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Gerhard Wirth

Gleiss LutzLautenschlagerstrasse 21StuttgartGermany70173
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Global Leader

Corporate Governance - 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Gerhard Wirth has vast experience in the market and demonstrates a profound knowledge of sophisticated governance and corporate restructurings.


Of counsel Gerhard Wirth advises clients on general corporate law as well as on mergers and acquisitions. He has outstanding expertise in stock corporation law, corporate group law as well as transformations and mergers. He has acted for many major listed companies and has been involved in a number of important transactions in the financial services and insurance sectors.

His experience includes advising: ERGO on the squeeze-out; Hypo Real Estate on recapitalisation and squeeze-out; Bayerische Hypo- und Vereinsbank on a squeeze-out as well as on the disposal of its 77.53 per cent share in Bank Austria to UniCredito, and on the restructuring of its business in Central and Eastern Europe; Merck KGaA on the proposed €14.6 billion takeover of Schering AG, and on the sale of over 20 per cent of its shares in Schering to Bayer AG; and Procter & Gamble on the takeover of Wella AG.

He is singled out as one of the leading names in corporate litigation by the German legal directory JUVE and as senior statesman in corporate/M&A by Chambers GlobalWho's Who Legal: Germany describes him as “one of the best for stock corporate law".

Gerhard Wirth studied law in Tübingen and Hamburg, and attended the Academy of Administrative Science, Speyer. He sits on the supervisory and advisory board of various companies. He speaks English and German.

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WWL Ranking: Recommended
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