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Lawyers for corporate succession

In addition to the objective of preserving the company for future generations, corporate succession focuses on maintaining the long-term independence of a business and ensuring it remains in safe hands. Our lawyers for corporate succession have been successfully advising business owners on corporate succession planning and implementation for decades. 

Our specialist lawyers start with the existing set-up. We examine the articles of association and ownership structure, contract details, management arrangements and financial basis. The aim here is to optimise structures, possibly through a change of legal form or a restructuring of the company under corporate law.

If there is no direct successor for the business, the CMS lawyers for corporate succession will develop alternative succession models such as a sale to management (MBO, MBI), bringing in outside investors or transferring the company to a family foundation. Our corporate law advice is always carefully aligned with the tax, family and inheritance law issues that business owners and successors face. 

In complex cross-border cases, our German lawyers for corporate succession call in experts from the CMS Private Clients Specialty Group within the international CMS organisation. 

The contact details of our corporate succession lawyers are listed below. Please feel free to get in touch at any time.

More information on our services around corporate succession can be found here.

 
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...
Daniel Otte
Dr. Daniel Otte, LL.M. (Boston Univ.)
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Handels- und Gesellschaftsrecht (Certified lawyer for commercial and corporate law)
Germany, Cologne
Daniel Otte advises entrepreneurs and family businesses on strategic management and equity interest issues. He is particularly experienced in corporate law disputes and represents clients in and out of...
Dirk Schauer
Dr. Dirk Schauer
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Erbrecht (Certified lawyer for inheritance law) | Head of Private Clients, CMS Germany
Germany, Stuttgart
Dirk Schauer advises entrepreneurs and private clients on national and international estate planning and corporate succession planning as well as on foundations. He advises on the structuring and protection...
Angelika Thies
Prof. Dr. Angelika Thies
Part­ner
Tax Adviser | Head of Tax, CMS Germany
Germany, Munich
Angelika Thies has long-standing experience advising family-owned businesses and groups on all German and international aspects of company taxation, particularly regarding complex restructurings within...
Oliver Thurn
Dr. Oliver Thurn, LL.M. (Univ. London)
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Munich
Oliver Thurn advises on M&A, private equity and real estate transactions, both in a national and cross-border context. Oliver also advises on corporate structuring matters. Having worked in London for...
Michael Schellenberger
Dr. Michael Schellenberger, Mag. rer. publ.
Prin­cip­al Coun­sel
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Erbrecht (Certified lawyer for inheritance law)
Germany, Stuttgart
Michael Schellenberger assists business owners and high net worth individuals with their asset structuring, corporate investment management, succession planning and matrimonial regime issues. He also...
Luise Uhl-Ludäscher
Luise Uhl-Ludäscher, Dipl.-Ökonomin, Dipl.-Finanzwirtin (FH)
Prin­cip­al Coun­sel
Tax Adviser
Germany, Stuttgart
Luise Uhl-Ludäscher specialises in tax planning, advising medium-sized family businesses and there owners and families as well as high-net-worth individuals on corporate succession and estate planning...
Anna-Lena Löcherbach
Anna-Lena Löcherbach, LL.M. (King's College London)
Coun­sel
Rechtsanwältin | Fachanwältin für Steuerrecht (Certified lawyer for tax law)
Germany, Munich
Anna-Lena Löcherbach advises medium-sized businesses as well as group companies mainly on mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions. She also advises entrepreneurs and businesses on general...
Jasper Stallmann
Dr. Jasper Philippi
Coun­sel
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Erbrecht (Certified lawyer for inheritance law)
Germany, Hamburg
Jasper Philippi (formerly Stallmann) advises private clients, entrepreneurial families and family offices on corporate succession and asset planning including cross-border aspects. He focuses on inheritance...
Georg Dietlein
Dr. Georg Dietlein, B.Sc. (BWL)
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Cologne
Georg Dietlein advises German and international companies on corporate law, with a focus on transactions, reorganisations and corporate disputes. He joined CMS in 2019