Dr Harald Gesell > Oppenhoff > Cologne, Germany > Lawyer Profile

Oppenhoff
KONRAD-ADENAUER-UFER 23
50668 COLOGNE
Germany

Work Department

Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisions

Position

Harald is a founding partner of Oppenhoff. Harald specialises in corporate law, advising German and foreign clients in particular on domestic (German) and cross-border corporate restructurings, on SE (Societas Europaea) structures and on intra-group financing arrangements. Further emphasis is placed on domestic and international corporate acquisitions and joint ventures. Harald is a co-author of a commentary on the German GmbH Act, co-editor of a textbook on European corporate law and a visiting lecturer for corporate law at the Westphalian Wilhelms-University in Münster.

Career

Harald is a founding partner of Oppenhoff. From 2001 until 2007 he was a partner at Linklaters LLP.

Languages

German, English

Education

He studied laws at the University of Cologne (Dr iur).

Lawyer Rankings

Deutschland > Gesellschaftsrecht und M&A > Gesellschaftsrecht

Oppenhoffs gesellschaftsrechtliche Expertise wird von familiengeführten und börsennotierten Gesellschaften, Vorstands- und Organmitgliedern sowie Gesellschaftern in Anspruch genommen. Das Kompetenzspektrum schließt dabei die Beratung zu Konzern- und Corporate Governance-Strukturen, Hauptversammlungen, der Organhaftung und Compliance ein sowie die Vertretung in gesellschaftsrechtlichen Streitigkeiten, Beschlussmängelklagen und Spruchverfahren. Versicherungs- und Finanzindustrie-Kontakt Peter Etzbach und Umwandlungsspezialist Harald Gesell leiten die Praxisgruppe, deren Mandanten oftmals aus den Branchen Healthcare, Automotive, Digital Business, Handel, Konsumgüter, Industrials, Versicherungen und Immobilien stammen.

Germany > Corporate and M&A > Corporate

Oppenhoff’s corporate law expertise is called upon by family-run and listed companies, board members and executive bodies as well as shareholders. The advisory capacities include group and corporate governance structures, annual general meetings, D&O liability and compliance as well as clients’ representation in corporate disputes, defective resolutions and arbitration proceedings. Insurance and financial industry expert Peter Etzbach and conversion specialist Harald Gesell head the group, which is often instructed by clients from the healthcare, automotive, digital business, retail, consumer goods, industrials, insurance and real estate sectors.