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Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schmidt - Managing Partner | Germany

Restructuring, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) and Private Equity are complex fields of business. Private Equity transactions in particular require experience and a profound knowledge of the industry. It is mostly institutional investors that invest in enterprises via Private Equity funds. In order to be able to move successfully in these areas, partners with excellent expertise in Private Equity transactions and a high level of professionalism and experience are needed.

Prof. Gerhard Schmidt, a partner of the law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges, is just such a person, combining all of these characteristics. He is a renowned lawyer and tax consultant who has been successful in this business both nationally and internationally for over 20 years.

Gerhard Schmidt is the Managing Partner Germany of the globally active law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and heads Weil's German offices in Frankfurt/Main and Munich. Due to his expertise in the fields of Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions and Restructuring, Gerhard Schmidt has become an acknowledged expert both in Germany and abroad as numerous awards of legal publications and organizations show. Gerhard Schmidt also publishes articles on legal and tax-related topics on a regular basis.

Founded in New York City in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges is one of the largest international law firms with about 1,200 lawyers and 21 offices on four continents. The largest restructuring practice in the world as well as many blue chip clients make this law firm one of the leading institutions in the fields of Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions and Restructuring.

Please visit http://www.prof-dr-gerhard-schmidt.com for an overview of Gerhard Schmidt's professional activities as a lawyer, the law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges as well as the awards received in recognition of his achievements.

The profile of Prof. Gerhard Schmidt in German can be found here.

Awards & Recognitions

During his career, Gerhard Schmidt has been consistently recognized for his achievements by renowned legal publications and organizations such as the German legal publisher JUVE, Chambers & Partners and Practical Law Company. He has been honored specifically for his outstanding work in the areas of Private Equity and M&A. All awards and recognitions of Gerhard Schmidt are listed here.

Cross-border transactions

As a lawyer with the law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Gerhard Schmidt has led numerous cross-border Private Equity, M&A and Restructuring transactions involving multinational corporations in the US, Germany, France and Switzerland, among others. Renowned companies like Atos S.A., Grohe AG, TDF S.A.S. and leading financial investors such as TPG Capital are among his clients. On this page, you will find an overview of high-profile transactions on which Gerhard Schmidt advised as lead partner.