Dr Gerald Reger

Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer), Certified Specialist in Tax Law
Partner
Co-Head Capital Markets
Practice Group: Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions

Dr. Gerald Reger is specialist in the fields of international M&A transactions and joint ventures, group of companies law as well as capital markets transactions, in particular public takeovers, squeeze-outs and delistings. He regularly advises listed corporations and their boards as well as large family owned businesses and their shareholders in respect of structural changes, compliance and liability as well as shareholder meetings.

Expertise

  • Stock Corporation and Capital Markets Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Group Law
  • Corporate Law

Career

  • Legal studies at the universities of Tübingen (Law and Economics), Geneva (Switzerland) and Munich
  • Legal studies at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Research assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich
  • Experience abroad: Worked at the UN Commission for Human Rights in Geneva (Switzerland), at international law firms in Brussels (Belgium), New York (USA) and London (UK)
  • Admitted to the Munich Chamber of Lawyers
  • With Noerr since 1999
  • Lecturer at Technische Universität München – TUM School of Management

Selected Projects

  • Advice on national and international M&A transactions and joint ventures
  • Advice on public takeovers, squeeze-outs and delistings
  • Advice to listed companies and their boards relating to capital markets law, capital measures, compliance and general meetings
  • Advice to large family owned businesses and their shareholders relating to structural changes, shareholder meetings and succession
  • Advice regarding group law to national and international groups
  • Sample references: Schwarz Group on acquisition of Suez's waste disposal business in Germany, Poland, The Netherlands, Luxembourg and Sweden (2020), Kaufland on acquisition of internet marketplace real. de from SCP (2020), Kaufland on acquisition of Real shops from SCP/x-bricks (2020), UniCredit Bank AG on squeeze-out of Tivoli Grundstücks-AG (2019), Schwarz Group on acquisition of the waste disposal and recycling group Tönsmeier (2018), Dieter Schwarz Stiftung gGmbH on cooperation for financing, establishment and operation of a university location of the Technical University of Munich with 20 professorships of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (2017/2018) as well as on the extension of the cooperation by 10 professorships of the Faculty of Information Technology (2020), Aurelius AG on its transformation into an SE & Co. KGaA (2015), Adcuram Group AG in the public takeover of Bien-Zenker AG and squeeze-out (2013/2014), Augusta Technologie AG in the public takeover by the Dutch TKH Group (2012), Eurofighter in the tendering process of the Indian government and structuring of the consortium for the supply and manufacture of fighter aircraft (2010-2012), Lidl in the acquisition of the Plus retail chain in Romania and Bulgaria from Tengelmann (2010), Kaufland in the acquisition of the Lupus-Famila retail group (2010) 

Distinctions

  • Lawyer of the Year 2020 for Capital Markets, Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers
  • Ranked within the 5 most recommended German lawyers for Stock Corporation and Group law as well as for Corporate law, Kanzleimonitor.de
  • Ranked among the four most recommended German lawyers and “Thought Leader Germany” for Corporate Governance, Who's Who Legal
  • Ranked among the 22 leading German Lawyers for Corporate, Juve
  • Recommended as leading lawyer for M&A, Best Lawyers Germany, Who's Who Legal, Legal 500 Deutschland, Chambers Global, IFLR and Juve
  • Recommended as leading lawyer for Corporate, Best Lawyers Germany, Legal 500 Deutschland, Chambers Global, IFLR and Juve
  • Recommended as leading lawyer for Energy, Who's Who Legal

Selected Publications

  • Shareholders' rights in private and public companies in Germany, in: Thomson Reuters Practical Law, Shareholders’ Rights in Private and Public Companies Global Guide (2020)
  • Shareholder activism in Germany, in: Thomson Reuters Practical Law, Shareholders’ Rights in Private and Public Companies Global Guide (2020)
  • Digitalisierung und Corporate Governance, in: Audit Committee Quarterly II/2019, KI und Kapital (2019)
  • Neues zur Hauptversammlungsniederschrift, AG 2018, 65 et seq.
  • Kapitalherabsetzung und Kapitalerhöhung in der Unternehmensrestrukturierung, in: Knecht/Hommel/Wohlenberg (ed.), 2nd ed., SpringerGabler Wiesbaden (2018)
  • Heidelberger Kommentar zum Aktiengesetz, §§ 118-132 and 175-176, in: Bürgers/Körber (ed.), 4. ed., C.F. Müller Verlag Heidelberg (2017)
  • Die Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien, §§ 4 und 5, in: Bürgers/Fett (ed.), 2nd ed., C.H. Beck München (2015)
  • Neues zum Auskunftsrecht in der Hauptversammlung, NZG 2013, 48 et seq.
  • Die Finanzierung des Unternehmenserwerbs mit Aktien, GWR 2013, 195 et seq.
  • Aktienrechtlicher Aktionärsschutz bei Delisting und Downgrading, NJW 2012, 3066 et seq.