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ABOUT US

We advise and represent companies, their shareholders and executive bodies, primarily in the area of corporate law. Our particular focus concerns the law of stock corporations and corporate groups, transformation and takeover law, banking and capital markets law, as well as questions of compliance and corporate governance. Our expertise also includes commercial litigation as well as national and international arbitration proceedings; for example, for post-M&A disputes as well as issues of management and professional liability, including aspects of D&O insurance.

Our advisory services are based on many years of individual experience gained in various functions and positions: As a partner in a leading international law firm, advising corporates. As the in-house counsel of a large international exchange-listed conglomerate, paving the way for major corporate decisions. As a litigation specialist in the assertion of national and international clients’ interests in complex disputes. Our law firm combines this expertise gained from a variety of different perspectives. Efficient and hands-on approach in the pursuit of success for our clients.

We have deliberately kept our firm at a manageable size. This not only facilitates our handling of conflicts of interest but also enables us to provide efficient and unbiased advice, shaped by our personal proximity to our clients. At the same time, we maintain close personal relationships with leading practitioners in the fields of investment banking and communication consultancy as well as renowned legal academics and partners in leading law firms in Switzerland, Austria, Europe and the US.

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Professor Dr Hans-Christoph Ihrig

Born 1959. Legal studies in Heidelberg. First state examination in law, Heidelberg 1984, second state examination in law, Stuttgart 1987. Completion of doctorate as doctor iuris utriusque (Dr. iur. utr.) at the University of Heidelberg, 1990. Academic assistant at the Institute for Corporate Law (chair of Professor Dr Peter Ulmer) at the University of Heidelberg from 1985 to 1990. Partner at Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz in Mannheim until 2000. From 2000 to 2017, partner at Allen & Overy in Frankfurt. Since 2018, honorary professor at the University of Mannheim.

Professor Dr Hans-Christoph Ihrig has been advising companies – predominantly exchange-listed corporates – and their shareholders and executive bodies for almost three decades. Matters to which he brings particular insight and experience include corporate law, with a focus on the law of stock corporations and corporate groups, transformation law, capital markets law and the law of public company acquisitions. Professor Ihrig’s clients number a wide range of exchange-listed companies, including DAX-30 members. Boardroom advice, i.e. providing support to executive and supervisory boards within the corporate framework, particularly on questions of compliance and corporate governance and in connection with structural adjustments and major transactions, is an integral part of Professor Ihrig’s work. He also sits on the advisory board of a family-owned company. MORE

Dr Nils Anderson

Born 1958. Legal studies in Mannheim and Heidelberg. First state examination in law, Heidelberg 1983, second state examination in law, Stuttgart 1986. Academic assistant at the chair of civil law, employment law and trade law of the University of Mannheim (under Professor Dr Günther Wiese) from 1986 to 1988, completion of doctorate as doctor iuris (Dr. iur). From 1989 to 2015, position as in-house counsel for various major companies, most recently as the general counsel of many years’ standing at an international exchange-listed industrial group. Self-employed lawyer since 2016.

During his many years as in-house counsel, Dr Anderson acted in a leading role for a large number of projects in the areas of corporate law, law of transformation and capital markets law. These projects also included a wide variety of mergers & acquisitions (e.g. of listed companies and cross-border) and the subsequent integration measures, complex corporate restructurings as well as the placement of equity and bond issues on the capital markets. In addition, Dr Anderson’s work centred around legal assistance to executive and supervisory boards, e.g. in connection with the conclusion and termination of executive contracts, the preparation and performance of general meetings as well as issues of compliance and corporate governance.



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Jens Stadtmüller

Born 1980. Legal studies in Heidelberg and Geneva. First state examination in law, Heidelberg 2005. Second state examination in law and admission to the bar in Frankfurt am Main in 2007. Until 2012, lawyer in the dispute resolution practice group of Salans LLP in Frankfurt am Main. From 2012 to 2018, lawyer at Schmitz & Partner in Frankfurt am Main in the area of litigation and arbitration.

Jens Stadtmüller specialises in complex commercial disputes. For the past ten years, he has been representing national and international clients in civil-law disputes and arbitration proceedings; in addition, he also acts as a party-nominated arbitrator. As a litigation specialist, he also regularly assists and advises, behind the scenes, on current and impending law suits (dispute consulting).

The focus of Jens Stadtmüller’s work is on the areas of corporate and insurance law, banking and capital markets law as well as trade law. He regularly represents high-profile clients in matters concerning D&O liability/management liability and the professional liability of members of the advisory professions, such as auditors, tax advisers and lawyers. Jens Stadtmüller possesses broad-based expertise in assisting during internal investigations on issues of compliance and corporate governance.

He also represents clients in national and international arbitration proceedings with a trade and corporate law background, with his main focus being on post-M&A disputes. In addition, Jens Stadtmüller has many years of experience in banking and capital markets law litigation on behalf of renowned banks and companies, including mass actions and proceedings under the German Capital Markets Test Case Act (KapMuG). MORE

NEWS

Ihrig & Anderson is honoured as "TOP-Firm 2019 for Company Law“ by WirtschaftsWoche in its current ranking and Prof. Dr. Hans-Christoph Ihrig is recommended as “TOP-Lawyer 2019”.

https://www.wiwo.de/my/erfolg/beruf/arbeitsrechtler-verraet-warum-top-manager-heute-schneller-gefeuert-werden/24393072.html

 

Global Chambers 2019 lists Professor Dr Hans-Christoph Ihrig as a recommended lawyer.

https://chambers.com/profile/individual/29371?publicationTypeId=2

 

Honorary professorship for Dr Hans-Christoph Ihrig

The University of Mannheim has appointed Dr Hans-Christoph Ihrig as an honorary professor.

 

The current JUVE Handbook 2018/2019 lists Ihrig & Anderson Rechtsanwälte as a recommended law firm.

https://www.juve.de/handbuch/de/2019/eintrag/15829

 

Ihrig & Anderson Rechtsanwälte expand their dispute resolution capabilities.

With the appointment of Jens Stadtmüller, the Mannheim-based law firm with a focus on corporate and capital markets law gained an experienced litigator with effect from 1 August.

Mr Stadtmüller has been focussing on litigation and arbitration proceedings for over ten years. He commenced his career in the dispute resolution practice group of Salans LLP (now Dentons) where he litigated, inter alia, banking and capital markets law disputes, including proceedings under the German Capital Markets Test Case Act (KapMuG). In 2012, he moved to Schmitz & Partner in Frankfurt, where he represented, among others, Telekom in a number of test cases brought by investors. One of these suits (concerning a second public offering) has already been concluded with binding effect. At the same time, Mr Stadtmüller expanded his litigation expertise in the area of professional and management liability, including D&O. Over the past few years, he has increasingly intensified his profile in the field of arbitration, primarily with a corporate-law focus in connection with post M&A disputes.

Dr Hans-Christoph Ihrig, who established the law firm in August 2017 together with Dr Nils Anderson, said: “We are excited to have found a well-versed young colleague in Jens Stadtmüller, who has a pronounced practice focus on corporate and capital markets law litigation and dispute resolution, bringing a high level of practical expertise to the table, in the field of management liability in particular. Within our firm, Mr Stadtmüller will be responsible for dispute resolution and the further expansion of this practice area, complementing our traditional advisory focus areas while at the same pursuing a homogeneous extension of our current portfolio.“

Mannheim, July 2018

https://www.juve.de/nachrichten/namenundnachrichten/2018/07/prozesspraxis-ihrig-anderson-holt-verstaerkung-von-schmitz-partner

 

Ihrig & Anderson advising RWE Supervisory Board on Innogy deal with E.ON.

https://www.juve.de/nachrichten/deals/2018/03/innogy-aufgeteilt-e-on-und-rwe-setzen-bei-energie-deal-auf-inhouseteams-linklaters-und-freshfields

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Professor Dr Hans-Christoph Ihrig

Born 1959. Legal studies in Heidelberg. First state examination in law, Heidelberg 1984, second state examination in law, Stuttgart 1987. Completion of doctorate as doctor iuris utriusque (Dr. iur. utr.) at the University of Heidelberg, 1990. Academic assistant at the Institute for Corporate Law (chair of Professor Dr Peter Ulmer) at the University of Heidelberg from 1985 to 1990. Partner at Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz in Mannheim until 2000. From 2000 to 2017, partner at Allen & Overy in Frankfurt. Since 2018, honorary professor at the University of Mannheim.

Professor Dr Hans-Christoph Ihrig has been advising companies – predominantly exchange-listed corporates – and their shareholders and executive bodies for almost three decades. Matters to which he brings particular insight and experience include corporate law, with a focus on the law of stock corporations and corporate groups, transformation law, capital markets law and the law of public company acquisitions. Professor Ihrig’s clients number a wide range of exchange-listed companies, including DAX-30 members. Boardroom advice, i.e. providing support to executive and supervisory boards within the corporate framework, particularly on questions of compliance and corporate governance and in connection with structural adjustments and major transactions, is an integral part of Professor Ihrig’s work. He also sits on the advisory board of a family-owned company.

The relevant industry publications, such as JUVE and Chambers, regularly recommend Professor Dr Hans-Christoph Ihrig. JUVE, for example, has been listing Professor Ihrig as one of the leading senior partners in the area of corporate law for many years. In its “Best Lawyers” survey, the German trade publication Handelsblatt awarded Professor Ihrig in 2017 the distinction of being the lawyer of the year in the field of corporate law. Chambers Global 2018 lists Professor Ihrig in the sections “Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability” and “Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market” for Germany, in each case volume 2.

Professor Ihrig is an honorary professor at the University of Mannheim and also teaches at the Mannheim Business School. He is a long-standing member of the trade law committee of the German Bar Association (Deutscher Anwaltsverein) and has published comprehensively on commercial law topics (most recently, for example, “Wissenszurechnung im Kapitalmarktrecht – untersucht anhand der Pflicht zur Ad-hoc-Publizität gemäß Art. 17 MAR” (Attribution of knowledge under capital markets law – examination based on the requirement of ad hoc publicity pursuant to Art 17 of the MAR) ZHR 181 [2017] 381 – 415.


PUBLICATIONS

Monographs and Articles in Commentaries, Reference Books and Festschriften

Semler/Stengel. The German Transformation Act (Umwandlungsgesetz), 4th ed. 2017, comments on sections 39-45e, annex 137, sections 226-228, 230-237

The German Stock Corporation Act (Aktienrecht), in: Heidel/Pauly/Amend, AnwaltFormulare, 8th ed. 2015, Section 1 of the German Stock Corporation Act (co-authored with Jens Wagner)

Happ, German Stock Corporation Law (Aktienrecht), 4th ed. 2015, revision of chapter 12.05 (Conditional capital increase) and chapter 12.06 (Authorised capital)

Reichert: GmbH & Co. KG, 7th ed. 2015, revision of sections 10 (Grounds for new formation), 20 (Corporate capital and raising capital), 24 (Participation in profits and losses, withdrawals), 42 and 43 (Personal liability of partners), 52 (Merger), 54 (Demerger), 56 (Change of legal form)

Ihrig/Schäfer, Rights and Duties of the Management Board (Rechte und Pflichten des Vorstands), 2014

Ad hoc obligations in protracted processes – practical issues arising from the ECJ ruling in the “Geltl”-case in: Gesellschaftsrecht in der Diskussion (Discussing Corporate Law), volume 18

Discretionary powers and limits in connection with moves from the management board to the supervisory board (Gestaltungsfreiheit und -grenzen beim Wechsel vom Vorstand in den Aufsichtsrat), in: Festschrift for Michael Hoffmann-Becking, 2013, 618

The treatment of shares subject to repurchase agreements in a demerger (Die gebundene Beteiligung bei der Spaltung), in: Liber Amicorum for Martin Winter 2011, 297

Semler/Stengel. The German Transformation Act (Umwandlungsgesetz), 3rd ed. 2011, comments on sections 39-45e, annex 137; sections 226-228, 230-237

The decision-making powers of the general meeting on issues regarding the chairing of the meeting (Zur Entscheidungskompetenz der Hauptversammlung in Fragen der Versammlungsleitung), in: Festschrift for Wulf Goette, 2011, 205

Majority shareholders as dependent supervisory board members? (Der Mehrheitsaktionär als abhängiges Aufsichtsratsmitglied?), in: Festschrift for Hans-Jürgen Hellwig, 2011, 163 (co-authored with Manuel Meder)

On the claim for information on registered shares under section 67 (4) sentences 2 and 3 of the German Stock Corporation Act (Zum Auskunftsanspruch bei Namensaktien nach § 67 Abs. 4 Sätze 2 und 3 AktG), in: Festschrift for Uwe H. Schneider, 2011, 573

On the particular advantage of management and supervisory board members within the meaning of section 5 (1) no. 8 of the German Transformation Act (Zum besonderen Vorteil von Vorstands- und Aufsichtsratsmitgliedern im Sinne von § 5 Abs. 1 Nr. 8 UmwG) in: Festschrift for Georg Maier-Reimer, 2010, 297 (co-authored with Julian Redeke)

Foundations as members of company groups (Die Stiftung im Konzernverbund), in: Festschrift for Uwe Hüffer, 2010, 387 (co-authored with Andre Wandt)

Legal issues on the preparation of general meetings of listed companies (Rechtsfragen bei der Vorbereitung von Hauptversammlungen börsennotierter Gesellschaften), in: Festschrift for Sebastian Spiegelberger, 2009, 722 (co-authored with Jens Wagner)

On the protection of capital in spin-offs of stock corporations (Zum Kapitalschutz bei der Spaltung von Aktiengesellschaften), in: Festschrift for Karsten Schmidt, 2009, 779

The German stock corporation and the German partnership limited by shares (Die Aktiengesellschaft (AG) und die Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien (KGaA)), in: Arens, AnwaltFormulare Gesellschaftsrecht, 3rd ed. 2007 (co-authored with Jens Wagner)

Corporate body liability and enforcement of liability, including at a one-tier SE (Organschaftliche Haftung und Haftungsdurchsetzung unter Berücksichtigung der monistisch verfassten SE), in: Bachmann/Casper/Schäfer/Weil, Steuerungsfunktionen des Haftungsrechts im Gesellschafts- und Kapitalmarktrecht, 2007, 17

Resolved and outstanding issues in connection with the simplified exclusion of shareholders' subscription rights under section 186 (3) sentence 4 of the German Stock Corporation Act (Geklärtes und Ungeklärtes zum Vereinfachten Bezugsrechtsausschluss nach § 186 Abs. 3 Satz 4 AktG), in: Liber Amicorum for Wilhelm Happ, 2006, 109

Criticism of court rulings on partners' liability in a German limited liability company – Is this the wrong route to take or an approach for the future? (Kritik an der Rechtsprechung zur Gesellschafterhaftung in der GmbH - Holzweg oder Konzept mit Zukunftsperspektive?), in: Henze/Hoffmann-Becking, RWS-Forum GesR 2003, 27

Treasury share options (Optionen auf eigene Aktien), in: Festschrift for Peter Ulmer, 2003, 829

Final and free disposal of contributions by shareholders of companies limited by shares (Die endgültige freie Verfügung über die Einlage von Kapitalgesellschaftern), 1991

Articles in Magazines and Collections

Attribution of knowledge under capital markets law – examination based on the requirement of ad hoc publicity pursuant to Art 17 of the MAR (Wissenszurechnung im Kapitalmarktrecht – untersucht anhand der Pflicht zur Ad-hoc-Publizität gemäß Art. 17 MAR), ZHR 181 (2017) , 381

New rules of game for supervisory boards – Guidelines provide guidance for investor negotiations – Best practice in a grey area of the law – Sense of judgement required (Neue Spielregeln für Aufsichtsräte – Leitsätze für Investorengespräche bieten Orientierungshilfe – Best Practice in einem gesetzlichen Graubereich – Augenmaß gefragt), Börsen-Zeitung Nr. 209, 29 October 2016, 13)

Diversity in the European company: Unclear provisions can be explosive (Diversity in der Europa AG: Unklare Regelungen bergen Sprengstoff), Interview together with Hans-Peter Löw, Börsen-Zeitung, 20 February 2016

2016 amendment of the German stock corporation law (Die Aktienrechtsnovelle 2016), BB 2016, 6-18 (co-authored with Andre Wandt)

Capital market transparency significantly expanded, new demands on voting rights notifications for listed companies and stricter penalties for breaches (Kapitalmarkttransparenz deutlich erweitert, Geänderte Vorgaben für Stimmrechtsmitteilungen bei börsennotierten Gesellschaften und verschärfte Sanktionen bei Verstößen), Börsen-Zeitung, 21 November 2015 (co-authored with Katharina Stüber)

Next round in the Geltl vs. Daimler case – No final decision by the BGH on ad-hoc announcements in connection with a sequence of events extending over a period of time (Das Geltl/Daimler-Verfahren in der nächsten Runde – Keine abschließende Weichenstellung des BGH für die Ad hoc-Publizität bei gestreckten Geschehensabläufen), AG 2013, 515 (co-authored with Christopher Kranz)

Remuneration payments under a consultancy agreement with a supervisory board member prior to approval by the supervisory board (Vergütungszahlungen auf einen Beratungsvertrag mit einem Aufsichtsratsmitglied vor Zustimmung des Aufsichtsrats) (BGHZ 194, 14 – Fresenius - II ZR 48/11), ZGR 2013, 417-435

Releasing oneself from the duty to publish inside information in ad-hoc announcements following the decision of the ECJ in the case Geltl vs Daimler − open issues regarding section 15 (3) WpHG (Die "Selbstbefreiung" von der Pflicht zur ad-hoc-Publizität von Insidertatsachen nach der Geltl/Daimler- Entscheidung des EuGH - Offene Streitfragen im Umgang mit § 15 Abs. 3 WpHG), Betriebs-Berater 9/2013, 451 (co-authored with Christopher Kranz)

Appropriate executive board remuneration three years after the entry into force of the German Act on the Appropriateness of Executive Board Remuneration (Die angemessene Vorstandsvergütung drei Jahre nach Inkrafttreten des VorstAG), supplement to ZIP 40/2012 (co-authored with Jonas Wittgens and Andre Wandt)

Open issues on specifying objectives for the composition of supervisory boards under the GCGC (Zweifelsfragen bei der Zielbenennung zur Zusammensetzung des Aufsichtsrats nach dem Kodex), ZIP 2012, 1210 (co-authored with Manuel M. Meder)

On the continuing liability for pension liabilities in the case of a demerger (Zur Nachhaftung für Pensionsverbindlichkeiten bei der Spaltung), ZIP 2012, 749 (co-authored with Christopher Kranz)

Market for public takeovers gains momentum – hostile takeovers are also possible (Markt für öffentliche Übernahmen belebt sich – auch feindliche Übernahmen sind möglich), AG 2011, R139- R141

The competencies in specifying the objectives for the composition of the supervisory board pursuant to section 5.4.1 GCGC (new version) at companies subject to co-determination (Die Zuständigkeitsordnung bei Benennung der Ziele für die Zusammensetzung des Aufsichtsrats gem. Ziff. 5.4.1 DCGK n.F. in mitbestimmten Gesellschaften), ZIP 2010, 1577 (co-authored with Manuel Meder)

Say on pay in German stock corporations ("Say on pay" in der Aktiengesellschaft), Finanzplatz, 2010

The eight most important recommendations for modification of the SE Regulation, European Business Organization Law Review 10, 2009, 285-289 (Co-author)

Is there an obligation to issue a declaration of conformity immediately upon the German Accounting Law Reform Act taking effect? (Pflicht zur umgehenden Abgabe einer Entsprechenserklärung mit Inkrafttreten des BilMoG?), ZIP 2009, 853-854

The managing directors of a one-tier SE: position, duties and liability (Die geschäftsführenden Direktoren in der monistischen SE: Stellung, Aufgaben und Haftung), ZGR 2008, 809-834

The European stock corporation and the board system (Europa-AG und Board-System), Going Public, 2008, 84

Individual issues on the liability for destruction of the economic basis of a company (Einzelfragen zur Existenzvernichtungshaftung als Binnenhaftung), DStR 2007, 1170

On the application of approval proceedings under section 246a of the German Stock Corporation Act to previous resolutions and resolutions that have already been registered (Zur Anwendung des Freigabeverfahrens nach § 246a AktG auf "Altbeschlüsse" und bereits eingetragene Beschlüsse), BB 2005, 1973 (co-authored with Holger Erwin)

The need to reform the liability provisions of section 93 of the German Stock Corporation Act (Reformbedarf beim Haftungstatbestand des § 93 AktG), WM 2004, 2098

The German Act on the Introduction of the European Company (SE) about to be adopted (Das Gesetz zur Einführung der Europäischen Gesellschaft (SEEG) auf der Zielgeraden), BB 2004, 1749 (co-authored with Jens Wagner)

Reaction of listed companies to the changes made to the German Corporate Governance Code (Reaktion börsennotierter Unternehmen auf die Änderung des Deutschen Corporate Governance Kodex), BB 2003, 1625 (co-authored with Jens Wagner)

Discussion paper for a German SE Implementation Act (Diskussionsentwurf für ein SE-Ausführungsgesetz), BB 2003, 969 (co-authored with Jens Wagner)

Legal protection of affected third parties under takeover law (Rechtsschutz Drittbetroffener im Übernahmerecht), ZHR 167 (2003), 315

The reform continues: The German Transparency and Disclosure Act will be enacted (Die Reform geht weiter: Das Transparenz- und Publizitätsgesetz kommt), BB 2002, 789 (co-authored with Jens Wagner)

German Corporate Governance Code: The compliance statement and its correction during the year (Corporate Governance: Kodex-Erklärung und ihre unterjährige Korrektur), BB 2002, 2509 (co-authored with Jens Wagner)

Volume limits for actions affecting a stock corporation's capital (Volumengrenzen für Kapitalmaßnahmen der AG), NZG 2002, 657 (co-authored with Jens Wagner)

Agreements on a voluntary introduction or extension of co-determination (Vereinbarungen über eine freiwillige Einführung oder Erweiterung der Mitbestimmung), NZG 1999, 333 (co-authored with Michael Schlitt)

On the content of liability in the event of a spin-off (Zum Inhalt der Haftung bei der Spaltung), ZHR Supplement 68, 1998

The German partnership limited by shares following the ruling by the Federal Supreme Court of 24 February 1997 (Die KGaA nach dem Beschluss des BGH vom 24.02.1997), ZHR-Beiheft 67, 1998, 33 (co-authored with Michael Schlitt)

The 'small' stock corporation and other features of the reform of German stock corporation law (Die 'kleine' Aktiengesellschaft, und sonstige Neuerungen der Aktienreform), NJW 1998, 473

Stock corporations and the euro: the need for action and options open to stock corporations on the occasion of the introduction of the euro on 1 January 1999 (Aktiengesellschaft und Euro, Handlungsbedarf und Möglichkeiten der Aktiengesellschaften anlässlich der Euro-Einführung zum 01.01.1999), NZG 1998, 201 (co-authored with Georg Streit)

Securing bank loans by way of land charges and assignment of rent receivables (Sicherung eines Bankkredits durch Grundschuld und Abtretung der Mietforderungen), WiB 1996, 1184

Mergers and spin-offs not involving the granting of new shares (Verschmelzung und Spaltung ohne Gewährung neuer Anteile), ZHR 160 (1996), 317

Creditor protection by raising capital in the case of mergers and spin-offs under the new transformation law (Gläubigerschutz durch Kapitalaufbringung bei Verschmelzung und Spaltung nach neuem Umwandlungsrecht), GmbHR 1995, 622

Discussion report on the ZHR symposium (talks by Zöllner and Winter) (Diskussionsbericht zum ZHR-Symposium (Referate Zöllner und Winter)), ZHR 158 (1994), 97

Report on the 1988 German Lawyers' Forum, I. Section: Non-marital partnerships (Bericht DJT 1988, I. Abteilung: Nichteheliche Lebensgemeinschaft), JZ 1989, 31

The legal nature of a founding organisation comprising one member (Die Rechtsnatur der Einmann-Gründungsorganisation), GmbHR 1988, 373 (co-authored with Peter Ulmer)

The realisation of shells of German limited liability companies (Die Verwertung von GmbH-Mänteln), Betriebs-Berater 1988, 1197

A new type of bond: zero bonds (Ein neuer Anleihetyp: Zerobonds), ZIP 1985, 1169 (co-authored with Peter Ulmer)

Book Reviews

Assmann/U.H. Schneider/Mülbert, Securities Trading Law (Wertpapierhandelsrecht), 7th ed. 2019, AG 2019

Schmidt/Lutter, The German Stock Corporation Act (Aktiengesetz), 3rd new and revised edition 2015, WM 2016, 1811

Wachter, The German Stock Corporation Act (Aktiengesetz), 2nd ed. 2014, WM 2015, 747

Assmann/Schneider, The German Securities Trading Act (WpHG), 5th ed. 2009, AG 2009, 555

Brouwer, Reservations of approval of the supervisory board under the law on stock corporations and limited liability companies (Zustimmungsvorbehalte des Aufsichtsrats im Aktien- und GmbH-Recht), Die AG 2008, 911

Hoffmann-Becking(Hrsg.), Münchener Handbuch des Gesellschaftsrechts, volume 4, The Stock Corporation (Aktiengesellschaft), Die AG 2008, 52

Hüffer, The German Stock Corporation Act (Aktiengesetz), 6th ed. 2004, AG 2004, 571

Kantak, Formation of a shell company (Mantelgründung), Peters, The shell of a German limited liability company (Der GmbH-Mantel), Meyding, The shell company with limited liability (Die Mantel-GmbH), ZHR 1990, 188

Miltner, Contributions in cash, contributions in kind and their hiding under the law governing limited liability companies (Bareinlage, Sacheinlage und ihre Verschleierung im Recht der GmbH), ZHR 153 (1989), 505

Kirchner, Bibliography on Company and Corporate Law 1950-1985 (Bibliographie zu Unternehmens- und Gesellschaftsrecht 1950-1985), ZHR 153 (1989), 475

Meilicke, Hidden contributions in kind (Die verschleierte Sacheinlage), ZHR 153 (1989) 354

Comments on Decisions and Judgments

Comments on the judgment by the Federal Supreme Court of 22 March 2011 (II ZR 229/09), in: BB 2011, 1617-1618 (The power of minority shareholders to contest a squeeze-out resolution after it has been validly registered in the commercial register (Die Anfechtungsbefugnis des Minderheitsaktionärs nach wirksamer Eintragung des Squeeze-out-Beschlusses ins Handelsregister)) (co-authored with Vanessa Seibel)

Comments on the decision by the Federal Supreme Court of 23 June 1997 (II ZR 132/93), in: WiB 1997, 1181-1182 (Exclusion of subscription rights in the event of a capital increase from authorised capital (Genehmigtes Kapital und Bezugsrechtsausschluss)

Comments on the decision by the Federal Supreme Court of 18 November 1996 (II ZR 207/95), in: WiB 1997, 246-247 (Asserting claims under a guarantee under equity substitution rules (Inanspruchnahme für Bürgschaft nach Eigenkapitalersatzregeln))

Comments on the decision by the Federal Supreme Court of 4 March 1996 (II ZR 89/95), in: WiB 1996, 479-481 (Agreement as precondition for the principles of hidden contributions in kind to apply (Abrede als Voraussetzung für die Grundsätze der verdeckten Sacheinlage))

Comments on the decision by the Federal Supreme Court of 20 May 1996 (II ZR 190/95), in: WiB 1996, 841-842 (No (general) invalidity of the assignment of remuneration claims of a German limited liability company's managing director to a third party) (Keine (generelle) Nichtigkeit der Abtretung von Vergütungsansprüchen eines GmbH-Geschäftsführers an Dritten))

Commentator of Statements by the German Bar Association's Commercial Law Committee

Statement (69/2014) on the German Corporate Governance Code, NZG 2015, 86 (Deutsche Corporate Governance Kodex)

Statement (58/2014) on the proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and the European Council regarding cooperations with limited liablity and a sole shareholder, NZG 2014, 1372 (Zum Vorschlag für eine Richtlinie des Europäischen Parlaments und des Rats über Gesellschaften mit beschränkter Haftung mit einem einzigen Gesellschafter)

Statement (25/12) on the government draft for the 2012 amendment of the German stock corporation law, NZG 2012, 380 (Regierungsentwurf der Aktienrechtsnovelle 2012)

Statement (13/12) on the amendments proposed by the Government Commission for the German Corporate Governance Code on 1 February 2012, NZG 2012, 225 (Änderungsvorschläge der Regierungskommission Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex vom 1. Februar 2012)

Statement (07/11) on the ministerial draft bill for an act amending the German Stock Corporation Act (2011 amendment of the German stock corporation law), NZG 2011, 217 (Entwurf eines Gesetzes zur Änderung des Aktiengesetzes (Aktienrechtsnovelle 2011))

Statement (32/09) on the draft for an act on the appropriateness of executive board remuneration, NZG 2009, 612 (Entwurf eines Gesetzes zur Angemessenheit der Vorstandsvergütung (VorstAG))

Statement (17/09) on the Commission proposal for a Council Regulation on the statute of the European private company, (Vorschlag der Kommission für eine Verordnung des Rates über das Statut der Europäischen Privatgesellschaft)

Statement (57/07) on the government draft for an act limiting the risks associated with financial investments (Risk Limitation Act), NZG 2008, 60 (Entwurf eines Gesetzes zur Begrenzung der mit Finanzinvestitionen verbundenen Risiken (Risikobegrenzungsgesetz))

Statement (46/07) on ensuring legal certainty regarding convertible bonds of German stock corporations, NZG 2007, 857 (Herstellung von Rechtssicherheit für Wandelschuldverschreibungen deutscher Aktiengesellschaften)

Statement (27/07) on award proceedings relating to the transformation of the legal form of a company and to capital increases by way of contribution in kind and the settlement of the compensation claim in the form of shares, NZG 2007, 497 (Spruchverfahren bei Umwandlung und Sachkapitalerhöhung und Erfüllung des Ausgleichsanspruchs durch Aktien)

Statement (47/06) on the government draft for a second act amending the German Transformation Act, NZG 2006, 737 (Entwurf eines Zweiten Gesetzes zur Änderung des Umwandlungsgesetzes)

Statement (21/05) on the government draft for an act on corporate integrity and modernisation of the law of avoidance, NZG 2005, 388 (Entwurf eines Gesetzes zur Unternehmensintegrität und Modernisierung des Anfechtungsrechts (UMAG))

Statement (35/04) on the government draft for an act on the introduction of the European company (Societas Europaea), NZG 2004, 957 (Entwurf eines Gesetzes zur Einführung der Europäischen Gesellschaft (SEEG))

Statement (20/04) on the ministerial draft bill for an act on corporate integrity and modernisation of the law of avoidance, NZG 2004, 555 (Entwurf eines Gesetzes zur Unternehmensintegrität und Modernisierung des Anfechtungsrecht (UMAG))

Statement (65/03) on the discussion draft of an act implementing Council Regulation (EC) No. 2157/2001 of 8 October 2001 on the Statute for a European company (SE) (SE Implementation Act), NZG 2004, 75 (Diskussionsentwurf eines Gesetzes zur Ausführung der Verordnung (EG) Nr. 2157/2001 des Rates vom 8. Oktober 2001 über das Statut der Europäischen Gesellschaft (SE) (SE-Ausführungsgesetz-SEAG))

Statement (13/03) on the legislative proposals of the Government Commission for the German Corporate Governance Code, supplement BB 2003, issue no. 19, 1 (Gesetzgebungsvorschläge der Regierungskommission Corporate Governance)

Statement (04/02) on the ministerial draft bill for an act on the further reform of stock corporation and accounting law on transparency and disclosure (Transparency and Disclosure Act), NZG 2002, 115 (Entwurf eines Gesetzes zur weiteren Reform des Aktien- und Bilanzrechts zu Transparenz und Publizität (Tranzparenz- und Publizitätsgesetz))

Statement (46/01) on the government draft for an act regulating corporate acquisitions and public offers to purchase securities, NZG 2001, 1003 (Entwurf eines Gesetzes zur Regelung von öffentlichen Angeboten zum Erwerb von Wertpapieren und von Unternehmensübernahmen (WpÜG))

Statement (13/01) on the draft bill of the Federal Ministry of Finance for an act regulating corporate acquisitions and public offers to purchase securities, NZG 2001, 420 (Referentenentwurf des Bundesministeriums der Finanzen für ein Gesetz zur Regelung von öffentlichen Angeboten zum Erwerb von Wertpapieren und von Unternehmensübernahmen)

Jens Stadtmüller

Born 1980. Legal studies in Heidelberg and Geneva. First state examination in law, Heidelberg 2005. Second state examination in law and admission to the bar in Frankfurt am Main in 2007. Until 2012, lawyer in the dispute resolution practice group of Salans LLP in Frankfurt am Main. From 2012 to 2018, lawyer at Schmitz & Partner in Frankfurt am Main in the area of litigation and arbitration.

Jens Stadtmüller specialises in complex commercial disputes. For the past ten years, he has been representing national and international clients in civil-law disputes and arbitration proceedings; in addition, he also acts as a party-nominated arbitrator. As a litigation specialist, he also regularly assists and advises, behind the scenes, on current and impending law suits (dispute consulting).

The focus of Jens Stadtmüller’s work is on the areas of corporate and insurance law, banking and capital markets law as well as trade law. He regularly represents high-profile clients in matters concerning D&O liability/management liability and the professional liability of members of the advisory professions, such as auditors, tax advisers and lawyers. Jens Stadtmüller possesses broad-based expertise in assisting during internal investigations on issues of compliance and corporate governance.

He also represents clients in national and international arbitration proceedings with a trade and corporate law background, with his main focus being on post-M&A disputes. In addition, Jens Stadtmüller has many years of experience in banking and capital markets law litigation on behalf of renowned banks and companies, including mass actions and proceedings under the German Capital Markets Test Case Act (KapMuG).


PUBLICATIONS

Dispute Consulting - Ein weites Feld: Von „kleiner Mann im Ohr“ bis zu „hired gun“ (DisputeResolution 06/2015)

Class action around the corner? - Den durch die Kommission gegebenen Spielraum nutzen (DisputeResolution 09/2014)

Schiedsrichterhaftung ist kein Tabu - In der Praxis sind individualvertragliche Regelungen im Vorfeld zu empfehlen (DisputeResolution 03/2014)