Kuhn Carl Norden Baum > Stuttgart, Germany > Firm Profile

Kuhn Carl Norden Baum

Corporate and M&A > Corporate Tier 5

With sector-specific expertise in mechanical and plant engineering as well as in the financial industry, Kuhn Carl Norden Baum assists with the formation of companies, shareholder meetings and disputes and advises on ongoing business operations, restructuring, changes of legal form and conversions. The main contacts are Marcus Baum (in addition to corporate law and M&A, also succession and arbitration proceedings), Michael Rudnau (additional expertise in banking and finance law as well as insolvency law) and Jürgen Rieg (including D&O liability and money laundering issues).

Work highlights

  • Comprehensive advice and representation of a shareholder in a shareholder dispute with injunction proceedings and main action as well as in settlement negotiations.
  • Representing a foundation in a dispute within the board of trustees.
  • Comprehensive advice and representation of a VC fund in a dispute between the fund and the two founders of a start-up in which the fund invested.  


The firm

KCNB is a boutique firm based in Stuttgart, the economic and industrial heart of southwestern Germany. For more than 50 years KCNB has always been among the leading firms in the area, advising and representing companies and their owners in company and commercial law matters and the related fields.

KCNB’s clients appreciate its low leverage, partner-focused approach and its competitive edge over larger firms without any compromise in terms of quality. In addition, KCNB offers its clients the benefit of well-established

KCNB has continued its successful course of adding expertise. The former General Counsel of a major German bank joined as of counsel. Further a tax consultant has been added to the team.

Areas of practice

KCNB focuses on company and commercial law, including M&A, litigation and arbitration, employment, competition and compliance. Its expertise covers industries as diverse as the machinery and plant construction industry as well as automotive parts and equipment suppliers and the financial industry.

The work done by KCNB’s lawyers regularly includes cross-border issues, particularly concerning the US, UK, Switzerland, Spain as well as Austria and the Netherlands.

Among KCNB’s clients are machinery and plant construction companies – some of them world leaders in their field – as well as financial institutions. In addition, KCNB has a strong private client practice, focusing on the vast number of family-owned players in south-west Germany’s industry.


Corporate Dr Marcus Baum
Corporate Dr Jürgen Rieg
Corporate Dr Christoph Hartmann
Corporate Dr Armin Brendle
Commercial Michael Rudnau
Mergers and acquisitions Dr Marcus Baum
Mergers and acquisitions Michael Rudnau
Mergers and acquisitions Dr Jürgen Rieg
Mergers and acquisitions Dr Armin Brendle
Banking and finance Dr Marcus Baum
Banking and finance Michael Rudnau
Banking and finance Dr Christoph Hartmann
Banking and finance Dr Armin Brendle
Litigation and arbitration Michael Rudnau
International law Michael Rudnau
International law Dr Jürgen Rieg
Private client/wills and probate Dr Marcus Baum
Private client/wills and probate Dr Jürgen Rieg
Tax law Anton Buck
Marcus Baum photoDr iur Marcus BaumPartner specialising in Corporate/M&A, Banking and Private Client.
Jürgen Rieg photoDr iur Jürgen RiegPartner specialising in Corporate/M&A.
Michael Rudnau photoMr Michael RudnauPartner specialising in Corporate, General Commercial, Litigation and Arbitration.
Number of lawyers : 10