June 20, 2016
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Dr. Ferdinand Fromholzer will join the firm’s Munich office as a partner. Previously a partner with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Munich, he will continue his corporate law practice, focusing on stock corporation law and corporate governance issues, as well as mergers and acquisitions.
“We are delighted to welcome Ferdinand to the firm,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn. “Ferdinand is widely recognized as one of the leading corporate lawyers in the German legal market. His addition will support the continued success of our premier M&A, private equity and compliance practices and the growth of our German practice.”
“Ferdinand is an excellent addition to the firm,” said Michael Walther, Partner in Charge of the Munich office. “He has superb credentials, enjoys an outstanding reputation in the legal market and is well-connected in the corporate community. His corporate law expertise and his experience in high-profile transactions make him a significant asset for our German and international clients.”
“I look forward to working with my new colleagues,” said Ferdinand Fromholzer. “With its leading corporate and compliance practices, Gibson Dunn is a distinguished platform that will help me to continue to expand my corporate law and M&A practice.”
About Ferdinand Fromholzer
Fromholzer has a broad corporate practice that focuses on core corporate law matters, such as annual stockholder meetings and corporate structural measures, among others; M&A, with strategic and private equity investors; and compliance investigations, with a focus on duties and obligations of directors and officers. He is co-author of the “Commentary on German Act on Transformation of Companies,” to be published this year by Beck-Verlag.
Before joining the firm, Fromholzer practiced with Freshfields since 1998 and as a partner since 2003. During his tenure there, he practiced in the Hamburg, London and Munich offices and served as a founding member of Munich office. He studied law at the University of Regensburg and the University of Bonn and received his law degrees from the States of Bavaria and Hamburg. He earned an LL.M. degree, from the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law in 1994 and obtained a doctorate at the University of Regensburg in 1997.