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Dr. Jonas Schwarz

Managing Associate, Frankfurt


Specialised experience in advising distressed companies and financial institution creditors and debtors on financial restructurings (out-of-court or in insolvency proceedings), often in a cross-border context, as well as advising on distressed M&A transactions and all matters of German insolvency law.

He has advised:

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers as insolvency administrator in connection with the insolvency of Lehman Brothers International (Europe)
  • E.ON SE on the split of its group into two separate listed companies
  • APCOA Group, Europe's largest carpark-service provider, on the financial restructuring of € 730m senior facilities and a € 30m super senior facility
  • Weltbild Publishing Group on the restructuring as well as providing advice thereafter to the insolvency administrator
  • Arndt Geiwitz Commerzbank AG as co-ordinator of the steering committee of senior lenders regarding the financial restructuring of Basler Fashion Group
Professional experience
  • 2017 to date Managing Associate, Linklaters
  • 2012 - 2017 Associate, Linklaters
  • 2014 Secondment J.P. Morgan
  • 2011 Traineeship (Referendariat), Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • 2007 - 2008 Research assistant, Hengeler Mueller
  • 2006 - 2007 Lecturer, bar review in Heidelberg and Mannheim
  • 2014 University of Heidelberg, Doctorate (Dr. iur.)
  • 2012 Second Legal State Examination (2. Juristisches Staatsexamen)
  • 2010 - 2012 Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt am Main, legal traineeship (Referendariat)
  • 2007 - 2009 University of Heidelberg, doctoral studies (law)
  • 2006 First Legal State Examination (1. Juristisches Staatsexamen)
  • 2001 - 2006 University of Heidelberg, law studies