Noerr advises Dieter Schwarz Foundation on funding for eleven informatics professorships at TU Munich and on expanding TUM’s Heilbronn campus
Noerr has advised the Dieter Schwarz Foundation on funding eleven professorial chairs in informatics at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and enhancing the TUM’s Heilbronn campus by adding the subject of informatics. The field of information engineering will play a key role. The new professors will research and teach at the interface between management and technology together with the management sciences professors, who have benefited from funding since 2018.
The chairs will be fully funded by the Dieter Schwarz Foundation, including resources and infrastructure, for an initial period of 30 years. Nine of the chairs will be located at the Heilbronn campus and another two at TUM’s site in Garching. Two years ago, the Dieter Schwarz Foundation endowed 20 professorial chairs in management sciences at TUM, 13 of them based in Heilbronn. Once this commitment (which is unique in Germany) has been extended, there will be 22 professors carrying out research and teaching at the TUM in Heilbronn.
When expanding its endowment to TUM, the Dieter Schwarz Foundation relied on legal advice provided by Noerr and a team led by Munich-based partners Gerald Reger and Susanne Rummel. A Noerr team led by Gerald Reger also assisted in the TUM’s expansion to Heilbronn, on the side of the Dieter Schwarz Foundation. The engagement covered the social, foundation and public-law aspects of drawing up the agreement on cooperation as well as issues such as the law relating to non-profit organisations and tax and inheritance law.
Advisors to Dieter Schwarz Foundation: Noerr LLP
Dr Gerald Reger and Susanne Rummel (joint lead, company law/foundations, both Munich)
Dr Wolfram Theiss (inheritance law), Dr Christoph Schotte (insolvency, both Munich), Dr Christoph Hons (real estate, Frankfurt), Dr Benjamin Jahn (employment), Dr Georg Langheld (corporate), Maximilian Schulte (corporate/insolvency, all Munich), Franziska Zahoransky (real estate, Frankfurt)