Our Munich office was founded in 2004 as a response to the business interests and growing demands of our German clients
"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
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
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
MorphoSys AG on the acquisition of Sloning BioTechnology GmbH
International logistics service provider IFCO SYSTEMS N.V. on the voluntary public takeover offer by Brambles Investment Limited to the minority shareholders of IFCO SYSTEMS
Lehman Brothers and General Motors in Chapter 11 proceedings as part of the global Weil team
Listed Czech power utility ČEZ on the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Mitteldeutsche Braunkohlegesellschaft mbH (Mibrag) from US companies URS Corporation and NRG Energy Inc. jointly with Czech financial investor J&T Group
Leading German commercial real estate company DIC Group on the acquisition of several properties and real estate portfolios
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, characterized the Munich office as a "top level, very focused transaction practice".