POELLATH provides comprehensive advice in the areas of corporate and capital markets law. Clients appreciate our strategic foresight, extensive experience and power of judgment in complex structural corporate measures.

Our advisory practice covers the entire range of corporate law: stock corporation, limited liability company, industrial group company law and capital markets law, including stock exchange, securities trading and takeover law. In addition, we support you in corporate litigation and disputes, restructuring, as well as compliance and governance issues.

We advise publicly listed and private companies on preparing and conducting their annual general meetings and shareholders’ meetings, as well as on the reorganization of their corporate structures. This includes corporate and tax law advice on mergers, demergers and spin-offs of parts of companies or on upcoming conversions of legal form (e.g. into a European company, SE) and on all corporate law matters relating to management boards, managing directors, supervisory boards and administrative boards (corporate governance).

Another core practice area is advice on public takeovers with subsequent structural corporate measures (taking private) such as, in particular, the conclusion of domination and profit and loss transfer agreements and the execution of squeeze-outs.

Our experts also represent companies, shareholders, members of management boards, managing directors, members of supervisory and administrative boards in all forms of corporate law disputes, such as actions for rescission and invalidity lawsuits against general shareholders’ meeting and shareholders’ resolutions, release proceedings and administrative decision procedures, as well as claims for damages against members of corporate bodies.

Finally, we prepare expert opinions on all kinds of complex corporate law matters and provide comprehensive advice to companies on compliance issues.

In cross-border restructuring, we cooperate on a basis of trust with leading foreign law firms in all relevant jurisdictions, with whom we maintain intensive working relationships.

Regardless of whether we work for large, listed companies or for medium-sized and smaller companies, our commitment to efficient and economic solutions for you remains the same.

Are you looking for solutions to special questions? We offer comprehensive services combined with tax advice, especially in the following areas:


  • Corporate Advisory

  • Corporate Actions

  • Corporate Restructuring

  • Public Takeovers

  • Capital Market Law

  • Corporate Litigation

  • Corporate Compliance

  • Corporate Governance


  • Activist Investors

  • German Corporate Governance Codex

  • Shareholder Rights Directive

  • Taking Private

  • Squeeze Out

  • General Meetings