The German offices have positioned themselves as one of the premier practices in the country, in particular for Private Equity and M&A transactions as well as for Restructuring.
The Frankfurt and Munich offices have been advising clients on a number of high-profile transactions over the past few years. For example, we advised TPG Capital and DLJ Merchant Banking Funds on the sale of a majority interest in Grohe Group LIXIL and Development Bank of Japan, the largest direct Japanese investment in Germany to date. We also recently advised Lone Star funds on the sale of Corealcredit Bank AG to Aareal Bank AG, Eli Lilly on the acquisition of the animal health division of Novartis and Lohmann Animal Health Group, the lenders in the financing of the acquisition of Scout24 Group by Hellman & Friedman and the lenders in the financing of the acquisition of Flint Group.
Awards and Recognition
- Named a “Leading” Firm in Corporate/M&A, Restructuring/Insolvency and Tax — Chambers Global
- Weil named European M&A Tax Firm of the Year
— International Tax Review’s European Tax Awards 2013
- Weil’s Gerhard Schmidt Nominated for The Chambers 100 Germany