Bernd R. Mayer

Bernd R. Mayer

Partner, Corporate Governance; Cross-Border Investigations; Litigation
Dr. Bernd R. Mayer leads Skadden’s German offices and serves as the head of the firm’s German corporate governance practice. He has substantial experience in advising and assisting management and supervisory boards in corporate governance, internal investigations and regulatory matters.


Mr. Mayer has handled accounting and tax fraud matters for financial institutions, advised on the implementation of corporate compliance programs, provided training of management and employees, conducted internal cross-border investigations and provided related corporate governance advice.

As a member of the firm’s corporate investigations practice, Dr. Mayer has assisted clients with cross-border investigations in, among others, Angola, Austria, Brazil, Columbia, Egypt, Germany, Guatemala, India, Israel, Lebanon, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Spain and Switzerland. He is familiar with best practices relating to forensic investigations.

Dr. Mayer is listed as a top lawyer for corporate law and compliance in JUVE Wirtschaftskanzleien, Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, IFLR1000, WirtschaftsWoche, Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal and Global Investigations Review’s GIR 30.



  • Dr. jur., Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, 1994
  • University of Tübingen, Germany, 1990
  • University of Tokyo, 1990-1993


  • Munich


  • Member, International Bar Association


  • German
  • English
  • Dutch

Bernd R. Mayer

Partner, Corporate Governance; Cross-Border Investigations; Litigation