Our corporate governance advisory focuses on supporting companies, decision-makers and shareholders with implementing their business strategies and shaping their business flexibility. When it comes to corporate law issues relating to corporate management, controlling and steering, we are trusted advisors to board members and managing directors as well as to members of supervisory boards and advisory boards. Our advice is built on field-tested best practices. For listed companies, we maintain close contacts with investors and advisors on voting rights, giving us valuable knowledge of capital market expectations.
Avoiding liability risks
On this basis, we assist our clients with complex issues and ensure that business decisions are always made in compliance with due diligence obligations under corporate law. That lays the foundation for avoiding directors’ liability risks and effective liability prevention. If liability risks appear imminent, we assist executive bodies with legal matters and support them in enforcing or defending against claims for directors’ and officers’ liability, including advice on D&O insurance. Our advice to executive bodies is supplemented by regular training courses for supervisory board members, management board members and managing directors on the basics of legal certainty in engagements.
Advice on initial public offerings
We have many years of experience in preparing and holding general meetings and shareholder meetings of both listed and non-listed companies. When clients are preparing initial public offerings, we regularly advise them on corporate governance structures that are compatible with the requirements of stock corporation law and the German Corporate Governance Code and comply with good corporate practice in the market. We are also regularly involved in the introduction and further development of effective and sustainable corporate governance structures for companies and corporate groups.
Our expertise includes remuneration for executive board members, managing directors and supervisory board members, in particular for listed companies, banks and insurance companies. We often advise clients on the design and application of remuneration systems, plus preparing shareholders’ resolutions on say-on-pay voting.