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Prof. Dr. Christof Hettich
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Prof. Dr. Christof Hettich is specialised in the fields of Mergers & Acquisitions, the structuring and restructuring of companies as well as general corporate law. For many years, he has chaired or held seats on a number of supervisory boards including those of listed companies in various industry sectors. Prof. Dr. Hettich is honorary professor at SRH University Heidelberg and lectured at Heidelberg University (LL.M. corporate restructuring) until 2014.

Practice areas
  • • Corporate law, particularly stock corporation law, structuring and restructuring of medium-sized and listed companies

  • • Mergers & Acquisitions as well as assisting with private equity financing and initial public offerings

Vita
  • • 1980 - 1986 Law, political science and governance and public policy studies in Freiburg, Würzburg and Mannheim

  • • 1986 - 1988 Research assistant at the Lehrstuhl für Öffentliches Recht und Steuerrecht (Chair for Public Law and Tax Law) at Mannheim University

  • • 1989 PhD (Dr. iur. utr.) at the University of Würzburg

  • • 1990 Admitted to the German bar

  • • 1993 Partner of RITTERSHAUS law firm

  • • 2004 Appointed Honorary Professor at SRH University Heidelberg with a focus on turnaround management

  • • 2008 - 2014 Lecturer at Heidelberg University, Faculty of Law, with a focus on LL.M. corporate restructuring

  • • since 2015 Chairman of the board of directors of SRH Holding, foundation under German civil law, Heidelberg

Other activities and memberships
  • • Lecturer at Heidelberg University (LL.M. corporate restructuring) until 2014

  • • Chair or member of the supervisory boards of various listed and non-listed companies

  • • Founder member and managing director of dievini Hopp BioTech holding GmbH & Co. KG

  • • Member of the University Council of SRH Hochschule Heidelberg (SRH University Heidelberg)

  • • Chair of the University Council of SRH Hochschule Berlin (SRH University Berlin)

  • • Managing director of the investment fund Wirtschaftsförderung Mannheim GmbH

  • • Honorary Professor at SRH University Heidelberg, Faculty of Business Administration with a focus on turnaround management, structuring, restructuring and financing of companies

  • • Paul Ehrlich Stiftung (Paul Ehrlich Foundation), member of the board of trustees

  • • Stiftung ProJustitia (ProJustitia Foundation), chair of the board of trustees

  • • Stiftung Nationaltheater Mannheim (Foundation of the National Theater of Mannheim), board of trustees

Publications
  • • „Modernes Sanierungsmanagement“, Crone/Werner (Koautor), 4. Auflage 2014

  • • „Parteispenden und Verfassungsrecht“, 1989

About me

Society lives from: “I exchange ideas, I enter into disputes, I undertake something, I want to start something new.” And that, in turn, is how I make my living.