DR. MATTHIAS J. ANNWEILER advises national and international private equity funds, asset managers and strategic investors on all aspects of German business and corporate law, in particular domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, management incentive plans and general corporate matters.
Matthias is currently ranked among the “best lawyers” by the 2022 edition of “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch” for Private Equity Law as published by Handelsblatt. In addition to his practice, he frequently authors various professional publications, including books, book contributions and scientific articles, focusing on corporate transactions, executive body liability, and foreign direct investments (FDI).
Matthias graduated from University of Bonn, where he earned his J.D. and also received a Ph.D. with a doctoral thesis in international law. During his legal clerkship, he was placed, inter alia, with international law firms in Hamburg and San Francisco as well as the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations in Geneva. Furthermore, he holds a Master in General Management from Nordakademie – Graduate School, Hamburg.
Prior to joining Sidley in 2018, Matthias was an associate in the corporate and M&A practice of another international law firm.
He is fluent in German and English.