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Corporate / M&A Lawyers

Corporate success is based on translating ideas into reality, secure in the knowledge that they can be implemented lawfully. The highly experienced CMS Germany team is committed to providing precisely this kind of expert, proactive advice on all aspects of corporate law. Corporate law is one of our core activities – our team of more than 250 lawyers at eight German locations is among the largest in the country. In-depth knowledge, extensive experience and industry expertise are all integral to our service.

Our clients include companies of every size and sector in Germany and beyond, ranging from SMEs to DAX-listed corporations, public limited companies, family-owned businesses and foundations.

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We advise you and your company from start-up through to succession, offering a seamless cross-border service throughout Europe and worldwide with strong partner involvement.

The size and flexibility of our practice enable us to provide the right advisors for each matter, whether you need an experienced lawyer with industry expertise as your day-to-day contact or a large team to handle your transaction. When dealing with complex legal issues we bring experts together from all the practice areas of our firm and work closely with you to develop appropriate solutions. The same partner always remains your point of contact, coordinates the project throughout and takes direct responsibility. Personal service and maximum client confidence are thus ensured throughout.

This approach delivers excellent advice and sustainable solutions tailored to your specific needs.

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Hans Christian Blum
Hans Christian Blum
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Erbrecht (Certified lawyer for inheritance law) | Global Co-Head of Private Clients Group, CMS | Head of Private Clients Group, CMS Germany
Germany, Cologne
Germany, Stuttgart
Hans Christian Blum advises entrepreneurs and high-net-worth individuals. His clients primarily aim at protecting and preserving family businesses/family assets as well as keeping peace in the...
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Dr. Ulrike Glueck
Man­aging Part­ner
Head of Corporate Practice Area Group and TMC Sector Group
China, Shanghai
Ulrike Glueck is a renowned China expert and one of the leading lawyers advising international companies on M&A transactions and restructuring projects in China. After practicing law in Germany for...
Hubertus Kolster
Dr. Hubertus Kolster
Man­aging Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Berlin
Hubertus Kolster has been the managing partner of CMS Germany since 2011, and as one of Germany’s leading commercial law firms, CMS today has more than 600 lawyers and offices in eight major German c...
Dr. Jürgen Frodermann
Dr. Jürgen Frodermann
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Duesseldorf
Jürgen Frodermann advises companies on national and international M&A transactions and joint ventures. With more than 20 years of experience, he works on cross-border transactions and also advises ...
Shaghayegh Smousavi
Shaghayegh Smousavi, MBA, Maître en droit des affaires
Part­ner
Rechtsanwältin
Germany, Duesseldorf
Shaghayegh Smousavi focuses on cross-border transactions and financing, in particular in the energy sector. She has special local know-how and experience advising international companies on taking...
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Philipp Senff
Part­ner
Head of Compliance, CMS China
China, Shanghai
Philipp is recognised as leading corporate, compliance and risk management lawyer with over 15 years’ of China-related legal work and business experience. He has extensive experience in advising m...
Lichtenstein
Dr. Falk Lichtenstein
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Falk has been advising clients in corporate law, Chinese and international commercial law as well as dispute resolution since 2006. His clients comprise foreign companies and their Chinese ...
Dr Thomas Heidemann
Part­ner
Germany, Duesseldorf
Russia, Moscow
Thomas Heidemann is a Russia and Eastern Europe expert. He is based in Düsseldorf and Moscow where he advises on complex transactions in Russia as well as central and Eastern European countries. ...
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Dr. Christoph Schröder
Part­ner
China, Shanghai
As a member of the firm’s China Desk, Christoph Schröder advises companies on commercial and corporate law. He supports in particular Chinese state-owned and private enterprises in relation to their ou...
Martin Kuhn
Dr. Martin Kuhn
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Munich
Martin Kuhn specializes in stock corporation law and the group law and advises on cross-border transactions and reorganisations. He has advised on large IPOs in Germany and regularly works for...