rahmen der Beteiligung von Private Equity Investoren an Kredit- und Finanzdienstleistungsinstituten), Sustainability in the Banking Sector. Ed. Bauer/Schuster. Cologne, 2016

Practical questions regarding the shareholder list and the bona fide acquisition of shares after the MoMiG (Praxisfragen der Gesellschafterliste und des gutgläubigen Erwerbs von Geschäftsanteilen nach dem MoMiG), NZG, Page 894, Co-author with Cornelius Götze

Public Private Partnership under the law for banks and regulated markets (Public Private Partnership im Bank- und Börsenrecht durch Beleihung mit einer Anstaltsträgerschaft ), Dissertation, Frankfurt am Main, 2008