Corporate Law, M&A and Capital Markets

The corporate law practice is one of the firm’s key areas. Solid know-how, wide-ranging experience and industry expertise are taken for granted. Our advice in corporate law is further strengthened by our expertise in the fields of M&A and capital market law.

Our advisory services comprise the following subjects:


General Corporate Law

  • Choice of legal form and foundation of companies, both nationally and internationally
  • Drafting of memorandum and articles of association, and rules of procedure
  • Foundation of subsidiaries
  • Ongoing corporate advice to shareholders, management and supervisory boards, managing directors, and advisory boards
  • Preparing and holding annual general meetings and other shareholder meetings
  • Company succession


Participation of Management and Employees

  • Participation schemes for top-performing managers
  • Share option plans


Restructuring and Reorganisation of Companies

  • Restructuring measures (mergers, splits, spin-offs and changes of corporate form)
  • Advice on recovery and restructuring during a business crisis
  • Introducing and reorganising the structure of a corporate group
  • Advice on capital measures
  • Squeeze-outs


Corporate Law Disputes

  • Conduct of a case, such as disputes between shareholders
  • Actions for avoidance and annulment
  • Bringing and defending damages claims against corporate bodies and D&O insurance
  • Arbitration and alternative dispute resolution
  • Prevention and risk management
  • Role as arbitrator


Corporate governance and compliance

Creating efficient organisational structures that comply with legal regulations
Ensuring that legal requirements are complied with by means of organisational procedures, guidelines and training sessions
Observance of legal requirements in project management



Since the firm was founded, advising both buyers and sellers on national and cross-border company acquisitions has been a focal point of our services. We support you in mergers and acquisitions, from the development of the transaction structure through the drafting and negotiation of contracts to the handover of a company. We support vendors right from the start in setting up data rooms and preparing information memoranda or vendor due diligence reports. We advise the management of the target company on possible courses of action and duties of conduct. We carry out due diligence for buyers. We determine the scope and content together with you in advance, depending on the respective project. We benefit from the fact that Hoffmann Liebs has been pursuing a full-service approach for many years and supports all important legal areas that may become relevant in a due diligence. Well-established teams ensure competence, high speed and cost efficiency. We support your private equity and venture capital transactions with experienced advisors in all phases of your investment until the exit.


Our consulting services cover these topics:

  • Purchase and sale of companies
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • joint ventures
  • MBO and MBI
  • Antitrust and merger control
  • private equity
  • venture capital


Capital Market Law

Advice on capital market law has been one of Hoffmann Liebs key areas of practice for many years. With its range of advisory services in capital market law, the firm differs from many law firms of comparable size and thus offers an interesting alternative, especially to large law firms.



“Hoffmann Liebs is popular with domestic clients from the private and public sectors for advice on corporate and M&A mandates. The law firm assists with restructurings and multi-national reorganisations while also assisting with various shareholder issues. The team additionally acts on transactional matters, including strategic acquisitions as well as investment deals. Its focus areas include energy and infrastructure, financial services and automotive.”

“The team is legally really strong, flexible and spontaneous. When you need something, Hoffmann Liebs will get it done.”

“They have a good understanding of the key issues and terms in the transaction while offering well structured legal documents.”

“They lawyers have a professional appearance and are well connected in the German economy and industry.”

Chambers Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market 2023

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