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 Private Equity, M&A, Restructuring, Dispute Resolution, Finance, Tax, 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.
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 recent 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 to 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.
In two significant restructuring transactions we represented Strategic Value Partners and Oak Hill Advisors in the complex international financial restructuring of listed Pfleiderer AG as well as C&A Group in the insolvency proceedings and sales process of Netrada Group.
Awards and Recognition
- Named “Private Equity Law Firm of the Year”
— Best Lawyers in Germany 2016
- 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