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Dr. Milena Charnitzky

Partner, mediator, certified specialist for commercial and corporate Law

Dr. Milena Charnitzky's practice focuses on mergers & acquisitions, commercial and corporate law. She advises nationally and internationally operating companies from the chemical, automotive, IT and food industries as well as their owners and management bodies. She is part of RITTERSHAUS' Italian and China Desk and advises on national and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. In this context, she also provides legal guidance in matters of public law arising in the context of due diligence reviews. Apart from that, Milena is particularly well versed in drafting and negotiating contracts in all areas of commercial law.

Practice areas
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate Law and Partnership Law
  • Comprehensive consulting and legal support of medium-sized companies in civil and commercial law
  • Contract Formation
  • Litigation
Vita
  • 2006 - 2010 Law studies at the Ruprecht Karls University in Heidelberg
  • 2010 - 2012 Research assistant at the Institute for German and European Corporate and Business Law, Heidelberg University
  • 2011 Research project at Sorbonne University (Sorbonne II), Institut de Droit Comparé (Institute of Comparative Law), Paris
  • 2012 - 2014 Legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Zweibrücken
  • 2014 PhD (Dr. iur.) at Heidelberg University
  • 2014 Admitted to the German bar
  • 2017 Additional qualification as a mediator at the Heidelberg Institute for Mediation, Ms Lis Ripke
  • 2020 Partner of RITTERSHAUS law firm
  • 2021 Certified specialist for commercial and corporate law
Other activities and memberships
  • Vice President of the Corporate and M&A Commission of AIJA (Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats)
  • Member of the Rotary Club Mannheim Rhine-Neckar
  • Member of BVMW (Bundesverband mittelständische Wirtschaft)
  • Member of AIJA (Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats, Executive Committee)
  • Member of the German-French Lawyers Association (DFJ)
  • 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)
  • Alumna of the Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft e.V. (sdw), (Foundation of German Business), mentor for scholarship recipients of the sdw
  • Alumna of the Deutsche Universität für Verwaltungswissenschaften (German University of Administrative Sciences), Speyer
Publications
  • Kommentierung der § 2 Abs. 5 - 8, § 10, § 11, § 12, § 13 LkSG (§ 11 gemeinsam mit Dr. Daniel Berg) in Berg/Kramme, LkSG, 2022 (im Erscheinen)
  • "Die Krux mit der Sorgfalt - Zu den Untiefen und der Unschärfe des neuen Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtengesetzes aus
  • Unternehmenssicht", RIW 2022, 12 (mit Weigel BASF SE)
  • „Arbeitshandbuch für Vorstandsmitglieder, Herausgeber : Kubis/Tödtmann, 3. Auflage 2022, Kapitel § 14  „Verbundene Unternehmen" (mit Hettich)
  • Die Festsetzung variabler Vergütungsbestandteile im Vorstandsvergütungssystem börsennotierter Gesellschaften, Ein Praxisüberblick, NZG 32/2021, 1438 bis 1443
  • Die Verwirkung nachbarlicher Abwehrrechte im Öffentlichen Baurecht – Teil 1, BauR 2016, 1254 ff. (gemeinsam mit Dr. Christoph Rung)
  • Die Verwirkung nachbarlicher Abwehrrechte im Öffentlichen Baurecht – Teil 2, BauR 2016, 1406 ff. (gemeinsam mit Dr. Christoph Rung)
  • Die "fiduziarische Stiftung" im deutschen und französischen Recht‎, München 2014, ISBN 978-3-8316-4402-5, www.beck-shop.de/Charnitzky-fiduziarische-Stiftung-deutschen-franzoesischen-Recht/productview.aspx
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My motto

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act. The rest is merely tenacity.” Amelia Earhart

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