Firm Profile > Shearman & Sterling LLP > Frankfurt, Germany
Shearman & Sterling LLP Offices
Bockenheimer Landstrasse 2-4
60306 Frankfurt am Main
Shearman & Sterling LLP > The Legal 500 Rankings
Lending and borrowing Tier 3
Shearman & Sterling LLP's strength lies in mid-cap LBO financing, including traditional bank finance and unitranche financing, and expanded its client portfolio with several debt funds and private equity firms. The team is jointly led by Winfried Carli and Esther Jansen and works in close conjunction with finance colleagues from the firm's global network.
Winfried Carli; Esther Jansen
‘The team is composed of experienced partners and follows a pragmatic and constructive advice approach.‘
‘Strong in unitranche structures.‘
Ares Management Limited
IK Investment Partners
Equistone Partners Europe Limited
Muzinich & Co.
Ardian Private Debt
HF Private Debt
BNP Paribas S.A.
International Chemical Investors S.E.
Bank of America
EMERAM Capital Partners
Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (SEB)
Restructuring Tier 4
The practice at Shearman & Sterling LLP focuses on restructurings, which frequently contain cross-border elements, financial restructurings, such as debt equity swaps and bridge financings, and distressed M&A, including the sale and acquisition of insolvency-related assets. In the contentious space, the team handles insolvency-related disputes pertaining to liability and rescission claims, including shareholder and director's liability. The team's client base is equally broad and includes national and international financial institutions, debt funds, investors and companies, which retain the practice led by Matthias Weissinger to advise on debt restructurings, extrajudicial reorganisations and insolvency proceedings. Significant sectors include automotive, aviation and finance.
‘Shearman & Sterling LLP work very accurately, time-critical and advise comprehensively. The team is always problemsolving-oriented, focused and evaluating. The practice has a very good market- and sector-overview.’
‘Matthias Weissinger is always available. He possesses a lot of experience and expertise in the areas of rehabilitation and restructuring. He is solution- and consent-oriented, has great negotiating powers and knows several intertwining areas of law and jurisdictions very well. He is also quick at implementing.’
Etihad Aviation Group
The M&A practice at Shearman & Sterling LLP advises large, often listed national and international corporations on cross-border transactions, which can be particularly well coordinated due to the firm's global integration. The team also has cross-practice expertise in capital markets law. Alfred Kossmann increasingly acts in private equity matters and Thomas König heads the practice.
Other key lawyers:
International Chemical Investors
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
P.H. Glatfelter Company
Warner Music Group
Shearman & Sterling LLP > Firm Profile
Shearman & Sterling is one of the leading international law firms with 23 offices in 14 countries and more than 850 attorneys worldwide. From the German office located in Frankfurt, the firm provides clients with exceptional legal advice and in-depth commercial understanding on all business and finance law aspects. Clients are leading German and international corporations and financial institutions, private equity investors, global investment banks and privately-owned businesses.
Shearman & Sterling in Germany
For more than two decades, Shearman & Sterling has been among the leading law firms in Germany.
Strategically positioned in Frankfurt, the country’s financial center, we provide comprehensive legal advice and client service across practice groups in key areas such as Corporate/M&A and Private Equity, Finance, Regulatory, Antitrust, Tax, Compliance and International Arbitration/Litigation.
Our German team is part of a globally integrated platform which offers multi-jurisdictional and multi-disciplinary advice ensuring an active exchange of knowledge and experience for the benefit of our clients.
Our clients include German DAX companies, international corporates, private and listed companies, financial institutions, private equity sponsors, sovereign wealth funds and family offices.
We take a hands-on approach delivering a high level of partner attention and mobilize resources 24/7 to address our clients’ needs on all matters.
|Antitrust||Dr. Mathias Stöcker|
|International Arbitration||Dr. Marc Jacob|
|Banking and Finance||Dr. Esther Jansen|
|Banking and Finance||Winfried M Carli|
|Compliance||Dr. Alfred Kossmann|
|Corporate||Dr. Thomas König|
|Corporate||Dr. Alfred Kossmann|
|Corporate||Georg F. Thoma|
|Corporate||Dr. Aliresa Fatemi|
|Mergers & Acquisitions||Dr. Thomas König|
|Mergers & Acquisitions||Dr. Alfred Kossmann|
|Mergers & Acquisitions||Georg F. Thoma|
|Mergers & Acquisitions||Annette Petow|
|Mergers & Acquisitions||Dr. Aliresa Fatemi|
|Private Equity||Dr. Thomas König|
|Private Equity||Dr. Alfred Kossmann|
|Private Equity||Dr. Aliresa Fatemi|
|Financial Restructuring & Insolvency||Dr. Esther Jansen|
|Financial Restructuring & Insolvency||Winfried M. Carli|
|Financial Restructuring & Insolvency||Dr. Matthias Weissinger|