Prof. Dr Notker Polley studied law at the Freie Universität Berlin and the Wilhelms-University of Münster, Germany. He subsequently worked as a research assistant for Prof Dr Theodor Baums at the Institute for International Business Law at the Universities of Münster and Osnabrück. During his traineeship he worked for the German American Chamber of Commerce in Houston, Texas. He completed his second state exam in 1990 and joined Luther’s predecessor firm as a lawyer in 1992 and has worked for many years as an assistant lecturer at the University of Cologne, Germany, in the field of limited liability companies and partnership law. In 2013, the University of Cologne appointed Notker Polley as an Honorary Professor.
Notker Polley advises mid-sized companies and large corporations in all matters pertaining to corporate law. The focus of his advice lies in national and international reorganisations as well as corporate acquisitions and joint ventures. In addition, he advises management boards, supervisory boards and managing directors with regard to their rights and duties.