Ashurst welcomes new banking partner in Munich

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    International law firm Ashurst announces the appointment of Matthias Weissinger as partner in Munich.

    Matthias joins from Shearman & Sterling where he was a partner in their finance and restructuring team. He is a leveraged finance, corporate lending and restructuring expert with more than 13 years of experience. Matthias advises national and international financial institutions, debt funds, sponsors, corporate borrowers and distressed debt investors on leveraged buyouts, unitranche financings, bank/bond financings, corporate lending for large- and mid-cap companies and on debt restructurings, out-of-court and in-court solutions as well as distressed M&A transactions. He is frequently recommended by leading legal directories including Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Legal 500 and IFLR. Matthias has also previously worked at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

    Derk Opitz, office managing partner, Munich and Frankfurt said:

    "Matthias is an exceptional practitioner and very well regarded in the German market. His skill set perfectly complements our German corporate finance and restructuring teams, and will strengthen our already market-leading mid-cap leveraged finance and corporate lending practice. We look forward to welcoming him."

    Anne Grewlich, partner and head of the German global loans team commented:

    "Matthias' appointment is an important development for our European finance and restructuring team. His expertise will add to our strategic focus on credit fund clients, and support the cornerstones of our offering in Germany. It also demonstrates our continued commitment to expanding the practice in Germany and across our European teams."

    Matthias added:

    "Building on Ashurst's strong platform in Germany and helping to shape the private equity offering both on the finance and the restructuring side is an exciting opportunity, and I am looking forward to joining Ashurst and its market-leading finance team."