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Sebastian Schoon is a partner in the Frankfurt office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He focuses his practice on banking and finance law.
Mr. Schoon 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. Mr. Schoon also has vast experience on complex financial restructurings, such as loan-to-own, debt to equity swaps, trust structures, and financial reorganizations.
Chambers Europe 2022 ranks him in the category Real Estate: Finance – Germany. A client enthuses: “He’s quick to grasp things intellectually, is very client-focused and capable of finding pragmatic solutions without overcomplicating things.” Others describe him as “a very pleasant communication partner,” and “extremely reliable” (Chamber Europe 2021) as well as “really easy to work with,” (Chambers Europe 2020) and “helpful, constructive and creative” (Chambers Europe 2018). Handelsblatt / The Best Lawyers™ 2021/2022 list him among the best lawyers for Banking and Finance Law in Germany. Mr. Schoon is “frequently recommended” for Bank Lending and Acquisition Finance by JUVE Handbook 2016/17.
Mr. Schoon regularly publishes on legal matters. Amongst 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.
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.
Mr. Schoon, in addition to his native German, is fluent in English.
Representative transactions advising financial institutions, banks and investors on the financing aspects of leveraged buyouts and recapitalization as well as corporate lending include:
Representative transactions advising on the financial restructurings and special situations include:
Representative transactions advising financial institutions, banks and investors on the financing of real estate acquisitions or developments include:
*Experience prior to joining Gibson Dunn
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg - 2002 Law Degree
Germany - Rechtsanwalt