Weissinger, Matthias

Matthias Weissinger


Matthias Weissinger is a counsel in the Frankfurt office and his practice focuses on domestic and cross-border financings and restructurings. He advises national and international financial institutions, sponsors and corporate borrowers on debt restructurings, out-of-court and in-court solutions, leveraged buyouts, unitranche financings, bank/bond financings, real estate financings and corporate lending for large- and mid-cap companies. Matthias regularly publishes and lectures on insolvency and restructuring law issues.

Matthias is recognized in the most recent edition of IFLR 1000 and in the “up and coming” category by both Chambers Global and Chambers Europe where he is recommended for acquisition finance and syndicated lending in Germany. In the 2017 editions of Chambers he is considered by market observers to be "technically very strong and good to deal with" and praised for being "responsive and solution-focused". According to the 2016 editions he is “praised by clients for his detailed and client-focused approach” and described as “incredibly precise, fast and approachable".

Selected Experience

  • BayernLB on the financing of the acquisition of Cloetta Italia by Katjes group
  • Silverfleet Capital on the financing of the acquisition of Pumpenfabrik Wangen GmbH
  • SportGroup, owned by private equity house Equistone Partners Europe, on a financing transaction with Terra Firma
  • Consortium of banks on the refinancing of WITTE Automotive GmbH
  • Borrowers on the financing of the acquisition of ARWE Group by Luxempart S.A. and BIP Investment Partners S.A.

Selected Publications

  • Restrukturierung von High-Yield-Anleihen [Restructuring of High-Yield-Bonds], Finance Magazin 2015 (together with W. Carli)
  • Das Scheme of Arrangement – Neue Einsatzmöglichkeiten für deutsche Kreditnehmer [Schemes of Arrangement – New Options for German Borrowers], DB 2014, 1474 et seqq. (together with W. Carli)
  • Absage an Pfleiderer-Rechtsprechung: Mehr Optionen für Anleihe-Restrukturierung [Rejection of Pfleiderer-Jurisprudence: More Options for Bond Restructurings], Finance Magazin 2014 (together with W. Carli)
  • Lending and Taking Security in Germany, Practical Law Company, 2014 and 2015 (together with W. Carli and E. Jansen
  • Reform of In-Court Restructurings in Germany – New Options and Implications for Creditors, Debtors and Shareholders (together with W. Carli), Journal of International Banking and Financial Law 2012, 182 et seqq.
  • Die stille Sanierung deutscher Gesellschaften mittels eines 'Scheme of Arrangement' [Restructuring German Companies via Schemes of Arrangement], GWR 2011, 252 et seqq.
  • Die doppelnützige Treuhand als Sanierungsinstrument [Double-sided trust arrangements as a restructuring tool], GWR 2010, 184 et seqq.
  • Bad Banks – Neue Entlastungsmöglichkeiten für den Finanzsektor [Bad Banks – a relief for the financial sector], GWR 2009, 435 et seqq.
  • Annotations to Sec. 6 Financial Market Stabilization Fund Act and Sec. 2 Financial Market Stabilization Fund Regulation (together with J. Kremer), in: Jaletzke / Veranneman, Finanzmarktstabilisierungsgesetz – Kommentar, Munich 2009
  • Corporate Governance – Marktdesign zwischen gesetzlicher Rahmengebung und Selbstregulierung [Corporate Governance – Market design between statutory framework setting and self regulation], in: Tschochohei / Zimmermann, Governance und Marktdesign, Frankfurt 2009
  • Europäisches Gesellschafts- und Steuerrecht: Grundlagen – Entwicklungen – Verbindungslinien (Mitherausgeber) [European corporate and tax law: foundations, developments and interdependence (co-editor)], Münchener Schriftenreihe zum internationalen Steuerrecht, Bd. 27, Munich 2007
  • Various case notes on insolvency and corporate law decisions


  • University of Bayreuth, Dr. iur.
  • University of Pennsylvania, LL.M., DAAD scholar
  • University of Munich



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