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Lawyers for private clients

An interdisciplinary and international approach is the hallmark of our lawyers for private clients when advising high net worth individuals and (family) business owners on all legal and tax matters related to their private affairs. 

We also act on behalf of banks, asset managers and family offices. We work with them to develop bespoke solutions on behalf of our clients, as well as advising them directly on wealth management issues.

The range of services provided by our lawyers for private clients covers all aspects of wealth and succession planning, from asset and succession structuring, contractual and financing matters to contingency planning and personal tax planning in matters relating to matrimonial property law. We also represent private clients and businesspersons in court proceedings and vis-à-vis government bodies.

The CMS Private Clients Specialty Group within the international CMS organisation offers cross-border wealth management and succession planning for global business-owning families and high net worth individuals.

Details of our lawyers for private clients are listed below. Please feel free to contact them at any time.

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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...
Björn Demuth
Dr. Björn Demuth
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt, Tax Adviser | Fachanwalt für Steuerrecht (Certified lawyer for tax law) | Head of Tax, CMS Germany
Germany, Stuttgart
Björn Demuth’s practice focuses on corporate compliance, succession planning and tax law. He is a tax advisor and certified tax lawyer with long-standing experience advising his clients on the German...
Ralph Drouven
Dr. Ralph Drouven
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Cologne
Ralph's transactional experience ranges from public and private M&A, joint ventures and other business combination agreements to private equity and venture capital and corporate restructurings. He has...
Martin Erker
Prof. Dr. Martin Erker
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Munich
Martin Erker is a corporate law expert who in particular advises German and international clients on the legal issues pertaining to partnerships and limited liability companies as well as on corporate...
Thomas Gerdel
Thomas Gerdel, LL.M.
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt, Tax Adviser | Fachanwalt für Steuerrecht (Certified lawyer for tax law)
Germany, Duesseldorf
Thomas Gerdel has long-standing experience advising his clients on all tax aspects of corporate and real estate transactions. He reviews entrepreneurial activities from a tax point of view, considering...
Regine Hagen-Eck
Dr. Regine Hagen-Eck
Part­ner
Rechtsanwältin
Germany, Stuttgart
Regine Hagen-Eck has many years of expertise as a lead advisor on complex restructurings, national and international M&A and venture capital transactions. She also advises her clients on an ongoing basis...
Christopher Lilien-Waldau
Christopher Freiherr von Lilien-Waldau
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Duesseldorf
Christopher von Lilien-Waldau advises companies, shareholders and investors on domestic and cross-border private equity and M&A transactions, including distressed M&A. He also advises financial investors...
Richard Mitterhuber
Richard Mitterhuber
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Head of Corporate / M&A, CMS Germany
Germany, Munich
Richard Mitterhuber advises German and international companies on transactions, reorganisations and insolvency-related corporate matters, such as distressed M&A, restructurings, cross-border mergers...
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...