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METIS Rechtsanwälte LLP is a law firm advising on Corporate, Employment and Litigation matters. METIS has particular expertise in the fields of shareholder disputes, joint ventures, M&A, Renewable Energy and insurance cases. All partners und counsel are internationally experienced and have been practicing law for many years. Languages spoken include Arabic, Finnish, Russian and Mandarin.

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In recent years companies in Germany have shown an increasing appetite for commercial disputes. This is for instance true for post M&A suits. They often seem to be treated as a means to “adjust” the purchase price after a deal has been signed. Some parties may even have intended a post contractual dispute from the very beginning of negotiations on. In addition, companies incurring damages often wish to take recourse against their (former) board members, accountants or other advisors. In this regard, individual breaches of duty would come into play. 20 years ago suing a (former) board member was practically a “no go” for German companies. Meanwhile, however, this is regularly practised. Case-law has established criteria to determine if and when members of management or supervisory boards will be obliged to pursue damage claims against their (former) colleagues.

Board members and advisors are often sued to trigger D&O or professional indemnity insurance cover. This may explain why sums claimed from individuals are often enormous and beyond what an individual may reasonably be able to bear. Disputes of this kind are often complex legal cases: they usually involve a multitude of interests and parties, all of which will have to be considered carefully, e.g. the company, the former and actual members of the board, the insurers and regulatory or criminal law enforcement agencies etc. A competent handling of D&O or professional indemnity insurance cases requires a deep understanding of capital markets, corporate and insurance law. METIS’ lawyers have been advising on commercial litigation including complex insurance cases for a long time. These matters are often delicate. We aim at handling them smoothly and quietly.

In addition to dispute resolution, METIS advises on corporate, M&A and employment matters. Its service is strongly partner based.

About The Company:

METIS Rechtsanwälte LLP is a law firm advising on Corporate, Employment and Litigation matters. METIS has particular expertise in the fields of shareholder disputes, joint ventures, M&A, Renewable Energy and insurance cases. All partners und counsel are internationally experienced and have been practicing law for many years. Languages spoken include Arabic, Finnish,
Russian and Mandarin.

Contact:

Dr. Heinrich von Bünau
METIS Rechtsanwälte LLP
Untermainkai 30
60329 Frankfurt am Main
T +49 69 271 38 89 35
F +49 69 271 38 89 70
E heinrich.vonbuenau(at)metis-legal.de
W www.metis-legal.de

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