Michael Arnold is an outstanding corporate lawyer who has extensive experience in M&A deals and expertise in disputes arising out of corporate transactions.
Gleiss Lutz partner Michael Arnold has particular experience in corporate law with a special focus on stock corporation law and corporate litigation. He advises on board matters, shareholder meetings, corporate governance law issues and compliance. Additionally, Michael Arnold regularly assists German and international clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, public takeovers and general corporate work.
Michael Arnold's work includes advising the supervisory boards of Volkswagen AG and AUDI AG – advice on emission matter/internal investigations; UniCredit Bank AG - advice and legal representation in civil proceedings in connection with so-called "cum/ex-transactions"; ZF Friedrichshafen on the carve-out and sale of its rubber and plastics business; Bayerische Hypo- und Vereinsbank on the disposal of its 77.53 per cent share in Bank Austria to UniCredit and on the restructuring in Central and Eastern Europe; supervisory board of TUI AG on its merger with TUI Travel plc; Getrag in the acquisition of a 30 per cent share of Getrag by Dana Corp; Robert Bosch on cross-border merger within the Bosch group; and Merck KGaA on the intended €14.6 billion takeover of Schering AG, the largest unsolicited takeover bid in Germany of the last 12 years.
Michael Arnold is singled out as one of the leading corporate rainmakers and one of the leading names in corporate litigation by the German legal directory JUVE. Additionally, he is recommended for corporate law by all major legal directories such as Who's Who Legal, Best 500 Legal Lawyers, Chambers Europe and Chambers Global.
Michael Arnold studied law in Tübingen, Geneva and Heidelberg. He has been an honorary professor at the University of Tübingen since 2014. In 2001 Michael Arnold was seconded to a leading international law firm in New York. He speaks English, French and German.