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. Prior to joining Willkie, Matthias was an associate at another international law firm. Matthias has a focus on infrastructure, transportation and chemicals.

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


  • CVC on its acquisition of a majority stake in The Quality Group
  • 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
  • Shareholders on the sale of El-Cab, a manufacturer of wire harnesses, to Amphenol
  • ARDIAN in its sale of Gantner Electronic Austria Holding GmbH to SALTO Systems
  • Austrian high-tech company Gantner, 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 AG 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