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lawyerswho get it Most people can’t tell you exactly what “it” is, but they say they know it when they see it. At Skadden, our lawyers “get it” — perhaps you have “it”? SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER & FLOM LLP | GERMANY

Dr. Jörg Hanke, European Counsel, Banking and Finance / Jasmin Kocak, Associate, Compliance

If you think If you think about what you want from your career — unparalleled training, responsibility from the start, cutting- edge work for top clients, a strong firm culture in a global environment — it might be time to get to know Skadden better. Skadden is a place for big thinkers. We aren’t afraid to standout from the crowd — that’s how we got our start — and we pour every ounce of creativity and solution-minded lawyering intoserving our clients in 50-plus disciplines across five continents. We aren’t looking to mold the next generation of Skadden lawyers in the exact image of our current partners. At the endof the day, we provide the structure and the resources, but onlyyou can bring it all together in your own career. The lawyers who “get it” always do. You worked hard to earn your degrees in school, and you workhard in your extracurriculars. Let us show you how far that effort can take you at a place like this.

You want to be trained bythe best

Your law studies provide you with the tools;Skadden teaches you the craft.Skadden was the only firm ranked in the top three each yearfrom 2013-15 for “Legal Expertise,” which measures a firm’sability to provide innovative service, in the Financial Times“Innovative Lawyers” report for Europe. At Skadden, yourteachers are our lawyers, and they have experience handlingcutting-edge deals and bet-the-company litigation.

Dr. Johannes Fre y, Partner, Ta x

WHAT MAKES SKADDEN DIFFERENT? We know how hard it is to decide where you’d like to apply. There are many law firms in Germany, from small boutiques to international, full-service firms. Many of the firms say similar thingsabout themselves — it can be difficult to distinguish one from another. We believe that Skadden is genuinely different. On the one hand, Skadden is one of the largest firms in the world, with 1,700 lawyers in 23 offices, and we regularly appear at the very top of industry rankings. On the other hand, our Frankfurt and Munich offices recruit only a small number of associates and referendars. This unique combination gives you the opportunity to work on some of the world’s most complex and innovative deals while having closer access to senior colleagues and a more personalized training experience than our peer firms with larger city offices offer. Our attorneys in Germany will help you develop a business-minded approach, become agile at anticipating client needs and adopt a “can-do” approach to achieving goals. Your experience at Skadden will make you unafraid to challenge yourself to identify a new way to solve a problem. Skadden lawyers provide a unique level of client service by combining local German experience with the resources of the global Skadden network — resulting in cutting-edge solutions for clients. Take a closer look. See for yourself what makes a difference.

You want clients whomake theheadlines

Help shape tomorrow’s news today.Few law firms advise as many leading corporations, financialinstitutions, governments and individuals as we do. If youwant to work on the biggest deals with top-end clients,we have the portfolio you’re looking for.

welcome to skadden GERMANY MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS M&A is one of Skadden’s core areas of activity in Germany a focus on complex, multijurisdictional transactions and domestic work. We have substantial experience structurin executing challenging transactions throughout the region lawyers advise on all M&A-related matters, including adv preparation for prospective targets, corporate governan issues, asset sales and purchases, stock sales and purch tender and exchange offers, leveraged buyouts, joint vent and recapitalizations. The group also offers general corpo compliance and directors’ duties advice.NMAaMrEt inSUPRrNoAkMoEp,hP, OASsIsToIOcNi a, tPeR, ACCoTrICpEorAaRtEeA PRIVATE EQUITY Skadden has a long-established German private equity practice that combines leading transactional experience with sophisticated financing andtax techniques in relation to a range of matters, including leveraged buyouts, management buyouts and recapitalizations. Our lawyers advise firms and their investment funds and portfolio companies at all stages ofthe investment cycle, including the formation and operation of private equity funds; acquisitions involving private and public companies; the structuringand implementation of management equity participation schemes; corporaterestructuring; the structuring and financing of add-on investments; and exits, including recapitalizations, sales and IPOs. Dr. K atja K aulamo, Partner, Capital Marke

y, with Da mie n S imono t, A s s oc i at e , C or p or at e / Dr . Mich a e l A l br ech t, A s s oc i at e , C omp l i a nc e / M y ir a m K ir s chne r , A s s oc i at e , C a p i ta l M a r k e t s localng and BANKING AND FINANCEn. Ourvance Skadden’s Banking Group represents lenders and borrowers in some of nce the largest and most complex European financing transactions. Fromhases, tures the deal structuring and the commitment stage to closing, our attorneys orate, in Germany frequently advise on multijurisdictional transactions that ts comprise both European and U.S. law. We advise on all types of financing transactions, including first and second lien loan facilities; senior and subordinated bridge financings and other acquisition-related financings; leveraged recapitalization financings; asset-backed financings; mezzanine financings; workouts, restructurings, DIP and exit financings; lease financings; and investment grade financings.

RESTRUCTURING, INSOLVENCY CAPITAL MA AND DISTRESSED DEBT Skadden handles a broad range of c Our restructuring lawyers in Germany have from Germany, including initial pu participated in many of the most complex restructuring transactions and insolvency-related share placements, capital increases proceedings of the last decade and have been equity linked transactions, high-yieldinstrumental in the development of sophisticated, innovative strategies that also draw on the firm’s German law), and other global eq rich background in mergers, acquisitions and well as ongoing securities laws adv markets team includes German and corporate financing transactions. more than 20 years’ experience h debt and equity capital markets Austria and SwitM y r i a m K ir s chne r , A s s oc i at e , C a p i ta l M a r k e t s / R om y K a mp m a nn, A s s oc i at e , C omp l i a nc e

ARKETS capital markets transactions ublic offerings, secondary s (including rights offerings), d financings (under U.S. andquity and debt offerings, as vice. Our dedicated capital d U.S.-qualified lawyers withhandling large and complex transactions in Germany, t zerland. DR . BERND MAYER , Pa r t ne r , C omp l i a nc e / Dr . A nk e S e s s l e r , Pa r t ne r , Di s p u t e R e s ol u t ion CORPORATE GOVERNANCE We advise companies, financial institutions, boards of directors and individual directors on a broad range of corporate governance matters. Our Corporate Governance Group assists clients worldwide in creative and strategic approaches to managing governance risks and crisis situations and ensuring compliance with corporate governance legislation and codes. In particular, we are well-versed in the German Stock Corporation Act and its European and U.S. equivalents. We also regularly advise boards of directors on how board composition and the manner in which they conduct their business can influence a company’s tax residence and status in jurisdictions around the globe.

TA Skadden offers tax adv corporate, funds and fi Our German tax team practice include couns financial intermediarie acquisitions; divestiture financial products, inclu financings, hybrid entities tax controversy matte administrative appeals an tax matters; and governDr . Ul r ich Z iegl e r , C oun s e l , E mp l oy me n t DISPUTE RESOLUTION We focus on the most significant cross-border disputes, especially those involving legal complexity and high levels of business risk. We have extensive experience representing German clients in national and international disputes, as well as non-German clients on German-related matters. Our German-related experience includes disputes arising out of mergers and acquisitions, shareholder agreements, supply contracts or other forms of commercial agreements, including infrastructure projects, as well as finance litigation, directors’ liability and antitrust litigation. Dr. Johannes Fre y, Partner, Ta x

AX COMPLIANCE AND INVESTIGATIONSvice across the range of financing transactions. Skadden is frequently retained by corporate m’s primary areas of boards and board committees to conduct internal seling businesses and investigations into possible irregularities, including es in connection with allegations of accounting and other improprieties es and reorganizations;uding leasing, structured raised by government enforcement agencies or s and hybrid instruments; whistleblowers. During the past years, our German ers, including audits, compliance and investigation practice has handled nd litigation; international nmental organizations. several high-profile matters in this market.


Per fect!We expect our new associates and referendars to fullycontribute to matters with partners and associates. Our flatstructure means you are given a lot of responsibility at an earlystage and are expected to bring your perspectives to the table.

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Law Firm of the “ Inno vat i on Corporate /M& A Law in Finance the Year” Law” Award ba l Awa r ds 2014 F i nanc ial Ti m es “Innovati v e Law y e r s” Re p or t “Loan of the Year” (A s ia - Pac if ic) 2014 I n t e r n at i o n a l “Client Service Firm Financial Law of the Year: UK” Review Europe C ha m be rs Eu rope Awa r d s 2014 Awards 2015arkets, Health, Life Private Equity, urities Practice of the Year 0 2014

TRAINED BY THE BEST Throughout your academic career, you’ve attended the universities and studied under the best professors. So wh your professional career be any different? At Skadden, continue to learn from the best. Our attorneys are truly ex — to cite just one measure, we earned Chambers Global “International Law Firm of the Year” award in recognition “ability to advise on the highest profile matters across a range of practice areas all over the world” — and they’ll active role in both your formal and informal trainin Qualified attorneys offer guidance and support throug mentoring program. Training principals and supervisors t active role in shaping progression — they provide feedb growth with regular performance reviews and appraisDr. Jörg Hanke, European Counsel, Banking and Finance NEW ASSOCIATES New associates in Europe are offered the opportunity to attend an orientation retreat in New York. Prior to the retreat, associates enter an intensive four-week “mini-MBA” program designed to provide the type of business training not generally taught in law school. The program teaches financial analysis, valuation and project management, and gives our associates the tools necessary to better understand clients’ businesses and objectives as well as anticipate their needs. This unique program facilitates an integrated understanding of thelaw and accelerates our associates’ growth exponentially.Learn more about the firm’s attorney development efforts focused on inspiring a culture of lifelong learning. Romy Kampmann, Associate, Compliance

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