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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.

Our practice comprises the following main areas:

  • Stock Corporation Law and Corporate Governance – this includes advising and representing listed and unlisted companies and their corporate organs
  • Joint Ventures and Reorganisations – covering the establishment of joint ventures and advising on restructuring, cross-border mergers and reorganisations of all kinds
  • Mergers & Acquisitions – comprising advice on corporate acquisitions and disposals
  • Family-Owned Companies - Our Corporate practice advises family-owned companies on the best legal set-up for their regional and sector-specific market environment

Focus

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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Ulrike Glueck
Dr. Ulrike Glueck
Man­aging Part­ner
Head of Corporate Practice Area Group and TMC Sector Group
China, Shanghai
Ulrike Glück is a renowned China expert and one of the leading lawyers advising German and international companies on M&A transactions and restructuring projects in China. After practicing law in Germany...
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...
Carolin Armbruster
Dr. Carolin Armbruster
Part­ner
Rechtsanwältin
Germany, Stuttgart
Carolin Armbruster advises on national and international M&A transactions and projects. She has a focus on the energy sector, both with respect to conventional and renewable energy sources. Her corporate...
Peter Baisch
Dr. Peter Baisch
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Stuttgart
Peter Baisch specialises in private equity and M&A transactions. He advises private equity firms and family offices that invest in medium-sized companies and real estate portfolios. His M&A work concentrates...
Antje Becker-Boley
Dr. Antje Becker-Boley
Part­ner
Rechtsanwältin | Head of Corporate / M&A, CMS Germany
Germany, Stuttgart
Antje Becker-Boley’s advisory practice focuses on M&A, investments and restructurings. She has special energy sector expertise and long-standing experience working with energy suppliers, manufacturers...
Sebastian Becker
Dr. Sebastian Becker, LL.M. (London Metropolitan University)
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Duesseldorf
Sebastian Becker has long-standing experience advising sellers as well as buyers on German and international M&A transactions. He specialises in private equity transactions and also regularly represents...
Martin Bell
Dr. Martin Bell
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Frankfurt
Martin Bell is an extremely experienced transaction lawyer, having advised on a multitude of M&A and private equity transactions as well as on corporate restructurings. German and international companies...
Hans Christian Blum
Hans Christian Blum
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Erbrecht (Certified lawyer for inheritance law) | Co-Head of the CMS Private Clients Group
Germany, Stuttgart
Germany, Cologne
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 family...
Cornelius Brandi
Cornelius Brandi
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Hamburg
Cornelius Brandi specialises in corporate and maritime law. Cornelius joined CMS Germany in 1983 (formerly Hasche Albrecht Fischer), became a partner in 1986 and was Managing Partner of the Hamburg office...
Malte Bruhns
Dr. Malte Bruhns, LL.M. (The University of Edinburgh)
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Cologne
Malte Bruhns is a partner in the corporate department of CMS, specializing in M&A, Private Equity and Venture Capital transactions. He has a particular sector focus on transactions in the digital (tech...