Working in Frankfurt
Our office in Frankfurt am Main opened in 1991. It is located in the Main Tower, one of the most recognizable buildings in Frankfurt.
As Germany’s financial and business capital, Frankfurt offers a dynamic environment in which to practice law.
“A truly international city, Frankfurt has allowed me the opportunity to work on a wide variety of transactions alongside people from numerous countries.”
Working closely with colleagues in Cologne and our German or German-speaking colleagues in other offices, we provide our clients with fully integrated German, pan-European, and global legal advice in a broad range of key practice areas.
The Frankfurt office focuses on capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, banking, financing, and restructuring transactions, as well as tax law and litigation and arbitration.
Our Frankfurt capital markets team, which includes German and U.S. attorneys, advises issuers and underwriters on the full spectrum of equity, equity-linked and debt products, and provides German, EU and U.S. capital markets-related regulatory advice. Our experience includes some of the largest and most complex equity and debt offerings in Germany and internationally.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Our German M&A team advises clients on public and private M&A matters, restructurings of corporate groups (including going-private transactions, delistings, mergers, spin-offs, and demergers of corporate divisions), as well as private equity investments and buy-outs, joint ventures, and outsourcing agreements. We also provide integrated and comprehensive advice on all tax, labor, IP, and regulatory matters related to M&A transactions.
In addition to our substantial, multidisciplinary experience in cross-border and domestic transactions, we are able to draw on our highly integrated global infrastructure to offer advice on U.S. and other foreign law aspects of M&A transactions in Germany.
Banking and Finance
Our Frankfurt office regularly advises on banking matters and financing transactions, including leveraged and acquisition financing and other types of financings. Our German team is fully integrated into our worldwide restructuring and insolvency practice and has extensive experience representing companies, banks, and investors in complex restructurings.
Our German tax lawyers work closely with our colleagues in the finance and corporate practices and with lawyers in our other offices to provide our multinational clients with premier tax advice, focusing on the German and international tax aspects of cross-border acquisitions and joint ventures, complex international securities offerings, derivatives, and other financial products. We also advise on matters of German international tax law (Double Taxation Treaties, German CFC Rules, EU tax law), employee incentive programs, personal assets, and estate management issues.
Litigation and Arbitration
An integral part of the firm’s European and international practice, our Germany-based team is able to draw on far-reaching experience in domestic and cross-border dispute resolution and dispute avoidance.
We represent clients before national courts, domestic and international judicial authorities and arbitral tribunals, regulatory authorities, and mediation bodies on a broad range of matters, including major antitrust, post-M&A, capital markets, construction/infrastructure, energy, general commercial, intellectual property, public international law, and regulatory enforcement matters, often involving sovereign states and entities. We also advise clients on domestic and cross-border investigations and compliance-related matters, often with an antitrust, bank regulatory, or corporate governance background.