Firm Profile > Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP > Frankfurt, Germany

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
AN DER WELLE 4
60322 FRANKFURT AM MAIN
Germany

Private equity > Transactions Tier 3

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP advises private equity firms, portfolio companies and other investors on both seller and buyer side. The team is experienced in the regulated industries and mainly acts in the mid-cap space.  Georg Linde, who is also well versed in corporate law, heads the practice in which Axel Wahl and Markus Lauer are additional key contacts; the latter joined the team from Herbert Smith Freehills LLP in March 2020. Additionally, the practice welcomed Kamyar Abrar from Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in July 2020.

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Key clients

3i Group plc

Ardian Private Equity

BBS Automation

Blantyre Capital

Capital 300

Castik Capital

Constantia Flexibles

CVC Capital Partners

DexKo Global Inc.

EQT

Genstar Capital

GoldenTree Asset Management

Grillo-Werke AG

In Mind Cloud Global GmbH

Insight Partners

ITT Inc.

Masterplan

Maxburg Beteiligungen III GmbH & Co. KG

PAI Partners

Palamon Capital Partners

Railpool

Sensovation AG

TA Associates

tbg Technologie-Beteiligungs-Gesellschaft mbH

The Ambassador Theatre Group

The Sterling Group

Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller

Wendel

Yazaki Europe Ltd.

Banking and finance > Lending and borrowing Tier 6

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP is best known for advising private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies on LBOs and other acquisitions, but the team also assists lenders and borrowers with corporate and project finance. Practice head Jan Wilms handles both segments. In August 2019, his team was further strengthened with the arrival of Ralf Defren, previously at Hengeler Mueller, who has however moved on to Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP at the end of 2020.

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Key clients

Ardian

BBS Automation GmbH

Blantyre Capital

CVC Capital Partners

EQT

Hudson’s Bay Company

Corporate and M&A > M&A: mid-sized deals (sub-€500m) Tier 6

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP's M&A team has a strong focus on advising financial investors and private equity companies on transactions in Germany and abroad. In Frankfurt, Georg Linde heads the group with a specialisation in IT, telecoms and energy. Markus Lauer joined the team from Herbert Smith Freehills LLP at the end of 2019.

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Key clients

3i Group plc

BBS Automation

Blantyre Capital

Capital 300

Castik Capital

Constantia Flexibles

CVC Capital Partners

DexKo Global Inc.

EQT

Genstar Capital

GoldenTree Asset Management

Grillo-Werke AG

In Mind Cloud Global GmbH

Insight Partners

ITT Inc.

Masterplan

Maxburg Beteiligungen III GmbH & Co. KG

PAI Partners

Palamon Capital Partners

Railpool

Sensovation AG

TA Associates

tbg Technologie-Beteiligungs-Gesellschaft mbH

The Ambassador Theatre Group

The Sterling Group

Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller

Wendel

Yazaki Europe Ltd.

Germany > Employment

McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP strengthened its employment law team at the Frankfurt and Munich offices with the arrivals of Christian Rolf from Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP and Philipp Schäuble, previously counsel at Pusch Wahlig Worklplace Law, in autumn 2019. Both handle the full range of individual and collective employment law with particular emphasis on the latter. Based on this, practice head Volker Teigelkötter assists his clients with restructurings and reorganisations as well as with negotiations and disputes with works councils and trade unions. Matters pertaining to employee leasing, data protection and remuneration systems are also part of its workload.

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Testimonials

' Very experienced, well-coordinated team. Very short response times, absolutely professional and pleasant cooperation. '

'' Technical expertise – customer orientation – professionalism. '

' Always very solution-oriented. Legal advice close to the case and not just based on theory. Technically outstanding. Very good at negotiating. '

'' A high level of commitment, trustworthiness, broad specialist knowledge, each with very deep specialist knowledge, can also convey complex issues in a clearly understandable manner. '

'' Excellent advice in the field of German labor and works constitution law. Pragmatic approach, always solution-oriented and not looking for security-oriented advice from the law firm as compared to other law firms. McDermott finds solutions quickly. '

' Christian Rolf is a top lawyer in the field of German labor and works constitution law. He advises on the basis of the current (higher) court rulings, which he always has at hand when advising and has the extraordinary ability to think and advise entrepreneurially and strategically outside the field of law. He always finds the balance between consensus-based solutions and court decisions. Especially when dealing with (European) works councils and trade unions, he has an extraordinary feeling for strategy and conflict resolution. Mr. Rolf finds quick (international) solutions for extreme situations. Its fast response time to inquiries and emails should also be emphasized. '

' Christian Rolf is a very good negotiator in both individual and collective law matters. He is technically outstanding, but can also put this knowledge into practice very well for the benefit of the clients. '

' Philipp Schäuble: Above-average in-depth and extensive technical expertise (even on peripheral topics such as company pension schemes / regulatory issues); excellent customer orientation and a solution and practice-oriented approach; very professional and at the same time humane and trust-building appearance; able to establish and advise on a trusting relationship with all levels of an organization – from management to the works council. '

' Volker Teigelkötter: High level of commitment, trustworthiness, broad expertise with very in-depth specialist knowledge, can also convey complex issues in a clearly understandable manner, quick to very fast response time, comprehensive view of the respective facts. '

Key clients

1&1 Versatel-Gruppe

ALMATEC Maschinenbau GmbH

Arval Deutschland GmbH

AUDI AG

Bauerfeind AG

BayernLB (Gesamtpersonalrat)

CENTRUM Gruppe

DESTACO Deutschland

Die TUM Campus Heilbronn gGmbH

DMG MORI – Gruppe

dtv Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG

FUJIFILM Europe GmbH

Halfen GmbH

International Tracing Service, Bad Arolsen

KIA Motors Deutschland GmbH

Leybold GmbH

Mars Deutschland/Wrigley

METRO AG

MIPS Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG

Mitsubishi Power Systems Europe GmbH

Praxair Surface Technology Inc.

Robert Half Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG

Salzgitter Mannesmann Handel GmbH

Savills Immobilien Beratungs-GmbH

trivago N.V.

Union Investment

United Internet-Gruppe

VR-Leasing Gruppe (Eschborn)

Wüsthof GmbH

Yangfeng

Yazaki Europe Limited

United States > Real estate > Real estate finance

Department Name Email Telephone
Partner, Corporate & Financial Services Georg Linde glinde@willkie.com +49 69 7930 2193
Photo Name Position Profile
Dr Bettina Bokeloh  photo Dr Bettina Bokeloh Please see http://www.willkie.com/professionals/b/bokeloh-bettina
Dr Ralf Defren  photo Dr Ralf Defren Please see https://www.willkie.com/professionals/d/defren-ralf
Ms Jasmin Dettmar  photo Ms Jasmin Dettmar Please see http://www.willkie.com/professionals/d/dettmar-jasmin
 Johannes  Eckhardt  photo Johannes  Eckhardt Please see https://www.willkie.com/professionals/e/eckhardt-johannes
 Andreas  Feith  photo Andreas  Feith Please see https://www.willkie.com/professionals/f/feith-andreas
Dr Stefan Jörgens  photo Dr Stefan Jörgens Please see http://www.willkie.com/professionals/j/jorgens-stefan
 Wulf Kring  photo Wulf Kring Please see https://www.willkie.com/professionals/k/kring-wulf
Dr Markus Lauer  photo Dr Markus Lauer https://www.willkie.com/professionals/l/lauer-markus
Mr Georg Linde  photo Mr Georg Linde Please see http://www.willkie.com/professionals/l/linde-georg
 Wolfgang Münchow  photo Wolfgang Münchow Please see https://www.willkie.com/professionals/m/mnchow-wolfgang
Dr Patrick Meiisel  photo Dr Patrick Meiisel Please see http://www.willkie.com/professionals/m/meiisel-patrick
Dr Maximilian Schwab  photo Dr Maximilian Schwab Please see http://www.willkie.com/professionals/s/schwab-maximilian
 Cornelia Thaler  photo Cornelia Thaler Please see https://www.willkie.com/professionals/t/thaler-cornelia
Dr Moritz Vettermann  photo Dr Moritz Vettermann Please see https://www.willkie.com/professionals/v/vettermann-moritz
Dr Axel Wahl  photo Dr Axel Wahl Please see http://www.willkie.com/professionals/w/wahl-axel
Mr Jan Wilms  photo Mr Jan Wilms Please see http://www.willkie.com/professionals/w/wilms-jan
 Daniel Zakrzewski  photo Daniel Zakrzewski Please see https://www.willkie.com/professionals/z/zakrzewski-daniel
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CLIENT:  Matt Maslowski, President and CEO

COMPANY/FIRM:   MANGIA inc

TESTIMONIAL:“Eight years ago when our USA attorney and I decided to begin looking for representation for our company Mangia Inc, due to the growth of our business interests in Campania, we began an odyssey we could not have imagined.  Fortunately after a long and exhaustive search we found and settled on Studio Legale Scognamiglio of Naples Italy  .Our reasons for selecting Giovanni Scognamiglio and his firm are based upon a shared philosophy of finding solutions to all problems through honest and forthright negotiations, but a willingness to stand firm when necessary. Giovanni and his team not only have a keen sense of the legal aspects of doing business in the Campania Region, but understand the local, cultural and business issues surrounding the area.  Today,  Studio Legale Scognamiglio represent us in Campania, Italy and Europe for all matters concerning, legal, contractual, cultural and strategic surrounding our relationships with our Co-Packers and suppliers. The relationship has been beyond client-attorney. Guidance on our plans for the MangiaCampania® Culinary Center and trade mission-educational relationship with the Region of Campania have been invaluable. Maslowski  further states “When Mangia Inc  made the decision to retain Studio Legale Scognamiglio to represent our interests in Campania, we can confidently state there is no better firm for our needs.”


CLIENT: Emilio Iodice, manager, diplomat and ex member of the United States President’s cabinet

TESTIMONIAL:Clients seek lawyers to sort out their legal problems often complex, but that can be simplified. This is what we have found at Studio Scognamiglio, professionals taking care of our problems as they were theirs, looking for solutions enhancing the value of our mission. I have worked with many lawyers, “however, only a few can be compared to Scognamiglio and his team in terms of knowledge, efficiency and hard-work. Only if more lawyers had such spirit, managers could administer their time and work better”.