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. His M&A work com­pri­ses (al­so cross-bor­der) cor­po­ra­te ac­qui­si­ti­ons and mer­gers as well as ad­vice for start-up com­pa­nies. In ad­di­ti­on, Mat­thi­as ad­vi­ses our cli­ents on res­truc­tu­rings. Fur­ther co­re ac­ti­vi­ties are the draf­ting and nego­tia­ti­on of com­mer­cial con­tracts, plant en­gi­nee­ring and con­s­truc­tion, com­plex ten­der pro­ce­du­res and li­ti­ga­ti­on.

Mat­thi­as’s in­dus­try fo­cu­ses com­pri­se the ma­ri­ti­me in­dus­try and re­ne­wa­ble en­er­gy, in par­ti­cu­lar off­shore wind, as well as trade and ser­vices. In ad­di­ti­on, as a mem­ber of our Scan­di­na­vi­an Desk he ad­vi­ses Scan­di­na­vi­an cli­ents on their busi­ness ac­ti­vi­ties in Ger­ma­ny and as­sists Ger­man cli­ents by coor­di­na­ting their le­gal ad­vice th­rough Scan­di­na­vi­an law firms to which we have strong re­la­ti­ons, whe­re he al­so be­ne­fits from his Nor­we­gi­an lan­guage skills

Mat­thi­as is known for the ac­cu­ra­cy of his work and his hand­ling of high­ly dif­fi­cult mat­ters. The di­rec­to­ry “The Le­gal 500” has re­pea­ted­ly re­com­men­ded Mat­thi­as, in par­ti­cu­lar for his ex­per­ti­se at the in­ter­face bet­ween ma­ri­ti­me and cor­po­ra­te law/M&A, and ranks him as a “Lea­ding In­di­vi­du­al in Ma­ri­ti­me and Ship­ping” in Ger­ma­ny. The JUVE Hand­book Busi­ness Law Firms re­com­mends him for be­ing „high­ly com­pe­tent in cor­po­ra­te law, wi­th pro­ven li­ti­ga­ti­on ex­pe­ri­ence, very team-min­ded and forceful” and “high­ly re­gard­ed due to his deep know­ledge and crea­ti­ve ide­as for fin­ding so­lu­ti­ons”.

  • 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