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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 Litigation and White Collar Defense and Investigations Groups.
Finn focuses his litigation practice on corporate and commercial litigation and arbitration, often with a transatlantic background, as well as on white collar defense, regulatory investigations and compliance matters that often have cross-border elements. He has significant experience in the high tech, automotive and the banking and finance industry, as well as renewable energies.
Finn is ranked as Notable Practicioner for Compliance in Germany by Chambers Europe 2023. Chambers says, “he is particularly well versed in the financial services sector and frequently assists with matters pertaining to regulatory compliance elements, including investigations by financial market authorities” and a compliance client says: “He is incredibly effective with the public prosecutor and regulator.” Handelsblatt / The Best Lawyers™ 2023/2024 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 2023 Lawdragon Global Litigation 500, the list recognizing the 500 best dispute lawyers worldwide, for both International and White-Collar Arbitration. WirtschaftsWoche recognized Finn as a Top Lawyer 2021 in Compliance and 2020 in White Collar in Germany. The Legal 500 Deutschland 2023 and The Legal 500 EMEA 2023 recommend him for Compliance, Internal Investigations and Dispute Resolution – Commercial Litigation and cite a reference: “For critical investigations in the financial services sector, Finn Zeidler is the safe choice.” It is also said that he “[…] impresses with regulatory and supervisory law expertise and frequently supports investigations in the finance sector.” The Legal 500 EMEA 2017 also recommended him for Financial Litigation. He was again “frequently recommended” by JUVE for Dispute Resolution-Litigation (JUVE 202 3 /202 4) and White-Collar Crime and Compliance (JUVE 2018/2019). Competitors say: “[Dr. Finn Zeidler is a] compliance specialist who achieves outstanding results for clients across legal fields ,” (JUVE Handbook 2022/2023) and he has “consistently high quality advice.” (JUVE Handbook 2023/2024) 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 U.S. 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).
His representative cases include:
Finn 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, Finn was a litigation partner in the Frankfurt office of a renowned U.S. law firm.
Finn studied law at the University of Bayreuth, from which he also obtained his doctor’s degree in 1998. He has been admitted as a German lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) since 1999.
In addition to his native German, he is fluent in English.
*Experience prior to joining Gibson Dunn
University of Bayreuth - 1998 Dr. jur.
University of Bayreuth - 1994 Law Degree
Germany - Rechtsanwalt