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Dr. Marcel Hagemann, eMBA


CMS Hasche Sigle
Kasernenstraße 43-45
40213 Duesseldorf
Languages German, English

Marcel Hagemann advises on domestic and international M&A transactions which are often technology-related. Moreover, he advises his clients on setting up joint ventures, European Companies (Societas Europaea, SE) and complex shareholder structures. Marcel’s advice is regularly sought in the context of either avoiding corporate disputes (disputes between shareholders, post M&A disputes, D&O liabilities) or managing them.

Marcel heads the firm’s excellence cluster European Company Law and is a lecturer for the University of Münster’s postgraduate course on business law and restructuring.

Marcel joined CMS in 2004 and became a partner in 2011. In 2009, he was seconded to an international investment bank in London where he worked in the M&A advisory team.

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Relevant experience

  • Advising GFKL Financial Services AG on being acquired by Permira and on financing the transaction (volume: approx. EUR 600 million)
  • Advising on a number of fintech transactions in the payment transactions sector
  • Providing ongoing advice to a leading payment services provider
  • Representing TUI AG in connection with a post M&A dispute in connection with the disposal of TUI's plant construction and shipbuilding division to Babcock Borsig (volume: approx. EUR 170 million)
  • Advising Impreglon AG on its conversion into a European company (Societas Europaea, SE)
  • Advising PCC group on the disposal of its Polish logistics division, including Poland’s largest private railway, to Deutsche Bahn group
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Memberships & Roles

  • M&A Alumni e.V.
  • IMD Alumni Deutschland e.V.
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  • Handbuch Familienunternehmen und Unternehmerfamilien, Rechenberg/Thies/Wiechers (Hrsg.), "Europaeische Gesellschaftsformen" Schaeffer-Poeschel Verlag, 2016
  • Handbuch der Europaeischen Aktiengesellschaft, Frodermann/Jannott (Hrsg.), 4. Kapitel ("Satzung"), C.F. Mueller Verlag 2014, co-author: Franziska Tobies
  • Handbuch des Aktienrechts, Henn/Frodermann/Jannott (Hrsg.), 2. Kapitel ("Grundlagen"), C.F. Mueller Verlag 2009 und 2016, co-author: Dr Dirk Jannott
  • Forum Unternehmenskauf 2007, Dirk/Bruse/Saenger (Hrsg.), Kriterien für die Beurteilung der Branchenattraktivitaet für Private Equity-Gesellschaften, Nomos Verlag 2008
  • Handbuch der Europaeischen Aktiengesellschaft, Frodermann/Jannott (Hrsg.), Die Europaeische Aktiengesellschaft in den anderen Mitgliedsstaaten, C.F. Mueller Verlag 2005
  • Die Beendigung kombinierter Gewinnabfuehrungs- und Beherrschungsvertraege im Recht der GmbH, 2005, Dissertation, Duesseldorf
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Lectures list

  • Speech "5 Jahre Europaeische Aktiengesellschaft", Deutsches Eigenkapitalforum, 2009
  • Coaching für Aufsichts- und Beiratsmitglieder; Speech "Information und Vertraulichkeit", 2009
  • "Internationale Joint Venture in der Praxis", Workshop at IHK Duesseldorf, 2006
  • Speech on the new provisions of the stock corporation avoidance right by the Company Integrity and Modernisation of the Avoidance Right Act (UMAG), 2005
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  • 2007: Executive MBA (eMBA) with a focus on M&A
  • 2004: Admitted to the German bar
  • 2001 - 2003: PhD on a group law topic under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ulrich Noack
  • 2001 - 2002: Research assistant to Prof. Dr. Ulrich Noack in his department for civil, commercial and business law at the University of Düsseldorf
  • 2000: Second state examination in law in Düsseldorf
  • 1998: First state examination in law in Trier
  • Law studies in Trier
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