Baker McKenzie expands its Corporate/M&A practice with Manuel Metzner as counsel as of May 1, 2020. He joins the Frankfurt office of Baker McKenzie from Cleary Gottlieb.

Manuel Metzner joined Cleary Gottlieb in 2000 and was appointed counsel in 2008. His extensive experience of nearly 20 years, including just over a year in Cleary Gottlieb's New York office, covers a broad range of corporate, M&A, joint venture, capital markets and financing transactions. Manuel also advises banks, financial service providers and funds on regulatory issues. His transaction practice frequently involved mandates from this sector.

"With Manuel we've gained a very experienced colleague who will be an excellent addition to our Corporate/M&A team. In particular, he will strengthen the financial regulatory practice. We warmly welcome Manuel to the team", comments Christian Atzler, Co-Head of the German Corporate Practice Group of Baker McKenzie.

More recently, Manuel Metzner advised, among others, an insurance group and funds on regulatory issues as well as on various ownership control procedures. He advised a client from the mobility industry on regulatory issues in connection with the sale of certain business units (including the related sales financing business). For the acquirer of an asset management group, he advised on the acquisition, the corresponding ownership control procedures and a subsequent reorganization. He also advised a retail client on various corporate, M&A and joint venture transactions.

"I am very much looking forward to working with my new colleagues at Baker McKenzie and I am delighted to be able to contribute my experience, particularly in the area of financial regulatory and in the further expansion of Baker McKenzie's corporate practice," comments Manuel Metzner on his move.

Baker McKenzie expanded its team with a lateral last in May 2019 with Silke Gantzckow as corporate partner. Prior to that, Ulrich Weidemann as counsel in January 2019 and Patrick Mittmann as partner in September 2018 had already joined the firm.

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