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Dr. Dirk Kocher advises corporations, private equity firms, and strategic investors on public transactions, restructurings, and shareholder issues.
Mr. Kocher advises clients on a full spectrum of transformative transactions, restructurings and high-stakes shareholder disputes related to German stock corporations. He regularly guides clients through:
- Public M&A, taking private transactions, and PIPEs
- Corporate and financial restructurings of public companies
- Corporate governance, activism defense, and shareholder litigation
Drawing on an exceptional understanding of German stock corporation law, he regularly advises boards on complex transactions as well as compliance issues and shareholder disputes.
Mr. Kocher was a lecturer at Bucerius law school and currently serves there as chairman of the board of trustees of the Foundation of the Institute for Corporate and Capital Markets Law. He formerly served as vice chairman of the board of the Finnish-German Trade Association in Hamburg and regularly publishes and speaks on corporate and capital markets’ law issues.
Best Lawyers – M&A, Corporate and Capital Markets Law in Germany
Handelsblatt Best Lawyers 2019-2023
Notable Practitioner – M&A
Recommended – Corporate Law
BUJ Kanzleimonitor 2016-2017
“Well versed in complex restructurings and corporate governance issues”
The Legal 500 EMEA 2015