Corporate / M&A Lawyers

Corporate success is based on translating ideas into reality, secure in the knowledge that they can be implemented lawfully. The highly experienced CMS Germany team is committed to providing precisely this kind of expert, proactive advice on all aspects of corporate law. Corporate law is one of our core activities – our team of more than 250 lawyers at eight German locations is among the largest in the country. In-depth knowledge, extensive experience and industry expertise are all integral to our service.

Our clients include companies of every size and sector in Germany and beyond, ranging from SMEs to DAX-listed corporations, public limited companies, family-owned businesses and foundations.

Our practice comprises the following main areas:

  • Stock Corporation Law and Corporate Governance – this includes advising and representing listed and unlisted companies and their corporate organs
  • Joint Ventures and Reorganisations – covering the establishment of joint ventures and advising on restructuring, cross-border mergers and reorganisations of all kinds
  • Mergers & Acquisitions – comprising advice on corporate acquisitions and disposals
  • Family-Owned Companies - Our Corporate practice advises family-owned companies on the best legal set-up for their regional and sector-specific market environment

Focus

We advise you and your company from start-up through to succession, offering a seamless cross-border service throughout Europe and worldwide with strong partner involvement.

The size and flexibility of our practice enable us to provide the right advisors for each matter, whether you need an experienced lawyer with industry expertise as your day-to-day contact or a large team to handle your transaction. When dealing with complex legal issues we bring experts together from all the practice areas of our firm and work closely with you to develop appropriate solutions. The same partner always remains your point of contact, coordinates the project throughout and takes direct responsibility. Personal service and maximum client confidence are thus ensured throughout.

This approach delivers excellent advice and sustainable solutions tailored to your specific needs.

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Hubertus Kolster
Dr. Hubertus Kolster
Man­aging Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Berlin
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...
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Dr. Ulrike Glueck
Man­aging Part­ner
Head of Corporate Practice Area Group and TMC Sector Group
China, Shanghai
Ulrike Glück is a renowned China expert and one of the leading lawyers advising German and international companies on M&A transactions and restructuring projects in China. After practicing law in Germany...
Dr. Maximilian Grub
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Stuttgart
Maximilian Grub has extensive experience from providing advice on a wide range of national and international M&A transactions. He also specialises in restructuring and complex corporate law structures....
John Hammond
John Hammond, M.A. (Oxon)
Part­ner
Solicitor (England & Wales), Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Stuttgart
John Hammond specialises in international M&A transactions and joint ventures. He advises major German and international companies on cross-border deals as well as on dispute resolution. He has long-standing...
Antje Becker-Boley
Dr. Antje Becker-Boley
Part­ner
Rechtsanwältin | Head of Corporate / M&A Group, CMS Germany
Germany, Stuttgart
Antje Becker-Boley’s advisory practice focuses on M&A, investments and restructurings. She has special energy sector expertise and long-standing experience working with energy suppliers, manufacturers,...
Alexandra Schluck-Amend
Dr. Alexandra Schluck-Amend
Part­ner
Rechtsanwältin | Fachanwältin für Insolvenzrecht (Certified lawyer for insolvency law) | Head of Restructuring and Insolvency Group, CMS Germany
Germany, Stuttgart
With a focus on corporate and insolvency law Alexandra Schluck-Amend is an expert on reorganising and restructuring companies with or without insolvency proceedings. She prepares and implements restructuring...
Tobias Grau
Dr. Tobias Grau
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Stuttgart
Tobias Grau specialises in Corporate/M&A, predominantly advising financial services and healthcare sector companies on domestic, as well as cross-border transactions and reorganisations. Tobias Grau...
Martin Vorsmann
Dr. Martin Vorsmann
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Cologne
Martin Vorsmann advises on national and cross-border M&A transactions, financings, restructurings and joint ventures. German and international clients furthermore seek his advice on all corporate...
Jochen Lux
Dr. Jochen Lux
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Leipzig
Germany, Frankfurt
With a focus on the healthcare, life sciences, IT, e-commerce, real estate and automotive industries, Jochen Lux advises on German and cross-border M&A transactions as well as on complex restructurings.He...
Jörg Lips
Dr. Jörg Lips
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Leipzig
Germany, Frankfurt
Joerg Lips is a partner in the Corporate / M&A Group. His practice focuses on domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, divestitures, leveraged and management buyouts and other private equity transactions...