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Dr. Ingrid Andres


Dr. Ingrid Andres

Ingrid Andres is the interface lawyer for litigation and corporate law, especially in the sectors infrastructure and energy. Described as assertive and tenacious by opposing parties, she is the type of lawyer who you would want on your side and even former opponents mandate.

Ingrid started her career in litigation and corporate law. In her very first case, she represented a corporation after a merger between two public limited companies. She gained vast experience in 'classical' corporate law (especially IPOs, shareholder meetings, transactions and compliance) and the representation of interests in disputes (arbitration and litigation, especially post M&A disputes and disputes amongst shareholders/company).

Ingrid concentrated in defending class actions and coordinating defence strategies. She is the contact of energy suppliers regarding corporate law issues and disputes as well as the implementation of compliance and risk management systems.

Ingrid studied law in Frankfurt and between the first and second state exams, she worked as a research assistant under Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Benöhr at the Institute of Private and Roman Law where she wrote her Ph.D. about the origin of German inheritance law. Ingrid is co-author of the Frankfurt manual on the issue of new laws of obligations and the manual of corporate litigation and she regularly writes about current topics, e.g. regarding the presumption of a causal connection in investment law and the limits of a DAB decision under FIDIC.

Strong projects and infrastructure team covering all stages of plant construction projects, from service contracts and financing to post-construction litigation. Works closely with the firm's arbitration, energy and IP groups.

Chambers Europe 2015

Representative Experience

Representing various subsidiaries of a German energy supplier in connection with the enforcement of claims arising from company purchase agreements.

Advising the majority shareholder on the drafting of contracts regarding the construction of a biomass power plant.

Advising a large German energy supplier on the implementation of the 'unbundling'.

Advising an international oil and mineral oil group on the implementation of a compliance system.

Advising a local energy supplier on the implementation of risk management structures.

Advising and representing a major accountancy firm and several other project partners in a class action with over 1000 investor claims, some of which involved up to a 150 claimants, regarding claims arising from investments in various film funds.

Advising and representing the Federal State of Lower Saxony concerning its 20% blocking majority in Volkswagen AG in connection with the planned takeover by Porsche SE.

Representing a German energy supplier against minority shareholders in rescission and nullity proceedings as well as approval procedures after the signing of a control and profit-transfer agreement.

Education and admissions


  • Dr. iur., Goethe University Frankfurt
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