Dr. Gerald Reger

Rechtsanwalt, Attorney Certified 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

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: Dieter Schwarz Stiftung gGmbH on cooperation with Technische Universität München regarding the financing and formation of a university campus of the faculty of economics/school of management with 20 professorships (2017/2018) Aurelius AG on transformation to a German partnership limited by shares (AURELIUS SE & Co. KGaA) (2015) Adcuram Group AG on their public takeover of Bien-Zenker AG and squeeze-out (2013/2014) Augusta Technologie AG on their public takeover by the Dutch TKH group (2012) Eurofighter on their bid in the procurement process of the Government of India and the corporate structuring to sell and manufacture combat jets (2010-2012) Lidl on the acquisition of the Plus retail operations in Romania and Bulgaria from Tengelmann (2009/2010) Kaufland on the acquisition of the retail group Lupus-Famila (2009/2010) Tokio Marine Holdings, Japan, as shareholder regarding the merger of Agennix Inc. and GPC Biotech AG and the IPO of Agennix AG (2009) Constantin Film AG on the squeeze-out and delisting (2009)

Distinctions

  • Ranked within the 5 most recommended German lawyers for Stock Corporation and Group law as well as for Corporate law, Kanzleimonitor.de
  • Recommended as leading expert for M&A, Best Lawyers Germany, Who's Who Legal, Legal 500 Deutschland, Chambers Global and Juve
  • Recommended as leading expert for Corporate, Best Lawyers Germany, Legal 500 Deutschland, Chambers Global and Juve
  • Ranked among the four most recommended German lawyers and “Thought Leader Germany” for Corporate Governance, Who's Who Legal
  • Recommended as leading expert for Energy, Who's Who Legal
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Selected Publications

  • Shareholders' rights in private and public companies in Germany: overview (with Prof. Dr. Christian Pleister) (Global.practicallaw.com/shareholdersrights-guide), in: Thomson Reuters Practical law, Shareholders’ Rights in Private and Public Companies Global Guide, 2018
  • Shareholder activism in Germany (Global.practicallaw.com/shareholdersrights-guide), in: Thomson Reuters Practical law, Shareholders’ Rights in Private and Public Companies Global Guide, 2018
  • 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.