Corporate and Securities Litigation

Our global group has extensive experience in all kinds of corporate and securities litigation. Our European and U.S. practices are trusted advisors in their markets.

In particular because of the global nature of our group, we are able to offer seamless advice, worldwide and across all industries.

Corporate, Shareholder, and M&A Litigation (Int’l)

Corporate, Shareholder, and M&A Litigation (Int’l)

Corporate, Shareholder, and M&A Litigation (Int’l)

We are one of the most trusted advisors for solving corporate, shareholder and M&A disputes in EMEA, APAC and globally. Our lawyers are known for getting to the heart of each case, not backing away from the core of the dispute.

Our team of corporate litigators works at the interface between corporate law, litigation, and arbitration rules. We aim to truly understand your business and the economic interplay. Whether it is a post-M&A or joint venture dispute, board member liability claims, corporate governance, shareholder litigation including class actions resulting out of these kinds of disputes: We have seen it, done it, and solved it. You can also rely on us when it comes to the assessment of D&O liability risks or squeeze-out techniques.

Thanks to our specific focus on corporate litigation, we have the experience and the know-how to provide you with first-class service. Our close cooperation with colleagues from other practices allows us to react quickly to new trends such as compliance risks for board members regarding alleged violation of antitrust or data protection law.

We build trusting relationships – our clients say that working with us is refreshingly different. We are not just legal technicians. We look for ways that bring your business forward and make sure you get thoughtful, effective advice from a single source. This gives you a decisive edge in your dispute.

Representative experience

A holding company on a dispute in connection with a failed joint venture regarding serious mutual allegations of illegal behavior, managing director liability and allegedly existing subsequent claims.

A high-tech company in a dispute relating to a joint venture triggered by the "China–United States trade war".

An international industrial company in a potential joint venture dispute due to the different economic orientations of the joint venture partners.

A shareholder in a dispute with one of its co-shareholders in several German companies active in the real estate sector.

A listed company in a dispute regarding the breach of a shareholders agreement, incl. a counterclaim for breach of both the shareholders and the executives services agreement requesting payment of app. €30m

Metrovacesa in a key corporate dispute regarding the remuneration of the members of the board of directors of the company.

HNA in a high-profile shareholder dispute regarding the control of the management body of a Spanish listed company as a consequence of the dismissal of its representatives from the board of directors.

Advising and representing a European Country in a post-M&A dispute involving alleged earn-out claims of former co-shareholders following the purchase of a corporate group.

Judicial enforcement of claims for an established market leader against sellers and former managing directors following an M&A transaction due to illegal conduct in various European countries.

Advising a service provider for metal recycling on the enforcement of damages claims amounting to several million euros for breaches of duty committed by a former managing director of a foreign subsidiary.

Representing a listed company in various corporate law disputes with holders of profit participation certificates and shareholders as well as defending the company against actions for avoidance.

Defending a former member of the supervisory board of a former leading producer of agricultural products in Europe against the claims asserted by the insolvency administrator in court proceedings.

Representing Media-Saturn-Holding GmbH in a shareholder dispute between the former Metro AG (now Ceconomy AG) and the founding shareholders of the MediaMarkt stores.

Representing a former chair of the management board of a listed German public company in a dispute on remuneration and bonus claims.

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