McDermott Strengthens Its Capital Markets Practice in Frankfurt


Frankfurt (October 2, 2017) – International law firm McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce it has welcomed Simon Weiß as part of its growing team in Capital Markets in Germany.

Simon advises issuers, underwriters and other market participants across a broad spectrum of capital markets matters. He concentrates his practice on initial public offerings, capital increases, rights offerings, secondary placements, equity-linked transactions as well as high yield and investment grade debt transactions. In addition, he advises clients on capital markets regulatory related issues as well as general corporate law matters.

Simon will join the firm as Counsel in the Frankfurt office. Before joining McDermott Will & Emery, Simon Weiss worked for a number of years at leading international law firms in Frankfurt and New York.

Simon will strengthen the Frankfurt Capital Markets team, led by Joe Marx and Philipp von Ilberg, with a particular focus on expanding the offering of McDermott’s Frankfurt practice through equity-linked products such as convertible and exchangeable bonds.

The head of McDermott´s Capital Markets practice, Joe Marx, noted that: “We have admired Simon Weiss as an excellent lawyer and colleague for a number of years and believe that his experience will be an invaluable addition, strengthening our market leading Capital Markets practice.”

“Simon brings with him outstanding experience and legal know-how and his addition to the team further reinforces the excellent reputation of our capital markets practice, which has already had its profile significantly strengthened in recent years through the excellent work of Dr. Martin Kniehase, who is now working for our long-standing client Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co, KG. »

Through this hire, McDermott moves closer to reaching its goal of a full service legal offering with 100 lawyers in Germany. Dr. Norbert Schulte, the head of Germany, stated: “With the hiring of Simon Weiß we have been able to increase the strength of our firm in Germany and we are certain that with him on our team we will be able to add a new dynamic to assist our clients in Frankfurt.”

Partners Dr. Michael Cziesla and Markus Hill and Counsel Norman Wasse joined the Frankfurt office at the beginning of the year. Additional hires of partner candidates are planned in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich.

A Propos De Nous

McDermott Will & Emery is a premier international law firm with a diversified business practice. Numbering more than 1,000 lawyers, McDermott has offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Dallas, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Orange County, Paris, Seoul, Silicon Valley and Washington, DC. Further extending our reach into Asia, we have a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.

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