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Matthias Kiesewetter is a local partner in the German Mergers and Acquisitions/ Private Equity practice of White & Case. His principal areas of practice are public and private M&A transactions. Matthias Kiesewetter also advises listed companies on the entire range of capital markets law.
From October 2013 until April 2014 Matthias Kiesewetter was seconded to the in-house M&A team of a DAX-30 Company in Essen. In 2008, he was seconded to the in-house M&A/ECM team of a leading investment bank.
Prior to joining White & Case in 2006, Matthias Kiesewetter worked as a trainee lawyer for an international law firm in London and for the Takeover Panel of the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht, BaFin).
Advising Deutsche Bank AG on the acquisition of Exchanging Transaction Bank GmbH from Xchanging plc.
Advising a bank consortium on the financing of the - lapsed - public takeover of Rhön-Klinikum AG by Fresenius SE.
Advising Motion Equity Partners on the divesture of ixetic group to Magna International Inc.
Advising Feintool AG, a listed Swiss technology company, on the acquisition of Herzing+Schroth group.
Advising Clariant AG on the public takeover of Süd-Chemie AG from One Equity Partners and numerous family shareholders.
Reasoned Statement of the Management Board and the Supervisory Board under Section 27 of the German Securities Acquisition and Takeover Act – Practice Report (January 2007 – June 2013), Corporate Finance Law, Issue 3, pp. 105 – 115, 2013, (co-author with Dorothea Kreymborg)
Practical aspects of public takeover bids in times of volatile markets, AG, Issue 20, pp. 741 – 749, 2012, (Praxisrelevante Aspekte öffentlicher Übernahmen in Zeiten volatiler Märkte) (co-author with Marc Christian Gei)
Practical aspects in connection with the financing of public takeover bids, Corporate Finance Law, Issue 6, pp. 284 – 291, 2011, (Praxisrelevante Aspekte der Finanzierungssicherstellung bei öffentlichen Übernahmen) (co-author with Alexander Kiefner)
Competence of the general shareholders' meeting to approve the sale and purchase of assets in M&A transactions, Der Konzern, p. 451 et seqq., 2009, (Hauptversammlungszuständigkeit bei Veräußerung und Erwerb von Gesellschaftsvermögen im Rahmen von M&A-Transaktionen) (co-author with Myriam Spengler)
The legal framework for prebid stakebuilding, WM, p. 340 et seqq., 2009, (Rechtliche Rahmenbedinungen des Beteiligungsaufbaus im Vorfeld von Unternehmensübernahmen) (co-author with Andreas Meyer)