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Dr. Markus Bauer
Partner

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 groups of companies. A further focus of his work is in advising management boards, managing directors and supervisory boards of predominantly medium-sized companies on their respective duties and the development of compliance programmes, overseeing and implementing internal investigations, in particular in the area of anti-trust law, and representing shareholders in shareholder disputes. For many years, Markus Bauer has lectured on Mergers & Acquisitions as part of a Master’s degree programme 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