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Dr. Hubertus Kolster

Managing Partner

CMS Hasche Sigle
Lennéstraße 7
10785 Berlin
Languages German, English

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 commercial centres plus five international offices. Hubertus’s advisory practice concentrates on corporate and business law as well as on M&A transactions, with a specific focus on assisting strategic German and international investors.

Hubertus joined one of CMS Germany’s predecessor firms in 1993 and has been a partner since 1997. In 1999 and 2000, he was seconded to firms in London and New York. From 2002 to 2008, he was the co-managing partner of the CMS office in Frankfurt and from 2009 to 2011 its managing partner.

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  • Jannott/Frodermann (Hrsg.), Handbuch der Europäischen Aktiengesellschaft, 2005, Mitautor 2005
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Lectures list

  • Lectures on investor and participation agreements, executive officer service contracts and commercial agency law
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  • 1993: Second state examination in law in Munich
  • 1992: PhD, awarded from the University of Goettingen
  • 1990 - 1993: Trainee lawyer in Bavaria, Cape Town (South Africa) and Berlin
  • 1990 - 1992: Research assistant at the University of Munich
  • 1990: First state examination in law in Munich
  • 1984 - 1989: Law studies at the Universities of Goettingen and Munich
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CMS aid pro­jects for Ukraine
Ber­lin – In­ter­na­tion­al com­mer­cial law firm CMS Ger­many was shocked by the at­tack on Ukraine. The firm and its staff wish to provide tan­gible as­sist­ance to people who are in need due to the war in Ukraine...
2021 traffic-light co­ali­tion – Im­pact of the co­ali­tion agree­ment
The “traffic-light” co­ali­tion com­pris­ing the SPD, the Greens and the FDP has now presen­ted its co­ali­tion agree­ment for the peri­od 2021 to 2025 in Ber­lin. The tri­part­ite al­li­ance is aim­ing to trans­form the so­cial mar­ket eco­nomy in­to a so­cial-eco­lo­gic­al mar­ket eco­nomy by fo­cus­ing on cli­mate and di­git­al­isa­tion is­sues. At the press con­fer­ence, the in­com­ing gov­ern­ment de­scribed it as the most ex­tens­ive mod­ern­isa­tion of the eco­nomy for more than a hun­dred years. We set out be­low how this is to be achieved, the op­por­tun­it­ies arising for your com­pany and the top­ics you need to be par­tic­u­larly aware of.
Fit for the fu­ture: CMS in­creases salar­ies and sup­ports new work styles
Ber­lin – Com­mer­cial law firm CMS Ger­many is up­dat­ing its re­mu­ner­a­tion mod­el for law­yers with ef­fect from 1 Janu­ary 2022. CMS has de­cided not only to in­crease salar­ies, but also to make the over­all mod­el...
Com­mu­nic­a­tion cat­egory: CMS picks up PMN Man­age­ment Award 2020
Ber­lin – CMS Ger­many has taken first place in the Com­mu­nic­a­tion cat­egory at the 12th PMN Man­age­ment Awards. Amélie von Schmettau, Head of Mar­ket­ing & Com­mu­nic­a­tions at CMS, ac­cep­ted the trophy at the...
CMS ap­points three new part­ners at start of year
Ber­lin – Com­mer­cial law firm CMS Ger­many is ex­pand­ing its part­ner­ship at the start of the new year by ap­point­ing three new part­ners from the Com­pet­i­tion & EU, Cor­por­ate/M&A and Dis­pute Res­ol­u­tion di­vi­sions...
CMS Hasche Sigle part­ner meet­ing: Dr Hubertus Kolster re-elec­ted as man­aging...
Ber­lin – Dr Hubertus Kolster has been re-elec­ted for an­oth­er four years as man­aging part­ner of com­mer­cial law firm CMS. The firm’s part­ners gave their over­whelm­ing ap­prov­al for Kolster’s third term...
Re­cog­nised with JUVE Award 2018: CMS Ger­many named Law Firm of the Year...
Ber­lin – Com­mer­cial law firm CMS Ger­many was re­cog­nised yes­ter­day even­ing with the JUVE Award 2018 as “Law Firm of the Year for Health­care”. Each year, in­dustry magazine JUVE se­lects law firms that...
CMS strengthens com­pli­ance prac­tice with Dr Rain­er Runte
Mu­nich – Dr Rain­er Runte, a dir­ect­or of Freseni­us Med­ic­al Care AG & Co. KGaA for many years, is join­ing CMS with ef­fect from 1 June 2018. Dr Runte will work as of coun­sel in the Cor­por­ate prac­tice area...
Re­cog­ni­tion at JUVE Awards 2017: CMS Ger­many named Law Firm of the Year...
Ber­lin – At yes­ter­day’s an­nounce­ment of the JUVE Awards 2017, CMS Ger­many was named Law Firm of the Year for Cor­por­ate Law.The reas­ons cited in the new JUVE Hand­book for re­cog­nising CMS in­clude the...
CMS re­lo­cat­ing to new of­fice in Theodor-Heuss-Straße, Stut­tgart, in 2020
Stut­tgart – CMS Hasche Sigle has signed the lease for its new of­fice build­ing in Stut­tgart. The com­mer­cial law firm is due to move in­to a planned new build on Ro­te­bühl­platz in Theodor- Heuss-Straße...
Hubertus Kolster re­ceives PMN Man­age­ment Award 2017 CMS Ger­many re­cog­nised...
Ber­lin – Dr Hubertus Kolster, man­aging part­ner of CMS in Ger­many, yes­ter­day re­ceived the PMN Man­age­ment Award. The Pro­fes­sion­al Man­age­ment Net­work (PMN) is a net­work of in­ter­na­tion­al com­mer­cial law...
“Di­git­al Eco­nomy and the Law”
Leg­al de­part­ments largely view di­git­al trans­form­a­tion as an op­por­tun­ity­Di­git­isa­tion presents new leg­al chal­lengesLeg­al tech is be­com­ing in­creas­ingly im­port­ant in the pro­vi­sion of leg­al ad­vice­Frank­furt/Main...