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Dr. Patrick Certa
Partner, Fachanwalt für Handels- und Gesellschaftsrecht

Dr. Patrick Certa chiefly advises clients on matters of corporate law as well as Mergers & Acquisitions transactions and corporate financing. In this context, he represents regionally, nationally as well as internationally active firms in Germany and abroad during the restructuring of companies and corporate groups as well as in the formulation and negotiation of contracts. Patrick Certa also acts as a litigator in court proceedings in the aforementioned areas of expertise.

Practice areas
  • Corporate law, civil and commercial law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions transactions
  • Corporate financing
  • Contract law
  • Litigation
Vita
  • 1990 - 1995 Law studies in Mannheim
  • 1998 Admitted to the German bar
  • 1999 - 2001 Lawyer at the Frankfurt office of the nationwide business law firms of Göhmann Wrede Haas Kappus & Hartmann
  • 2000 PhD (Dr. iur.) at Mannheim University
  • 2002 - 2003 Managing Director of an automotive supplies company since 2003 Lawyer at RITTERSHAUS law firm
  • 2007 Specialisation in commercial and corporate law
  • 2008 Partner of RITTERSHAUS law firm
Other activities and memberships
  • Chair of the supervisory board of quadox AG (Walldorf)
  • 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 Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit (DIS) e.V. (German Institute of Arbitration), Cologne
My motto

"Carpe diem" (Horace, around 23. B.C.) – enjoy the short time you have on earth today, don’t put it off until tomorrow!

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