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Dr. Markus Bauer

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Dr. Markus Bauer ad­vises both Ger­man and in­ter­na­tional clients in con­nec­tion with na­tional and cross-bor­der cor­po­rate ac­qui­si­tions, the for­ma­tion and ad­min­is­tra­tion of joint ven­tures, pri­vate eq­uity trans­ac­tions and the struc­tur­ing and re­struc­tur­ing of cor­po­ra­tions and corporate groups.. A fur­ther fo­cus of his work is on ad­vis­ing man­age­ment boards, man­ag­ing di­rec­tors and su­per­vi­sory boards of pre­dom­i­nantly medium-sized com­pa­nies on their re­spec­tive du­ties and the de­vel­op­ment of com­pli­ance pro­grams and rep­re­sent­ing share­hold­ers in share­holder dis­putes. For many years, Markus Bauer has lec­tured on Merg­ers & Ac­qui­si­tions as part of an LL.M.  pro­gram at the Frank­furt Uni­ver­sity of Ap­plied Sci­ences.

Practice areas
  • Corporate law
  • (Re-)structuring
  • Mergers & Acquisitions, joint ventures
  • Private equity financing
  • Advising services in the area of compliance and internal investigations
Vita
  • 1984 - 1989 Law studies in Frankfurt am Main
  • 1990 - 1993 Research assistant at the University of Frankfurt am Main (Institute for Comparative Law)
  • 1991 - 1992 Schulte-zur-Hausen Visiting Researcher at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. (USA)
  • 1995 PhD (Dr. iur.) at the University of Frankfurt am Main
  • 1997 Admitted to the German bar
  • 1997 - 2007 Lawyer at Schürmann & Partner, Coudert Brothers and Jones Day
  • 2007 Lawyer at RITTERSHAUS law firm
Other activities and memberships
  • Teaching appointment at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences in the field of Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Honorary member of the Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA) (International Association of Young Lawyers)
  • Member of the Gesellschaftsrechtliche Vereinigung - Wissenschaftliche Vereinigung für Unternehmens- und Gesellschaftsrecht (VGR) e. V., Frankfurt am Main (Corporate Law Association – Academic Association for Business and Corporate Law)
  • Member of the Deutsch-Amerikanische-Juristen-Vereinigung (DAJV) (German-American Lawyers’ Association) and the American Bar Association Section of International Law
Publications
  • "Key Investor Information Document für Investmentfonds", in Teuber (Hrsg.): Wertpapierrecht 2011
  • „Konsens statt Kampf – Unternehmensübernahmen und -restrukturierungen mittels Debt-Equity Swaps“, Markt und Mittelstand 09/2006
  • „Die kleine AG: Eine Alternative für den Mittelstand“, Markt und Mittelstand 04/2006
  • „Unternehmer müssen die Hosen runterlassen – Publizitätspflichten mittelständischer Unternehmen“, Markt und Mittelstand 12/2004
  • „Gläubigerschutz durch eine formelle Nennkapitalziffer – kapitalgesellschafsrechtliche Notwendigkeit oder überholtes Konzept?“, 1995

My motto

 “A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.” Mark Twain

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