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Finn Zeidler is a partner in the Frankfurt office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations and Litigation Groups.
Mr. Zeidler focuses his litigation practice on white collar defense, regulatory investigations and compliance matters that often have cross-border elements, as well as corporate and commercial litigation and arbitration, with an emphasis on securities and post-M&A disputes. He has significant experience in the high tech, automotive and the banking and finance industry, as well as renewable energies.
Mr. Zeidler is ranked for Compliance in Germany by Chambers Europe 2022 and was listed as a Notable Practitioner for Dispute Resolution: White-Collar Crime: Corporate Advisory. Handelsblatt / The Best Lawyers™ 2022/2023 list him among the best lawyers for Arbitration and Mediation, Litigation, Criminal Defense, Banking & Finance Law and Corporate Governance & Compliance Practice in Germany. He was named among the 2021 Lawdragon Global Litigation 500, the inaugural list recognizing the 500 best dispute lawyers worldwide, for International Arbitration and White Collar. WirtschaftsWoche recognized Mr. Zeidler as a Top Lawyer 2021 in Compliance and 2020 in White Collar in Germany. The Legal 500 Deutschland 2022 and The Legal 500 EMEA 2022 recommend him for Compliance, Internal Investigations and Dispute Resolution – Commercial Litigation. The Legal 500 EMEA 2017 recommended him also for Financial Litigation. He was again “frequently recommended” by JUVE for Dispute Resolution-Litigation (JUVE 2022/2023) and White-Collar Crime and Compliance (JUVE 2018/2019). A competitor says: “[Dr. Finn Zeidler is a] compliance specialist who achieves outstanding results for clients across legal fields.” (JUVE Handbook 2022/2023) Other sources stated: “You can speak sensibly with Finn Zeidler without getting the constant feeling that he’s only thinking of business; you know he wants to solve the case.” (Chambers Europe Germany 2016). He was also recognized for his “experience in US and UK dispute resolution” (Chambers Europe Germany 2013). A referee said: “Finn Zeidler impressed clients and peers with his skill at avoiding litigation potholes, saying he ‘knows the ins and outs of litigation – you can’t fool him’.” (Chambers Europe Germany 2011).
Mr. Zeidler regularly publishes on legal matters. Amongst others, he is co-author of Michalski, “GmbHG” (Commentary on the Law on Limited Liability Companies) (2010).
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Zeidler was a litigation partner in the Frankfurt office of a renowned US law firm.
Mr. Zeidler, in addition to his native German, is fluent in English.
Representative cases from his white collar defense and compliance practice include:
*Experience prior to joining Gibson Dunn
University of Bayreuth - 1998 Dr. jur.
University of Bayreuth - 1994 Law Degree
Germany - Rechtsanwalt