Baker McKenzie strengthens its Banking & Finance practice with Matthias Töke as counsel. He started in the Frankfurt office on April 1, 2022 and previously worked at Willkie Farr & Gallagher in the Corporate and Financial Services practice.

Prior to joining Willkie Farr & Gallagher as counsel, Matthias was a senior associate at Clifford Chance in Frankfurt, Warsaw, New York and London and Head of Rule Enforcement at Deutsche Börse AG in Frankfurt.

"With Matthias, we recruited a very experienced colleague in the area of leveraged buy outs (LBO). He has advised on numerous large financings and is well known in the market. We look forward to working with him and welcome Matthias to our team," comments Dr. Oliver Socher, Head of the Bank & Financing Practice and partner in the Credit Financing Department.

Matthias Töke has extensive experience in advising private equity sponsors, corporates, debt funds, banks and other financial institutions on all aspects of complex domestic and cross-border leveraged buy-out financings, financial restructurings and general corporate financings.

Most recently, Matthias Töke advised, among others, 3i on the financing of the acquisition of MAIT Group, Deutsche Bank on the financing of the acquisition of Simon Hegele Group by EMZ Partners and SGT Capital on the financing of Utimaco Group.

"For me, this move is a first-class opportunity to expand my advisory portfolio at a firm with an excellent reputation and a highly recognized Banking & Finance team. I am looking forward to working with my new colleagues at Baker McKenzie and to contributing my experience in leveraged finance to the further expansion of the firm's finance practice", Matthias Töke comments on his move.

Baker McKenzie most recently addition to its Banking & Finance practice was in September 2018 with Dr. Patrick Mittmann as a partner.
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