Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Sebastian Schoon will join the firm as a partner in the Munich office, where he will continue his finance practice. Prior, he was a partner with Ashurst LLP.
Schoon's addition follows the expansion of Gibson Dunn's German practice with three corporate partners who joined in 2016, including Ferdinand Fromholzer in Munich, and Dirk Oberbracht and Wilhelm Reinhardt in the recently opened Frankfurt office and litigation partner Finn Zeidler, who joined the Frankfurt office earlier this year.
"We welcome Sebastian to the firm," said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn. "He is widely recognized as a rising star among finance lawyers in Germany. Following the recent opening of our Frankfurt office, Sebastian's addition will be a vital step in building our transactional practices in Germany. In addition to his stand-alone finance practice, he will support our M&A, private equity, corporate, restructuring and real estate practices in the German market and globally."
"Sebastian is very well-connected in the finance business community and is highly regarded by his peers and clients," said Ferdinand Fromholzer, Partner in Charge of the Munich office. "His arrival will enhance our German offering and improve its visibility."
"It's an exciting time of growth for Gibson Dunn in Germany," said Schoon. "Gibson Dunn's broadband approach to expanding the firm's German corporate practice is a perfect fit for the diverse nature of my practice."
About Sebastian Schoon
Schoon focuses his practice on banking and finance law. He advises banks, financial institutions, private equity funds, and corporates on real estate and corporate finance matters, including leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, and corporate-to-corporate transactions; real estate acquisition financing, development financing, subordinated debt, and portfolio deals; syndicated lending, and domestic and cross-border structured finance transactions. He also advises on complex financial restructurings, such as loan-to-own, debt to equity swaps, trust structures, and reorganizations.
Schoon practiced with Ashurst LLP since 2004, becoming a partner in 2011. He passed his first state exam at Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg in 2002 and his second state exam in Frankfurt am Main in 2004.