Matthias advises clients in complex transactions, specifically international Carve-Outs and M&A projects, bespoke structurings and Joint Ventures. His experience also covers corporate law advice and arbitration in M&A. Working as part of a team with his clients, Matthias' practice focuses on developing conclusive solutions to achieve their economic goals, analyzing different structural options and weighing up the pros and cons beyond the legal issues to find and implement the best way forward.
In private M&A Matthias has, for example, advised Viessmann Group on the merger of its business area "Viessmann Climate Solutions" with Carrier Global (2023), Bayer AG on the sale and carve-out of the Environmental Science Business (2021-2022) and the Rx-Dermatology business (2018-2019), adidas AG on the sale and carve-out of Reebok (2021-2022) and Linde on the sale of businesses in America and Korea in the context of the merger with Praxair (2018-2019).
He is also active in public M&A, more recently, the takeover offer for MVV Energie AG (2020) and the advice in a takeover situation of an M-Dax listed company (2019) as well as the merger of Linde and Praxair (2018).
Matthias regularly advises on joint ventures, either in operative businesses or for R&D purposes, opening new horizons to growth or strategic options.
- Admitted to bar 1990
- Universities of Saarbrücken and Münster (Dr. jur.)
- Georgetown University, Washington D.C. (LL.M.)
- Law firm in Brüssel, 1989
- Co-Managing Partner 2010-2014