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Wolfgang Richter

Dr. Wolfgang Richter, M.P.A./Harvard Univ.

Rechtsanwalt, Notary Public

CMS Hasche Sigle
Neue Mainzer Straße 2–4
60311 Frankfurt
Languages German, English, French

Wolfgang Richter is considered to be one of Germany’s leading corporate lawyers. He mainly advises large and medium-sized industrial companies but also banks. Wolfgang specialises in stock corporation and capital markets law and works with major German public companies and multinational companies on capital market and M&A transactions. His long-standing expertise is particularly sought after in the context of domestic and cross-border takeovers, reorganisations, corporate actions and IPOs.

Wolfgang joined CMS in 2015 from a large international firm where he had been partner for more than 20 years.

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  • 2008: Admitted as a notary
  • 1989: Admitted as a lawyer
  • 1988: PhD
  • 1988: Second state examination in law
  • 1986 - 1988: Trainee lawyer in Freiburg
  • 1984 - 1986: Master in Public Administration at John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • 1983: First state examination in law
  • Law studies in Erlangen, Freiburg and Geneva
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  • Konzernsteuerung im mehrstufigen Aktienkonzern, In: Liber Amicorum Dolf Weber, 2016, S. 369-402
  • § 4 Leitung als Vorstandsaufgabe, § 5 Geschäftsführung/Geschäftsverteilung, § 6 Vertretung der Gesellschaft. In: Semler/Peltzer/Kubis, Arbeitshandbuch für Vorstandsmitglieder, 2. Auflage, 2015
  • Gute Policey im Aktienrecht, ZHR 2013, S. 577-618
  • Der Kapitalmarkt und sein Gesellschaftsrecht, ZHR 2008, S. 418-457
  • Die Verknüpfung von Kapitalerhöhung und Rückerwerb eigener Aktien bei Mitarbeiteraktienprogrammen, AG, 2004, S. 277-289
  • Abwehr von Übernahmeversuchen. In: Semler/Volhard, Arbeitshandbuch für Unternehmensübernahmen, 2003
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February 2020
Not­ari­al ser­vices in Ber­lin and Frank­furt / Main
Your not­ari­al ser­vices team Many leg­al trans­ac­tions in­volving cor­por­ate law and real prop­erty law re­quire cer­ti­fic­a­tion by a Ger­man not­ary pub­lic. The pur­pose of not­ar­isa­tion is to en­sure that these...
CMS ad­vises VTB Group on the mer­ger of its European op­er­a­tions un­der a...
Frank­furt/Main - On Decem­ber 29, 2017, VTB Group com­pleted the re­align­ment of its European op­er­a­tions. VTB Bank (Europe) SE was es­tab­lished through the cross-bor­der mer­ger of VTB Bank (Aus­tria) AG in­to...
CMS ad­vises Com­merzbank AG on ter­min­at­ing in­stal­ment loan joint ven­ture...
Frank­furt am Main – Com­merzbank AG has ter­min­ated its joint ven­ture with French bank BNP Pari­bas in the in­stal­ment loan mar­ket. In­stal­ment loans are such an im­port­ant growth area that the bank wishes...
CMS ad­vises Cap­it­al Stage on suc­cess­ful ac­quis­i­tion of CHOR­US Clean En­ergy...
Frank­furt/Main – CMS has ad­vised Cap­it­al Stage AG on all leg­al as­pects of the suc­cess­ful takeover of­fer to the share­hold­ers of CHOR­US Clean En­ergy AG. Cap­it­al Stage offered the share­hold­ers of SDAX-lis­ted...
24 May 2016
CMS ad­vised Sta­bilus on the ac­quis­i­tion of ACE, Hahn Gasfed­ern and Fab­reeka/Tech...
An in­ter­na­tion­al CMS team headed by Dr Wolfgang Richter and Dr Hendrik Hirsch, co-head of CM­S's ex­cel­lence cluster M&A – in­dustry, ad­vised Sta­bilus on all leg­al as­pects of the trans­ac­tion. For US leg­al...
Sta­bilus suc­cess­ful in ac­quir­ing en­tit­ies of the SKF Group
Frank­furt/Main – With leg­al sup­port from CMS Sta­bilus ac­quired ACE, Hahn Gasfed­ern and Fab­reeka/Tech Products, part of the Swedish SKF-Group. The ac­quis­i­tion is still sub­ject to ap­prov­al by the com­pet­ent...
CMS ad­vises GFKL on is­sue of high-yield bond to fin­ance the ac­quis­i­tion...
Frank­furt/Main – A high-yield bond worth EUR 365 mil­lion was is­sued in con­junc­tion with fin­an­cing the ac­quis­i­tion of GFKL Fin­an­cial Ser­vices Ak­tiengesell­schaft (GFKL) by private equity in­vestor Per­mira.Lux­em­bourg-based...