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Weil Adds Banking & Finance Partner Dr. Wolfram Distler in Frankfurt

International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP announced today that Dr. Wolfram Distler has joined the Firm as a partner. He is part of Weil’s Banking & Finance practice and is based in the Firm’s Frankfurt office.

“We are very excited to welcome Wolfram to Weil,” said Weil Executive Partner Barry Wolf. “He is widely recognized as one of Germany’s leading finance lawyers and is going to further strengthen our premier Banking & Finance practice, both in Frankfurt and Munich, and globally.”

“Wolfram will be a tremendous addition to our Banking & Finance practice,” said Gerhard Schmidt, Managing Partner of Weil’s German offices. “He has extensive experience advising on corporate financings for both German and international financiers and borrowers and will play a key role in the continued growth of our market-leading global platform.”

Dr. Distler joins Weil from DLA Piper, where he was a partner in the firm’s Finance & Projects practice. He has broad experience in the financing sector and a market-leading position in advising on a wide range of loan financings, including acquisition financings, take-over financings, syndicated corporate loans, energy and infrastructure financings, real estate financings, export financings and tax structured financings. 

Dr. Distler commented: “I am thrilled to be joining Weil’s Banking & Finance practice, which will allow me to enhance my finance practice and work on significant and complex global transactions.”

About Weil’s Banking & Finance Practice

Weil's Banking & Finance practice provides “one-stop shopping” on highly complex financings, offering true international deal execution and local law advice in many of the world’s key financial centers, including Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, New York and Paris. Weil is one of a very select group of firms that have both highly-rated borrower/sponsor and lender/arranger practices. We regularly represent corporate borrowers, private equity sponsors, and financial institutions in connection with leveraged acquisition and recapitalization transactions, investment grade lending, syndicated lending, cash flow lending, asset-based lending, loan restructurings, debtor-in-possession financings and exit financings. We are also recognized as one of the world’s premier leveraged acquisition finance practices, and have an active investment grade practice. We work in tandem with lawyers from our global M&A and Private Equity practices to advise clients on all facets of acquisition and other event-driven financings. We also work closely with our preeminent bankruptcy & restructuring practice to develop unparalleled skills in restructuring and debtor-in-possession and exit financings, as well as to analyze insolvency and collateral risks on new money transactions. Our practice and its lawyers are consistently recognized as market leaders by Chambers & Partners, IFLR1000 and Legal 500.

About Weil in Germany

Weil’s German offices, based in Frankfurt and Munich, work together closely to provide seamless support to domestic and international clients, handling both sophisticated cross-border transactions and multi-jurisdictional disputes with a focus on Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions, Restructuring, Dispute Resolution, Finance, Tax, Antitrust and Employment. The offices’ remarkably diverse client base is engaged in a variety of industries and includes some of the world’s leading financial institutions and major international corporations.

About Weil

Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 80 years. With approximately 1,100 lawyers in offices on three continents, Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that has allowed the Firm to partner with clients wherever they do business. The Firm's four departments, Corporate, Litigation, Business Finance & Restructuring, and Tax, Executive Compensation & Benefits, and more than two dozen practice groups are consistently recognized as leaders in their respective fields.


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