SERNETZ SCHÄFER

Comment: Recommended corporate practice which is esteemed for its partner-centric advice and reputation for quality. It is often called on for complex confrontational disputes: the most recent example is the shareholder dispute following the attempted R. Stahl takeover in 2014 and D&O liability disputes. The Düsseldorf practice advised on a prominent project, namely the sale of the local stock exchange, which enabled the team to use its considerable competence in finance.
Strengths: Litigation in the banking sector, D&O liability.
Recommended: Prof. Dr. Frank Schäfer, Dr. Ulrike Schäfer, Dr. Andreas Höder (“highest quality”, client), Dr. Andreas Gätsch (“precision, round-the-clock availability”, client).
Practice: Advice to large banks is the core field, mainly ?corporate litigation (banking and capital markets disputes), also advice to major shareholders on company sales. Clients: international and Mittelstand companies, often for high-net-worth shareholder groups. Specialist in D&O issues. (Corporate in total: 10 partners, 1 associate)
Clients: ?? Börse Düsseldorf on spinoff and sale to BÖAG; TGV Investment and Baden-Württembergische Versorgungsanstalt für Ärzte, Zahnärzte und Tierärzte (regional pension association for doctors, dentists and veterinarians) on special audit at R. Stahl following takeover bid; Deutsche Pfandbriefbank in suit against former executives; Sparta as minority shareholder of Strabag; ongoing advice to Unifa.
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