Matthias Eiden is counsel in the Restructuring Department of our Frankfurt office. His practice concentrates on multinational restructurings as well as insolvency proceedings. Matthias advises companies, management and investors in distressed and crisis situations as well as parties involved in insolvency litigation.
Matthias studied law at the University of Münster. Prior to joining Weil, Matthias worked for the insolvency administration department of an international law firm and spent professional stations in Osaka and London. Matthias is fluent in German, English and French.
Matthias’ experience includes inter alia:
- Advising Corestate Capital Holding S.A., a German real estate developer, on the successful implementation of a restructuring concept, thereby creating the basis for the continuation of the company as a going concern
- Europe’s largest cinema operator, Odeon (part of the AMC Entertainment Group), in relation to the Group’s financial difficulties and the refinancing of its European business
- syncreon Group Holdings B.V., and its affiliates, in its groundbreaking, cross-border balance sheet restructuring involving approximately $1.1 billion of funded debt, including the chapter 15 case of syncreon Automotive (UK) Ltd. syncreon, a leading global logistics services provider, operates across 120 facilities in 19 countries on 6 continents. syncreon’s restructuring is proceeding through an English scheme of arrangement pursuant to the Companies Act 2006 and further involves ancillary processes in the United States and Canada. syncreon’s restructuring was recognized as the 2020 International Company Transaction of the Year by the Turnaround Management Association
- Claire Store’s Inc. and European subsidiaries of Claire’s Accessories, one of the nation’s largest retailers with more than 4,000 owned and franchised locations globally, in its prearranged restructuring efforts related to more than $2 billion in funded debt. The case was recognized as the Chapter 11 Reorganization of the Year ($1B to $10B) by the M&A Advisor
- Westinghouse Electric Company on its European and financing issues concerning its landmark chapter 11 case comprising $9.8bn debt and thus one of the largest chapter 11 cases of the 2017 cycle. The Turnaround Management Association recognized the case as the Mega Company Turnaround of the Year
- China Fishery Group Limited, one of the world’s largest vertically integrated seafood companies, in its chapter 11 and cross-border restructuring of approximately $2 billion in debt
- Doncasters, the aerospace and defence company, in relation to its restructuring
- the Special Administrators of MF Global UK Limited in connection with a number of disputes arising out of the special administration of MF Global UK
- Charterhouse Capital Partners, as sponsor, in the cross-border restructuring of Bartec, a German-based oil and gas related business
- An ad hoc group of lenders in the cross-border restructuring of KCA Deutag, a German-based global drilling and engineering contractor
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German share pledge enforcement: German Federal Supreme Court finally provides clarification on who is entitled to enforce
Blog Post — Weil European Restructuring Watch
Britta Grauke and
— March 15, 2023
Since the beginning of the 21st century and the first big wave of security enforcements in Germany, who holds the entitlement to enforce a share pledge has caused countless disputes between pledgees and insolvency administrators. This issue has now been resolved by a recently released judgment of the German Federal Supreme Court of 27 Oct ...
- German Share Pledge Enforcement: German Federal Supreme Court Finally Provides Clarification on Who Is Entitled to Enforce Alert — By Britta Grauke and Matthias Eiden — PDF — March 15, 2023