Dr. Mat­thi­as Witt­schen

La­wy­er, Part­ner

+49 40 374778 - 29

Mat­thi­as fo­cu­ses on cor­po­ra­te and com­mer­cial law and mer­gers & ac­qui­si­ti­ons. Pri­or to joi­ning LE­BUHN & PUCH­TA, he worked for a num­ber of ye­ars for one of the most pres­ti­gious lar­ge Ger­man cor­po­ra­te law firms and for a re­now­ned Lon­don cor­po­ra­te law firm. Mat­thi­as acts for cli­ents on a wi­de ran­ge of is­su­es co­vering the en­t­i­re life cy­cle of cor­po­ra­te en­ti­ties, in­clu­ding com­pa­ny for­ma­ti­on, share­hol­ders’ mee­tings, share­hol­der dis­pu­tes, ca­pi­tal is­su­es and win­ding up. Mat­thi­as is known for the ac­cu­ra­cy of his work and his hand­ling of high­ly dif­fi­cult mat­ters. He has in-depth ex­pe­ri­ence of mat­ters such as ship­ping pool agree­ments and ship­ping funds, in­clu­ding com­plex mul­ti-laye­red ar­ran­ge­ments and off­shore struc­tures, bo­th on the draf­ting si­de and on the con­ten­tious si­de.  He ad­vi­ses start-up ven­tures and com­pa­nies on the re­st­ruc­tu­ring of their com­mit­ments and cor­po­ra­te struc­tures, bo­th in the ship­ping and non-ship­ping sec­tors.

In the Le­gal 500 Dr. Mat­thi­as Witt­schen is re­com­men­ded in ma­ri­ti­me law, in par­ti­cu­lar for his ex­per­ti­se at the in­ter­face bet­ween ma­ri­ti­me and cor­po­ra­te law/M&A.

  • Uni­ver­si­ty of Pas­sau, King’s Col­le­ge Lon­don and Hum­boldt-Uni­ver­si­ty Ber­lin - doc­to­ral the­sis 2004
  • Ad­mit­ted to the Ger­man bar in 2005
  • As­so­cia­te and Se­ni­or As­so­cia­te with Hen­ge­ler Mu­el­ler Ber­lin and Düs­sel­dorf, Se­cond­ment with Slaugh­ter and May in Lon­don
  • Joi­ned the firm in 2011
  • “The va­li­di­ty of the two-sta­ge share is­sue. An ana­ly­sis con­si­de­ring US-Ame­ri­can and Eng­lish law.” Doc­to­ral the­sis Ber­lin 2005