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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Taunus­an­lage 1 (Skyper), 60329 Frankfurt/Main
Phone: +49–69‑2 16 59–600 | Cont­act: Prof Dr Gerhard Schmidt ·


With around 1,100 lawy­ers in 16 offices world­wide, Weil ranks among the world’s leading inter­na­tio­nal law firms. Since their opening in 2000 and 2004, respec­tively, the German offices in Frankfurt/Main and Munich have succee­ded in buil­ding a first-class tran­sac­tion prac­tice, in parti­cu­lar in the field of private equity. The firm’s most recent high-profile tran­sac­tions include advi­sing Lone Star Funds on the sale of MBCC Group to Sika; TES in its joint venture with OGE for the deve­lo­p­ment of CO2 infra­struc­ture; e‑commerce aggre­ga­tor Elevate Brands on its acqui­si­tion by SellerX; Genstar Capital/Arrowhead Engi­nee­red Products on the acqui­si­tion of Bihr NV; Apax port­fo­lio company Dstny Group on the acqui­si­tion of easy­bell GmbH; TCV on its invest­ments in Celo­nis, Flix, Trade Repu­blic and Mambu GmbH; Advent on the acqui­si­tion of a 30% stake in Aareon AG.


Our German offices advise leading private equity inves­tors on tradi­tio­nal, distres­sed and growth tran­sac­tions as well as secon­dary buy-outs, add-ons and taking priva­tes. In addi­tion, our firm is retai­ned by spon­sors and port­fo­lio compa­nies in restruc­tu­ring cases. Legal coun­seling services rende­red also include advice on tax struc­tu­ring, corpo­rate issues, acqui­si­tion finance and merger control. As most of the tran­sac­tions are cross-border and involve other juris­dic­tions, our German offices work closely with the global Weil network to provide tailor-made services on a seam­less basis.


Prof Dr Gerhard Schmidt · Britta Grauke
1931 in New York
Team size
35 lawyers in Frankfurt/Main · 25 lawyers in Munich

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