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Justus is Head of our private equity practice in Germany and a partner in the Global Corporate Group, based in the Munich office. He is a member of the Firm's global Executive Committee.

He is a leading private equity and M&A practitioner in Germany and has more than 18 years of experience related to all types of private equity & venture capital transactions and a full range of national and cross-border M&A transactions.


  • University of Munich, Germany, 1998, Ph.D., Law
  • Munich, Germany, 1997, Second State Exam (Bar exam equivalent)
  • Munich, Germany, 1994, First State Exam (J.D. equivalent)
  • University of Munich, Germany, 1991, Study of Law
  • University of Freiburg, Germany, 1989, Study of Law

  • Germany

  • German
  • English

Awards & Recognition

  • Justus Binder received recognition for Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Private Equity Law and Venture Capital Law. Justus has been recognised for the tenth time in a row. Best Lawyers Germany 2019
  • Selected continuously as Best Lawyer Germany (corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital)
  • Continuously ranked by Chambers Europe (private equity: venture capital - Germany) 
  • Recommended by JUVE Handbook German Commercial Law Firms as one of the leading private equity / venture capital lawyers in Germany 
  • Continuously ranked 2nd tier by JUVE Handbook German Commercial Law Firms (private equity / venture capital) and recognized as a lawyer with “good private equity and restructuring expertise” as well as a lawyer with “high competency, especially in connection with cross-border matters” by clients and competitors
  • JUVE Handbook for German Commercial Law Firms 2017/2018: Justus has been recommended as one of the top lawyers in Munich and recognized beyond "Recommended lawyer in M&A" as well as "Leading name in Private Equity/Venture Capital"