Andrea Metz, LL.M. (London)

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Andrea Metz, LL.M. (London), lawyer and partner at BUSE’s Frankfurt office

Andrea Metz, LL.M. (London), lawyer and partner at BUSE’s Frankfurt office

Andrea Metz, LL.M. (London), lawyer and partner at BUSE’s Frankfurt office

Andrea Metz, LL.M. (London) has been a partner at BUSE’s Frankfurt office since April 2021.

As an expert in corporate law and M&A, as well as restructuring and insolvency, Andrea Metz advises on national and cross-border company acquisitions and in crisis situations. She has particular restructuring expertise in distressed M&A-transactions and in advising both company directors and creditors at the intersection of corporate and insolvency law.

Andrea Metz has professional experience of advising clients for more than 20 years. Her strengths include an intuitive ability to find creative solutions in challenging situations, her excellent network and a pragmatic, commercially-aware approach built on many years spent working closely with auditors, restructuring experts and tax advisors.

Corporate and M&A

Andrea Metz advises companies and financial investors on the acquisition of companies, often involving a cross-border aspect. She also advises companies and corporate groups on the sale of companies or on Joint Ventures. In addition, Metz is frequently involved in Distressed M&A transactions (see also “Restructuring and Insolvency”).

Restructuring and Insolvency

Andrea Metz helps company directors to assess insolvency and advises on liability issues. She also advises creditors on the assertion of their claims prior to and during their contractual partners’ insolvency proceedings. Her clients include shareholders and supervisory boards. In Distressed M&A, Metz advises investors on the acquisition of insolvent companies, as well as advising insolvency administrators on sales processes and bidding procedures. She also has proven expertise in assisting companies undergoing pre-insolvency restructuring within the framework of the new German Act on the Stabilization and Restructuring Framework for Companies (StaRUG).

Specialism France / International:

Andrea Metz is specialised in Franco-German legal transactions: She advises French companies on launching in Germany and on subsequent expansion and acquisitions, and likewise helps German companies seeking to do the same in France. Both German and French companies rely on her expertise on cross-border bilateral and international insolvency law issues. Andrea Metz has an extensive network of advisors, companies and law firms in France and speaks business French fluently.

Andrea Metz furthermore has special links and established contacts in the Anglo-American sphere thanks to her LL.M. studies in London and a one year secondment in New York (1999/2000) at Ernst & Young’s International Tax Desk during her time at a major corporate firm (1999-2021).

Andrea Metz began her career in 1996 as legal advisor at Stella AG, a Hamburg-based company well known for operating and marketing musical theatres and productions. She studied at Johannes-Gutenberg Universität in Mainz and the Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, completing a Master of Laws (LL.M.) at the London School of Economics.

Lectures

Andrea Metz is a regular speaker at professional events and frequently takes part in specialist panel discussions, often as the Chair.

Memberships

  • NIVD – Neue Insolvenzverwaltervereinigung Deutschlands e.V.
  • Distressed Ladies – Women in Restructuring e.V.
  • Gesellschaft für Restrukturierung Deutschland – TMA Deutschland e.V.
  • brsi – Bundesvereinigung für Repositionierung, Sanierung und Interim Management e.V.
  • Club des Affaires de la Hesse e.V.
  • International Bar Association – Insolvency Committee and Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee (CHAGBE)
  • Lions Club Cosmopolitan Frankfurt e.V.