Dr. Matthias Schudlo is a partner in the Corporate and Financial Services Department focusing on complex cross-border and national mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity transactions. Matthias has been one of the most active partners of his generation in transactions by private equity sponsors, both in large cap and mid cap deals. Further, Matthias has also significant experience in M&A transactions, growth investments, intra fund transfers, carve-out transactions, capital markets and joint ventures. Matthias has a broad track record in software and technology, industrials (in particular chemicals), automotive, infrastructure, transportation, consumer goods and healthcare.

Matthias is fluent in German, English, Chinese, French and Polish.


Prior to joining Willkie, Matthias worked for another international law firm.
  • Regular lectures to financial sponsors and corporate clients on developments in corporate law, M&A and PE. 
  • Schudlo/Kammerer/Urban, Das neue Kaufrecht - Schwerpunkte M&A und Due Diligence, BB 2022, 2759-2764
  • Schudlo/Kersten, Kenntnis im Haftungssystem des Unternehmenskaufs, BB 2021, 1154-1159
  • Schudlo, The Liberalization of Foreign Exchange in China, 2018
  • CVC on its acquisition of a stake in Sunday Natural, a leading brand for premium vitamins, minerals and supplements
  • CVC on its acquisition of a majority stake in The Quality Group from founders
  • Lagardère Travel & Retail on the acquisition of the Marché restaurants from Mövenpick
  • A private equity fund on its fund to fund transfer of software assets and subsequent add on acquisitions
  • Bregal Milestone on the investment in Productsup
  • Sebia, a CVC portfolio company, on the acquisition of ORGENTEC Diagnostika from Water Street Healthcare Partner
  • Bregal Milestone on its Series C investment in uberall, a SaaS service provider
  • Schaffhausen Institute of Technology, a Swiss international educational and research institution, on the acquisition of Jacobs University Bremen
  • Various stakeholders on the dissolution of a joint venture and a settlement of a multi-party commercial dispute
  • Shareholders on the sale of El-Cab, a manufacturer of wire harnesses, to Amphenol
  • ARDIAN in its sale of Gantner Electronics to SALTO Systems
  • Gantner Electronics, an ARDIAN portfolio company, in its acquisition of Contidata, a German market leader for cashless payment systems in company canteens
  • CVC on the acquisition of Bosch's packaging technology business unit, one of the leading suppliers of process and packaging technology
  • Grillo-Werke AG in the sale of its intellectual property and know-how regarding Methanesulfonic Acid to an international chemical company
  • CIECH on the reorganization of its German business
  • Groupe Mériguet on its acquisition of Sinnex group
  • ARDIAN in the sale of ADA International to Moonlake Capital
  • Sellers and Solaris Bus & Coach, a European manufacturer of public transportation vehicles, in its acquisition by multinational transportation group CAF
  • 3i on the sale of ATESTEO, an international drivetrain testing specialist, to IHO Holding GmbH & Co. KG, a holding company of the Schaeffler family
  • Railpool on the development and manufacturing agreement of hybrid locomotives with Toshiba Corp.
  • PAI Partners on its investment in Refresco, the Dutch-listed leading independent bottler of soft drinks and fruit juices
  • Cirtec Medical, a 3i portfolio company, on the acquisition of Vascotube GmbH
  • IK Investment Partners on the acquisition of Bretèche Industrie
  • Gantner Electronics, an ARDIAN portfolio company, on the acquisition of Syx Automations NV
  • UKA Meissen on its wind farm development projects in the U.S.
  • Allegion on the acquisition of the Trelock group*
  • Magna on the acquisition of Telemotive AG*
  • Allegion on the acquisition of SimonsVoss group*
  • Groupe Le Duff on the acquisition of Kamps*
  • Sulzer on the sale of the Metco division to OC Oerlikon*


*Transactions advised on prior to joining Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP



Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf, Second State Exam, 2013 Bucerius Law School, First State Exam, 2010

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Frankfurt am Main, 2013