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Gerhard Schmidt is the Co-Managing Partner of Weil's German offices and one of the leading Corporate and Restructuring lawyers in Germany. He was involved in a number of landmark transactions such as advising ChargePoint Holdings, Inc. on the acquisition of has-to-be GmbH; Exide Holdings in the extensive reorganization of its European/rest of world operations and their subsequent sale to its secured noteholders pursuant to a credit bid; Upfield (controlling shareholder is KKR) on the acquisition of Arivia; KKR on the acquisition of heidelpay from AnaCap; Advent International/Bain Capital in the acquisition of leading German payment services provider Concardis GmbH and the subsequent merger of Concardis Payment Group with Nets A/S; Novalpina Capital on the take private of Olympic Entertainment Group.

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Universities of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Lausanne and Strasbourg (law degree 1982; Dr. jur. 1984). Business administration studies at the Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires (INSEAD), Fontainebleau, France (MBA 1984). Admitted to practice in Germany in 1986 and licensed as a tax advisor in 1988.

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Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market - Germany
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"Extremely experienced and pragmatic transaction partner" Gerhard Schmidt of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP is a highly skilled and well-known adviser. He assists with M&A deals, joint venture establishments and complex corporate reorganisations that include carve-outs and spin-off transactions. He is particularly versed at handling international matters.

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