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Dr. Heiko Wiechers

Partner
Rechtsanwalt

CMS Hasche Sigle
Schoettlestraße 8
70597 Stuttgart
Germany
Languages German, English

Heiko Wiechers is a corporate lawyer focussing on domestic and cross-border transactions and reorganisations. He advises his clients on foreign investments and on joint ventures, in particular with a focus on India.

Heiko’s clients include international groups as well medium-sized companies and family businesses. He has long-standing experience with shareholder disputes and advising family-owned companies on M&A transactions.

He joined CMS in 2002 and was made partner in 2009. In 2007/2008, he spent 10 months working with a leading law firm in New Delhi.

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Relevant experience


  • Advising shareholders of EVAGO Group on the involvement of KKA Partners
  • Advising Mersen Group on the acquisition of GAB Neumann GmbH
  • Advising private equity investor Seafort on taking over three companies from Auctus via a new transaction model
  • Advising VR Equitypartner GmbH on seling melvo to SC Johnson
  • Advising Voestalpine AG on acquiring automotive group Dancke
  • Advising US and Indian infrastructure project operators on selling two infrastructure projects in India to Goldman Sachs managed investment funds
  • Advising Smartrac N.V. on setting up a joint venture in India and on the subsequent sale of the shareholding to the Indian partner
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Memberships & Roles


  • German-American Lawyers‘ Association
  • VGR
  • German-Indian Round Table (GIRT)
  • Alumniorganisation IMD, Lausanne
  • Inter-Pacific Bar Organisation (IPBA)
  • International Bar Organisation (IBA)
  • German Asia-Pacific Business Association
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Publications


  • Herausgeber und Autor: Handbuch Familienunternehmen und Unternehmerfamilien, Juli 2016
  • Ausländer bleiben beim Firmenkauf benachteiligt, Nachrichten für Außenhandel, 10. September 2014
  • Quälend langsam geht es vorwärts, Asia Bridge 09/2014
  • Großer Fortschritt in kleinen Schritten, Asia Bridge 11/2013
  • Staatskasse soll von Auslandsgeldern profitieren, Nachrichten für Außenhandel Nr. 77, 22. April 2013
  • Ein Heer von Auslandsinvestoren, Asia Bridge 04/2013
  • Investoren erhalten mehr Sicherheit bei Schiedsverfahren, Nach-richten für Außenhandel Nr. 204, 22 October 2012
  • Mehr Sicherheit bei Schiedsverfahren, Asia Bridge 10/2012
  • How to avoid pitfalls when entering the Indian market, Business Guide Germany India 2012, Wegweiser Verlag 2011
  • Der Bund ist gelockert, Asia Bridge 5/2011
  • Neue Spielregeln für Public M&A in Indien, Asia Bridge 9/2010
  • Vermeiden von Risiken bei Investitionen in Indien, Business Guide Germany India 2009/2010, Wegweiser Verlag 2010
  • Investment Guide Indien, Schriftenreihe International, Südwestmetall, October 2009
  • Entering the German and European Market – A Guide to the Corporate Set up, Business Guide Germany India 2008/2009, Wegweiser Verlag 2009
  • BGH schafft mehr Klarheit bei Beteiligungen des Managements, CMS Report XII 2006
  • International Equity Plans: Legal Update 2nd Edition, WLG-Newsletter 2005
  • Zur Zulässigkeit von Vereinbarungen über Rückübertragungen gesellschaftsrechtlicher Beteiligungen von Managern und Mitarbeitern, Der Betrieb 2005, p. 2450, gemeinsam mit Dr. Tobias Schneider
  • Keine Aktienoptionen für Aufsichtsratsmitglieder, Beitrag für CMS Report IX 2004
  • Unternehmensfinanzierung durch Mitarbeiterbeteiligung, Beitrag für CMS Report IX 2004
  • Empfehlungen zur Gestaltung von Aktienoptionsprogrammen, in: Guski/Schneider, Handbuch Mitarbeiterbeteiligung, 29. Lfg. 2004
  • International Equity Plans: Legal Update 1st Edition, WLG-Newsletter 2004
  • Anmerkung zum Urteil des BGH vom 16.02.2004 - II ZR 316/02 betreffend die Gewährung von Aktienoptionen an Aufsichtsratsmitglieder, Der Betrieb 2004, p. 696;698
  • Amerikas Alternative zu Aktienoptionen, FAZ 19.11.2003, p. 29
  • "The changing face of global stock plans", Derivatives 10/2003 2003, p. 9;14
  • Der Schutz von Minderheitsaktionären von einer Konzernbildung durch das Übernahmegesetz (Diss.), 2003
  • The changing face of global stock plans, in: Kluwer Law International 2003, gemeinsam mit Stefan Sieling
  • Braucht jedes Unternehmen eine Corporate Governance?, Der Syndikus, 11/12 Ausgabe 2003, p. 9 ff
  • Die Beteiligung von Aufsichtsratmitgliedern am Unternehmenserfolg über die Ausgabe von Wandelschuldverschreibungen und die Bedienung von Aktienbezugsrechten, Der Betrieb 2003, p. 595 ff
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Lectures list


  • "Concluding agreements and conducting negotiating in India" Rhein-Neckar Chamber of Commerce, 26 November 2019 in Mannheim
  • "Legal frame conditions and features of investments and business transactions in India", Ulm Chamber of Commerce, 13 February 2019
  • "Concluding agreements and conducting negotiations in India" Chamber of Commerce and Industry Rhein-Neckar, Mannheim, 7 November 2018
  • "Legal possibilities to prevent and handle crisis situations in India" CMS Hasche Sigle event with OAV and Wamser + Batra, 18 October 2017 in Stuttgart"Legal aspects to consider when establishing a company in India " IHK Rhein-Neckar, 29 June 2017 in Mannheim
  • "Exports to India - service agreements" Chamber of Commerce and Industry Rhein-Neckar, Mannheim, 14 July 2016
  • "Exports to India - supply contracts" Chamber of Commerce and Industry Rhein-Neckar, Mannheim, 14 July 2016
  • "Current legal developments in India – Avoiding the tripwires", India Information Day – bw-i, June 2013 in Stuttgart
  • "India – The next step", CMS Hasche Sigle event with Wamser + Batra, May 2013 in Stuttgart
  • "How to avoid pitfalls - Möglichkeiten zur Vermeidung von Stolper-Steinen", Fürstenberg Forum, October 2011 in Donaueschingen
  • "Joint Ventures – how to avoid pitfalls", Indo German Investment Summit, September 2011 in Berlin
  • "How to formulate legal documents to avoid pitfalls in India-Wie können Stolpersteine bei Indienaktivitäten durch rechtliche Gestaltung vermieden werden ?", Indo German Business Forum 2011, July 2011 in Stuttgart
  • "Indo – European business relations – a legal perspective", European School of Management and Technology, December 2010 in Berlin
  • "Legal frame conditions for investments in India", Indo German Business Forum, July 2010 in Stuttgart
  • "Legal frame conditions for market entry in India", symposium "Recht in Indien", January 2010 in Berlin
  • "Navigating European Regulations", IFLR Conference, January 2010 in Mumbai
  • "Legal frame conditions for market entry in India", presentation of Investment Guide to India, October 2009 in Stuttgart
  • "Legal frame conditions for market entry in India", Indo German Business Forum, July 2009 in Stuttgart
  • "Legal aspects of establishing a business in India", Technische Akademie Esslingen, July 2009 in Esslingen
  • "M&A - Typical provisions in company transfer agreements and current developments", bfd, June 2009 in Hanover
  • "Expansion abroad – joint ventures and branches", 4th SME Conference Lake Constance, September 2008 in Friedrichshafen
  • "Legal frame conditions for market entry in India", Indo German Business Forum, July 2008 in Stuttgart
  • "Doing Business in Germany", lecture at HSBC Bank Investment Workshop, February 2008 in Mumbai
  • "Doing Business in Germany", lecture on behalf of the Office for Economic Development of the City of Stuttgart in Mumbai
  • "Backdating of Stock Options and Granting of Appreciation Awards", Annual Conference of the Global Equity Organization, April 2007 in London
  • "Addressing Recent Litigation Issues in your Award Agreements", Annual Conference of the Global Equity Organization, June 2005 in London
  • "Introduction to employee participation strategy" working group, Annual Conference of Arbeitsgemeinschaft Partnerschaft in der Wirtschaft e.V., June 2005 in Isernhagen/Hanover
  • "Employee participation from the financing aspect", CMS Workshop Mitarbeiterbeteiligung, March 2004 in Stuttgart
  • "Introduction to employee participation", 2003 Annual Conference of Arbeitsgemeinschaft Partnerschaft in der Wirtschaft e.V., October 2003 in Stuttgart
  • "Corporate Governance and Remuneration", Total Reward and Compensation Management, September 2003 in Berlin
  • Employee participation models, start-up fair (newcom), December 2002 in Stuttgart
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Education


  • 2003: PhD on a group law topic
  • 2000 - 2002: Lawyer in Berlin
  • 1998 - 2001: Research assistant at Technische Universität Berlin
  • 2000: Second state examination in law
  • 1997: First state examination in law
  • Law studies at Freie Universität Berlin
  • Training as Industriekaufmann (industrial management assistant) with Siemens AG
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