The range of my legal consulting services covers the drafting and negotiation of agency and distribution agreements, complex sales, framework supply (as well as works contracts and service) and co-operation agreements. I also advise my clients in connection with the drafting and review of general terms and conditions as well as international private law issues.
Due to many years of experience in corporate law, I have particular expertise in advising on intragroup corporate restructuring measures.
This includes the implementation of transformation processes for tax or simplification purposes such as mergers, changes of the legal form or split-ups and also cross-border mergers (inbound and outbound). We can deal with these very efficiently by directly liaising with our other European colleagues.
Furthermore, I am instructed by domestic and international clients in connection with the set-up of legal entities (including SE formations) and joint ventures. Another focus is the provision of corporate secretarial services as well as the administration of the contract management.
Before joining Fieldfisher I was a corporate lawyer at an international law firm mainly practicing in the field of M&A, corporate restructuring and shareholder disputes. My subsequent work as in-house counsel at a Hamburg-based, globally operating company in the trade and shipping sector helped me to view things from the client's perspective.
I have published several articles on corporate and commercial law issues including:
- Exclusion of Sections 445a, 445b German Civil Code in B2B supply chains under German terms & conditions law, Betriebs-Berater 2018, pages 1738 et seq.
- Mergers under participation of stock companies: appointment of a fiduciary in case of un-certificated shares' - Der Betrieb 2007, page 1514;
- Permissibility of proxies for commercial register applications as part of the statutes of partnerships' - Der Betrieb 2003, pages 1663 et seq.;
- The subsequent re-location of the factual seat of a limited liability company' - NZG 2002, pages 803 et seq.)
As I have studied and spent some time in the U.S., I am fluent in the English language.
I spend my spare time with my family, out in the nature, enjoy cooking for friends and try to stay fit with running and swimming.
I am a member of the German Institute for Distribution Law.