Matthias Elser advises German and international companies on all matters of corporate and group law, restructuring, and acquisitions.

He advised on numerous acquisitions, both on behalf of the seller and the purchaser, in Germany and abroad. His clients include publicly traded and owner-managed, mid-sized corporate groups.Matthias advises on matters relating to financing and group law.

Matthias studied in Tübingen, Aix-en-Provence (Maître en Droit 1989), and Washington, D.C. (LL.M. 1995). He qualified as a lawyer in Germany in 1994 and in New York in 1997.

He was one of the founding members in 1997 of the Frankfurt office of an international law firm that is associated with a large accounting firm. In 1998, he opened its Munich office, which he headed until his move to Osborne Clarke in 2005.

Matthias is the co-publisher of a handbook on corporate law, Burkert/Elser, “Die GmbH – Recht, Steuer” [The Limited Company – Law, Tax], Erich Schmidt publishing company, 2004, and co-author in Heidel, “Aktienrecht” [Stock Corporation Law], Nomos publishing house.

Weinert Industries AG

Osborne Clarke advises Weinert Industries AG on the acquisition of three Leoni subsidiaries


Osborne Clarke advises Signiant on acquisition of Lesspain Software, read more

Framode GmbH

Osborne Clarke advises Framode GmbH (Pimkie Germany) on protective shielding procedures, read more


Osborne Clarke named "Law Firm of the Year Germany 2020", read more


Osborne Clarke awarded TOP Law Firm 2020, read more

Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners

Osborne Clarke advises DTCP on sale of CoreMedia AG, read more


Osborne Clarke advises Kathrein on its conversion into a European company (SE) and group restructuring, read more

Total Media

Osborne Clarke advises Total Media on joint venture with Mediaplus, read more


Osborne Clarke advised Grifols on €220m acquisition of Haema, read more


Advised Puls on the acquisition of Etasyn, read more

Empresaria Group

Advised on the €14.6m acquisition of German recruitment company, Headway

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