Michael Schlitt Joins Firm's Frankfurt office
FRANKFURT, Germany, Aug. 1 /CNW/ -- Fried Frank announced today that Dr.
Michael Schlitt has joined the Firm's Frankfurt office from Allen & Overy LLP,
where he was head of the German Equity Capital Markets Practice. He has joined
the Firm with a five-lawyer team.
Michael Schlitt is one of Frankfurt's leading capital markets lawyers and
has broad experience in international equity capital market transactions,
particularly IPOs, rights issues, convertible and exchangeable bonds and block
trade transactions. With extensive experience advising investment banks, he
has also recently worked on substantial transactions for Wacker and Versatel.
He has published numerous articles on issues relating to equity capital
markets, stock corporation and takeover law. He is also a lecturer of capital
markets law at the University of Cologne.
"We are delighted to have someone of Michael's caliber join the Firm as
Fried Frank continues to grow, building on its strong US platform," said
Valerie Ford Jacob, Fried Frank's Chairperson.
"Michael strengthens our growing presence in Germany, enabling us to
support our clients more effectively in their continuing demand for
substantive international reach," added Fried Frank's Managing Partner Justin
Michael Schlitt's Frankfurt-based team includes European Counsel Susanne
Schafer LL.M and associates Thorsten Becker, Nicola La Corte, Michael Gottmann
and Christian Ries.
Over the past three years Fried Frank has expanded its European practice,
opening its Frankfurt office in 2004 under the leadership of partners Jurgen
van Kann and Sven Schulte-Hillen. The firm has won some significant mandates
in that period, recently advising AEA Investors LLC in the acquisition of
Pactiv Corporation's European protective and flexible packaging business, NTL
(now Virgin Media) on its acquisition of Virgin Mobile and Silver Point on the
acquisition of CF Gomma Barre Thomas, which was part of the largest
restructuring plan in France.
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