Sebastian Schoon is a partner in the Frankfurt office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He focuses his practice on banking and finance law.
Sebastian advises private equity funds, banks, financial institutions and corporates on corporate finance matters, including leveraged buyouts, management buyouts and corporate-to-corporate transactions; real estate acquisition financing, development financing and subordinated debt. He advises on domestic as well as cross-border structured finance transactions. Sebastian also has vast experience on complex financial restructurings, such as loan-to-own, debt to equity swaps, trust structures and financial reorganizations.
Handelsblatt / The Best Lawyers™ 2023/2024 list him among the best lawyers for Banking and Finance Law in Germany. Chambers Europe 2023 ranks him in the category Real Estate: Finance – Germany. A client enthuses: “Sebastian is very easy to deal with, pragmatic, experienced, responsive, knowledgeable and vested with a very quick intellectual grasp and good business acumen” (Chambers Europe 2023). Others describe him as “a very pleasant communication partner,” and “extremely reliable” (Chambers Europe 2021) .
Sebastian’s recent experience in counseling on the finance aspects of leveraged buyouts and recapitalization as well as corporate lending includes advising:
His recent experience advising in special situations include s representing:
Representative matters of Sebastian’s focus on the financing of real estate acquisitions and developments include advising:
Sebastian studied law at the University of Heidelberg and has practiced as an admitted German lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) since 2004. Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, he was a finance partner and co-head of the restructuring department in the Munich office of a renowned international law firm.
Sebastian regularly publishes on legal matters. Among others, he is co-author of the online legal commentary on the German insolvency code published by Verlag C.H. Beck. He is a member of Gesellschaft für Restrukturierung – TMA Deutschland e.V., the German section of the Turnaround Management Association TMA. Sebastian, in addition to his native German, is fluent in English.
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg - 2002 Law Degree
Germany - Rechtsanwalt