In this chapter, we present Germany’s top 37 corporate governance specialists, chosen for their outstanding experience and expertise advising domestic and international companies on a range of matters, including shareholder meetings, supervisory and board liability, as well as compliance investigations and due diligence.
Most Highly Regarded
Hengeler Mueller showcases its dominant presence in the market with eight listings here.
Gerd Krieger is a seasoned lawyer with expansive knowledge of corporate law. He is distinguished by his decades of experience as a boardroom advisor to several high-profile companies.
Jochen Vetter is a “true corporate governance specialist” with an encyclopaedic knowledge of securities law, D&O liability issues and compliance matters that affect listed and family-owned businesses.
Hans-Jörg Ziegenhain regularly navigates shareholders and businesses through complex M&A transactions, joint ventures and takeovers.
Maximilian Schiessl comes “very highly recommended” by impressed peers who highlight his 25-plus years of experience advising companies on their M&A and capital markets transactions.
Andreas Austmann maintains a stellar reputation for his top-notch advice to publicly listed companies on cross-border spin-offs, restructuring issues, M&A transactions and corporate liability matters.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer excels with a total of five nominations in this chapter.
Christoph Seibt earns acclaim for his first-rate advice to boards of several German companies and family offices regarding corporate restructurings, governance issues and capital markets transactions.
Andreas Fabritius is a “seasoned lawyer” who provides top-drawer advice to domestic and international banks, funds and companies on issues ranging from liability and investigations to high-value transactions, asset swaps and takeovers.
Thomas Bücker stands out as a “vastly knowledgeable practitioner” with extensive experience advising listed companies on board liability and contentious matters, shareholder meetings, restructurings and cross-border mergers.
Gleiss Lutz is home to four lawyers highlighted this year.
Christian Cascante comes highly esteemed for his expansive knowledge of corporate law. He regularly advises listed and privately-held companies and their shareholders on high-value acquisitions and IPOs.
Gerhard Wegen is a pre-eminent lawyer with unrivalled expertise when it comes to advising high-profile companies on transactional matters, disputes and takeovers.
Michael Arnold is nominated for his significant expertise in and sweeping knowledge of stock corporate law and compliance issues.
Gerhard Wirth is renowned for his decades of experience advising companies on the full range of corporate law issues and is on the advisory board of several German companies thanks to his profound expertise.
With three decades of experience in the field, Tobias Bürgers of Noerr is recognised as an authority on corporate law.
Jörg Rodewald of Luther is a go-to for the full range of corporate governance matters including shareholder disputes, D&O liability issues and transactional advice.
Hermann Knott at Andersen Tax & Legal applies more than 30 years of experience to his first-tier advice on business restructurings, cross-border acquisitions, partnership disputes and joint ventures.
Jochem Reichert from Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz is “certainly a corporate specialist” according to peers who revere his expertise in disputes, corporate management and compliance issues.
Marc Löbbe is a go-to lawyer for supervisory board liability issues, transactional advice and the full range of corporate governance matters.
Hans-Ulrich Wilsing from Linklaters is distinguished by the breadth of his experience advising corporations on takeovers, restructurings and transactions.
Ralph Wollburg is a “prominent name in the market” with vast experience advising renowned German companies on complex cross-border issues including takeovers, structuring matters and shareholder activism.
Sources laud Hans Diekmann from Allen & Overy for his “strong focus on corporate governance matters” and “wealth of knowledge” regarding shareholder issues, corporate compliance and restructurings.
Hans-Christoph Ihrig of Ihrig & Anderson enjoys a strong reputation for his 30-plus years of experience advising listed companies and their shareholders on the full spectrum of corporate law issues.
From Latham & Watkins, Nikolaos Paschos is an “excellent corporate lawyer” with a broad focus spanning acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, takeovers and compliance matters for an array of companies across a variety of industries and sectors.