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Shearman & Sterling LLP

BOCKENHEIMER LANDSTRAßE 2-4, 60306 FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY
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Germany: Banking and finance

Lending and borrowing
Lending and borrowing - ranked: tier 3

Shearman & Sterling LLP

With a focus on the German mid-cap market and in close co-operation with its colleagues form the firm’s global network, Shearman & Sterling LLP acts for borrowers and lenders in LBO transactions, unitranche and super-senior financings alongside corporate finance. Together with its corporate practice, Esther Jansen, who jointly heads the team with Winfried Carli, advised Allianz Deutschland on financing law matters concerning the sale of its majority stake in Oldenburgische Landesbank to Bremer Kreditbank, and assisted Citic Capital China Partners III, a buyout fund managed by Citic Capital, with matters pertaining to the financing structure of a co-investment with 3i Group in the company Formel D. In other highlights, Carli advised capiton on the financing of the acquisition of Magix Software, acted for Cathay Capital on the financing of the acquisition of the automotive supplier E.Winkemann from Equistone Partners Europe, and assisted Crescent Capital with the unitranche refinancing of 3B Scientific Group, a global manufacturer of medical and scientific teaching tools. The last-mentioned mandate was co-led by Matthias Weissinger, who made partner at the end of 2017; in another highlight, he acted for Commerzbank as arranger in the refinancing of the Huber Packaging Group.

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Germany: Corporate and M&A

M&A: mid-sized deals (sub-€500m)
M&A: mid-sized deals (sub-€500m) - ranked: tier 6

Shearman & Sterling LLP

At Shearman & Sterling LLP, Frankfurt-based Alfred Kossmann and ‘very good’ adviser Thomas König are involved in handling transactions. The latter leads the practice group, which is mainly active in cross-border transactions. At a national level, the group assisted Allianz with the sale of its 90% majority stake in Oldenburgische Landesbank to Bremer Kreditbank. Andreas Löhdefink joined Gleiss Lutz.

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Germany: Restructuring and insolvency

Restructuring
Restructuring - ranked: tier 5

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP’s ‘always commendable’ restructuring team is characterised by ‘an excellent level of service’ resulting from the ‘untiring dedication and fast turnaround times’ of the team members. Matthias Weissinger made partner at the beginning of 2018, becoming practice head at the same time. Winfried Carli is also recognised for his ‘excellent communication, negotiation skills and expertise’. Both acted for the airline Etihad, as shareholder, in the ongoing insolvency proceedings of Air Berlin. Other clients include banks and industrial groups on both the creditor and debtor side.

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