Dr. Michael Rose

Dr. Michael Rose


Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +49 89 290 12 135

Fax +49 89 290 12 222

LanguagesGerman, English

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

"Michael Rose offers practical answers, a pragmatic approach and a pleasant working relationship"

Legal500 Germany, 2019

Michael Rose is an M&A partner in our Munich office. His practice focuses on public takeovers, M&A transactions, corporate restructurings, joint ventures and corporate law.

In addition he regularly advises clients in the area of Shareholder Activism, Corporate Governance, D&O-liability and corporate litigation. He is also a permanent corporate law advisor of the board of several important German companies. Michael particularly has a wealth of experience in the retail industry sector.

Clients appreciate his practical answers and his pragmatic approach (Legal 500 Germany 2019). His client relationships are built on longevity and trust. 

For years, Michael has been recognized as a leading lawyer for corporate law by Best Lawyers, Legal 500, Kanzleimonitor and Acritas. Michael is also the author of many publications in the area of corporate law. Inter alia he is the author and co-publisher of the Beck-handbook Reasons for the annulment of shareholder resolutions under the German Stock Corporation Act.

Michael graduated from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich with a degree in law. He wrote his doctoral thesis on the liability of a proxy exercising votes in general meetings of German stock corporations. In 2007, Michael was seconded to our offices in Frankfurt am Main, Hong Kong and Beijing. During his professional training, Michael worked, inter alia, in our London office.  


Awards and recognitions


Acritas Star
Acritas Stars Independently Rated Lawyers


Corporate and M&A: Corporate
Legal 500 EMEA


Included for corporate law
Edition Best Lawyers™ in Germany


Frequently recommended for corporate law


Recommended Lawyer for corporate law
Legal500 Germany

Education and admissions


Dr. iur., LMU Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), 2002

Second State Exam in Law, LMU Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), 2002

First State Exam in Law, LMU Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), 1998

University of Göttingen, 1996


Member of the German Corporate Law Association (VGR)

Representative experience

Advising an international bank on the sale of a majority stake in a German listed company

Advising Vifor Pharma on the establishment of a joint venture with Evotec for early stage development in nephrology

Advising listed company ADVA Optical Networking on the change of its legal form into a Societas Europaea (SE)

Advising ADVA Optical Networking on the public takeover of MRV Communications, Inc.

Advising listed company Graphit Kropfmühl AG on a squeeze-out merger

Advising Media-Saturn-Holding GmbH on the dispute of its shareholders

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