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 Matthias Kiesewetter
 Matthias Kiesewetter

Matthias Kiesewetter

Partner, Hamburg, Frankfurt

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Matthias Kiesewetter is a 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).

Bars and Courts

  • Rechtsanwalt


  • Second State Exam, Higher Regional Court of Schleswig-Holstein
  • Dr jur, University of Hamburg
  • First State Exam, University of Hamburg
  • LLM, University of Hull


  • German
  • English


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)

Awards & Recognition

Konrad Adenauer Scholar

Highly Recommended Lawyer, kanzleimonitor 2013–2014


Highly Recommended Lawyer, kanzleimonitor 2013–2014

Capital Markets