CMS HASCHE SIGLE

Comment: This highly recommended practice for corporate litigation has the wide-ranging expertise of its corporate partners to thank for its success. Due to the firm’s many contacts to family-run and Mittelstand companies, CMS features in shareholder disputes and traditional topics emerging from AGM advice more frequently than other firms. Despite its strategic position, however, CMS is much more visible in advice on ?compliance structures than it is in litigious D&O liability cases, although Lennarz is developing this orientation further. Similar to Hogan Lovells, CMS is well positioned here in the kind of matters that come out of operative advice such as D&O liability claims emerging from joint venture disputes. In such cases, the firm tends to be more active on the part of managers than competitors such as Freshfields or Linklaters, who place a clear focus on companies.
Recommended: Dr. Martin Kuhn, Dr. Karsten Heider (both stock corporation law), Dr. Dorothee Ruckteschler, Dr. Torsten Lörcher, Claus Thiery, Dr. Thomas Lennarz (all litigation).
Practice: Litigation for companies and directors concerning D&O liability, challenges against board resolutions, shareholder disputes; arbitration activity ( ?commercial litigation and liability), increasingly ADR/mediation. (Corporate: 48 partners, plus associates; dispute resolution: core team: 9 partners, approx. 30 associates)
Clients: ?? Faulhaber Minimotor in shareholder dispute concerning Minimotor Benelux; Scholz Holding with regard to neglected shareholders’ meeting and exclusion of a shareholder; Vertumnus in shareholder dispute.
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