Matthias Distler - McDermott Will & Emery


Matthias Distler has in-depth litigation experience in all major German courts and assists clients in cross-border disputes and transactions.

He focuses his practice on national and international litigation and arbitration regarding complex and high-value damage claims with a special emphasis on directors and officers (D&O) liability disputes as well as conflicts arising from merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions and insolvencies. His experience also encompasses corporate and commercial litigation as well as the defence against class action lawsuits.

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Matthias advised:

  • A major Chinese investment company in a multi-million euro cross-border dispute regarding the acquisition of a German private bank
  • A major Chinese Investment company in enforcement proceedings
  • A former managing director of a German stock company in a multi-million Euro D&O-dispute
  • A director of a GmbH in an international multi-million Euro dispute

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  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™, “Ones to Watch”in Germany: Litigation, 2024


  • DIS (German Arbitration Institute)
  • DIS40 (German Arbitration Institute)
  • ICC Germany (Commission on Arbitration and ADR)
  • ICC Germany, Editorial Advisory Board


Higher Regional Court of the Saarland, Second State Exam, 2015
University of Freiburg, First State Exam, 2013


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