Petra Schaffner is a specialist in the areas of corporate/M&A and corporate compliance. She advises on all areas of corporate a partnership law, including providing advice on the law relating to stock corporations and corporate groups, D&O liability, corporate restructuring and preparing and conducting general meetings, shareholders' meetings and general assemblies.
One focus of her practice is advising on issues of corporate governance and (internal) structure of companies and groups of companies, including advising management boards and managing directors and also supervisory and advisory boards. This also includes supporting companies in connection with corporate codetermination.
In recent years, Petra Schaffner has also advised on numerous national and international corporate transactions. She has extensive experience in corporate acquisitions for strategic investors and joint ventures. She regularly contributes her expertise in corporate law to the restructuring of corporate groups and outsourcing projects.
In the area of compliance, the advisory services focus on the implementation and improvement of compliance programmes or individual compliance modules and their integration into the company's governance structures, the performance of compliance risk analyses and the management of internal investigations and the processing of compliance violations.
Her clients include German and international medium-sized companies and listed companies, international corporate groups and public sector institutions. She has special industry expertise in advising companies in the insurance sector and the industrial/automotive sector.
Petra Schaffner conducts management and supervisory board training and compliance training for employees on a regular basis.
Petra Schaffner joined CMS in 2000 and has been a partner since 2007.