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Jens Kleinert practises as a lawyer and a certified tax lawyer, advising clients on all issues dealing with national and international tax law, in particular on the development of tax-optimised structures and the implementation thereof. This also comprises the development and application of capital market products, especially by using investment funds. He has broad experience in advising on complex restructurings and cross-border transactions. His focus is particularly on business succession ...
Dr. Stefan Kraus was admitted to the bar as a “Rechtanwalt” in 1988. He has worked for Liesegang & Rinke in Wuppertal, Arthur Andersen in Cologne (where he was appointed Partner in 1993 and Andersen Worldwide Partner in 1996), EY Law, Luther and, since 2017, Andersen, all in Cologne. He belongs to the Managing Board of Andersen in Germany and is a member of the eleven-person Board of Andersen Global. Dr. Stefan Kraus specializes in corporate law and M&A transactions. He al...
Carsten Laschet is a lawyer and managing Partner of Friedrich Graf von Westphalen & Partner. His practice focuses on liability and insurance law. He specialises in contract law, product liability law, directors' and officers' liability as well as Insurance Law. Carsten Laschet is a lecturer in teaching specialist insurance lawyers and a member of the Cologne Legal Association (Kölner Juristische Gesellschaft), the German Bar Association’s Working Group on Insurance Law (ARGE Ve...
Tobias Lenz is a lawyer and partner at Friedrich Graf von Westphalen & Partner. In addition, he is a professor for national and international commercial law at the Rhineland University of Applied Sciences (Rheinische Fachhochschule) in Cologne and the director of the Institute for Liability and Insurance Law (Institut für Haftungs- und Versicherungsrecht). Tobias’ main focus lies on product liability and insurance law, liability of managing directors and execute board members, ...
Johannes Ristelhuber completed his studies and legal clerkship in Cologne, Aix/Marseille and London. Prior to his studies, he completed an apprenticeship as an insurance clerk at the Gerling Group. In 1995, he began his career as a lawyer, initially exclusively as a litigator at the Cologne Higher Regional Court. In 2001 he joined CBH in Cologne as a partner. Johannes Ristelhuber advises companies, board members, managing directors and supervisory board members on all questions of directors&r...
Christiane provides advice on all matters of corporate law related to funds, corporations and growth-oriented companies, with a particular focus on M&A and venture capital transactions.Christiane studied law in Bonn. She completed her practical legal training at the Cologne Higher Regional Court, which included a stint at a leading international law firm in Düsseldorf.
Corporate Law Definition
For quite some time now, a lawyer advising on corporate law in the German market is required to have a thorough knowledge of private equity and venture capital transactions, meaning cross-border acquisitions, management buy-outs, investors’ participation, and shareholders’ exit strategies and due diligence reporting. In contrast, stock corporations will demand a more capital market-oriented experience, so that the advisor shall be in a position to assist with public takeovers, squeeze-outs, and delisting. Another steadily growing important field of corporate law covers corporate governance and compliance analysis, which means helping management and supervisory boards to avoid legal infringements and to comply with reporting obligations and insider-dealing regulations.
In most law firms, it is the corporate lawyer who is a company’s contact person. Consequently, it is the corporate lawyer’s task to build a team of experts covering the respective fields of law just like tax, real estate, labor, insolvency, or litigation, always having in mind to suit the client’s business needs by delivering cost-efficient, innovative, and effective solutions.
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