Weil Gotshal targets Germany with Munich expansion

Weil Gotshal & Manges is widening its German presence by adding a Munich office.

The firm, which already has an office in Frankfurt, will open its Munich branch at the beginning of next month.

Weil Gotshal’s German managing partner Gerhard Schmidt will head up the new office, dividing his time between Munich and Frankfurt. While tax partner Tobias Geerling will relocate to Munich which will house 13 associates.

Weil Gotshal has serviced Munich work out of its Frankfurt office, for example it acted for Saban Capital Partners on its planned acquisition of Munich-based Pro7Sat1 Media AG.