Dr. Kim Lars Mehrbrey

Dr. Kim Lars Mehrbrey


Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +49 211 13 68 473

Fax +49 211 13 68 100

LanguagesEnglish, German

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

"One of Germany's top litigators for manager liability"


Long before corporate and M&A litigation were regarded as a separate field of law in the German legal market, Kim Lars Mehrbrey focused on these areas.

He combines the experience and knowledge of being a former corporate and M&A lawyer with the skills of a professional litigator and arbitration counsel and has 20 years of relevant work experience in this field. Kim is also very active in bringing and defending antitrust claims and in handling professional liability cases. Furthermore, he frequently advises clients in relation to claims resulting from tax schemes, in particular regarding so called cum ex transactions.

He is dually qualified as a German Rechtsanwalt and a Solicitor of England & Wales, which gives him a sound understanding of the different legal systems of civil and common law.

Kim loves complex cross-border disputes and prepares, implements and coordinates strategies to discover and pursue claims. He also sets up strategies to defend against claims. Kim regularly publishes on dispute resolution matters and acts as a speaker at conferences. He is publisher and author of the largest handbook on corporate litigation (Handbuch Gesellschaftsrechtliche Streitigkeiten, 3rd edition published in December 2019) in Germany and in 2018 also published a  handbook on M&A litigation (Handbuch Streitigkeiten beim Unternehmenskauf).

In the JUVE Handbooks 2018-2020, Kim Mehrbrey has been named as one of the "leading lawyers for corporate litigation" in Germany. The inclusion is the result of extensive research performed by JUVE.

Awards and recognitions


Recommended lawyer for dispute resolution
JUVE handbook


Leading lawyer for corporate litigation
JUVE handbook


Leading name in corporate litigation
JUVE handbook


Included for litigation law
Edition Best Lawyers™ in Germany


Recommended lawyer for commercial litigation
Legal 500 Germany


Frequently recommended lawyer for corporate litigation
JUVE handbook


Antitrust, Germany, Recommended
Legal 500 EMEA

Education and admissions


Solicitor (England and Wales), BPP University Law School, 2009

Dr. iur., University of Cologne, 2001

Second State Exam in Law, Higher Regional Court of Dusseldorf, 1999

First State Exam in Law, University of Cologne, 1996


Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit (DIS) (German Institution of Arbitration)

Rechtsausschuss der Industrie- und Handelskammer (IHK) Düsseldorf (Legal Committee of Dusseldorf Chamber of Commerce and Industry)

Wissenschaftliche Vereinigung für Unternehmens- und Gesellschaftsrecht (VGR) e.V. (Member of the Association for Corporate Law)

Representative experience

Representing numerous national and international companies in major post M&A-disputes.

Assistance in relation to contentious shareholder meetings for listed German companies and representing them in connection with all kinds of shareholder actions.

Representing international financial investors regarding shareholder actions, special audit proceedings and the enforcement of claims of damages.

Representing national and international companies in commercial and corporate law arbitration proceedings.

Representing international companies with regard to private enforcement claims in Germany.

Handling professional negligence claims in relation to lawyers, accountants, tax advisors and notary publics.

Pursuing civil law claims in the context of cross-border cyber attacks.

Representing board members against claims for damages of corporations.

Representing numerous corporations in relation to the enforcement of claims for damages against former board members.

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