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Franz Kleinschmidt, Associate

Franz Kleinschmidt




German, English, Spanish

Practice areas

  • Automotive
  • Banking and finance
  • Corporate
  • Financial institutions
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Technology, Media and Telecoms
  • Transport

Practice notes

Franz is an Associate in the Restructuring practice group of Eversheds Sutherland in Berlin.

He in particular advises companies from the automotive and aviation industry and the retail sector as well as insolvency administrators in the areas of corporate law, insolvency law and distressed M&A transactions. Furthermore, he provides legal services to entrepreneurs and high-growth companies with respect to venture capital.

As a legal trainee, Franz worked for a renowned law firm in Los Angeles and an international law firm in the fields of corporate law and M&A.

Franz studied law at the Humboldt University of Berlin and the University of Potsdam and completed his legal clerkship at the Superior Court of Justice in Berlin.

Franz' recent experience includes:

  • Advising non-profit ambulance services on debtor-in-possession proceedings
  • Advising Alelion Energy Systems AB on the acquisition of the Siemens spin-off Caterva GmbH
  • Advising HAFNERTEC Group on the acquisition of assets out of RUKA Ofenkeramik und Zubehör GmbH's insolvency estate
  • Advising multinational corporations with respect to insolvencies in their supply chains
  • Advising IATA in connection with the insolvency of the Air Berlin companies as a member of the legal team

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