Corporate Law, M&A and Capital Markets

The corporate law practice is one of the firm’s key areas. Solid know-how, wide-ranging experience and industry expertise are taken for granted. Our advice in corporate law is further strengthened by our expertise in the fields of M&A and capital market law.

 Our advisory services comprise the following subjects:

General Corporate Law

  • Choice of legal form and foundation of companies, both nationally and internationally
  • Drafting of memorandum and articles of association, and rules of procedure
  • Foundation of subsidiaries
  • Ongoing corporate advice to shareholders, management and supervisory boards, managing directors, and advisory boards
  • Preparing and holding annual general meetings and other shareholder meetings
  • Company succession

Participation of Management and Employees

  • Participation schemes for top-performing managers
  • Share option plans

Restructuring and Reorganisation of Companies

  • Restructuring measures (mergers, splits, spin-offs and changes of corporate form)
  • Advice on recovery and restructuring during a business crisis
  • Introducing and reorganising the structure of a corporate group
  • Advice on capital measures
  • Squeeze-outs

Corporate Law Disputes

  • Conduct of a case, such as disputes between shareholders
  • Actions for avoidance and annulment
  • Bringing and defending damages claims against corporate bodies and D&O insurance
  • Arbitration and alternative dispute resolution
  • Prevention and risk management
  • Role as arbitrator

Corporate governance and compliance

  • Creating efficient organisational structures that comply with legal regulations
  • Ensuring that legal requirements are complied with by means of organisational procedures, guidelines and training sessions
  • Observance of legal requirements in project management

Chambers Europe 2018

Ranked Department of Hoffmann Liebs Fritsch & Partner:

Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market - Germany

What the team is known for

Compact team best known for its expertise in M&A transactions, venture capital financing and corporate structuring matters. A popular choice among mid-sized German companies, as well as Asian clients entering the German market. Particularly visible on share and asset acquisitions for energy and technology companies. New client wins include Kuhn Gruppe and Shanghai Baolong Automotive Corporation.


Clients note that the lawyers are “very flexible and always available,” and appreciate the “backup for other areas of law” at the firm's disposal.

Lawyers for Corporate Law, M&A and Capital Markets