Located in Germany's finance and commerce capital, the Frankfurt office was founded in 2000 and has become one of Germany's leading transaction practices
Approximately 30 lawyers are resident in our Frankfurt office
"One of Germany's most dynamic firms at present, Weil, Gotshal & Manges has positioned itself with overwhelming success as the choice firm for buyers and investors" says European Legal 500
Consistently ranked by Chambers and Partners as a leading firm in Restructuring, Private Equity and Corporate/M&A
"A respected firm for litigation" says JUVE. The German practice is "impressive" and clients "praise the firm's experience in litigious matters."
The Frankfurt and Munich offices work together closely to provide seamless support to domestic and international clients, handling both sophisticated cross-border transactions and multi-jurisdictional disputes. The German practice focuses in particular on Restructuring/Distressed M&A, Private Equity, M&A, Dispute Resolution, Finance, Tax, Real Estate, Antitrust and Employment. Our remarkably diverse client base is engaged in various industries and includes some of the world's leading financial institutions as well as many major international corporations.
Recent high-profile transactions include advising
Grohe AG, the leading premium brand for sanitary fittings, on the voluntary public takeover offer of its wholly owned subsidiary Grohe Asia AG to the shareholders of Joyou AG
Atos Origin S.A., the French IT services group, on its EUR 850 million takeover of Siemens IT Solutions and Services
Lone Star on the takeover of German mortgage bank Düsseldorfer Hypothekenbank AG
Group of alternative investors (Strategic Value Partners, Oak Hill Advisors, TPG Opportunities Partners) on the complex international financial restructuring of listed Pfleiderer AG
(WKO) Wilhelm Karmann GmbH & Co. KG on the structuring, negotiations and implementation of the restructuring transactions of insolvent automotive supplier Wilhelm Karmann GmbH with Volkswagen and Valmet
The Gores Group on the sale of electronic component manufacturer Vincotech Holdings to Mitsubishi Electric
Cerberus as selling shareholder in the IPO of leading international outdoor advertising provider Ströer Out-of-Home Media AG
Lehman Brothers and General Motors in Chapter 11 proceedings as part of the global Weil team
Trusts advised by J.C. Flowers & Co. LLC in the successful negotiations on the restructuring of their investments in HSH Nordbank AG
Change Capital Partners on the acquisition of all shares in Hallhuber GmbH from listed Italian fashion group Stefanel
Achievements, Community Service and Pro Bono
The German offices have positioned themselves as one of the premier practices in the country, in particular for restructuring/distressed M&A and private equity transactions, in a very short period of time. JUVE, Germany's leading legal publication, attributes the Firm's notable accomplishments to the management of the German offices, the partners in those offices and the Firm's international network, said to be "one of the most successful at importing and exporting client relationships".