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Partner

Dr. Martin Imhof

Düsseldorf

+49 211 600 55-246 +49 211 600 55-250

Languages
German, English
Consulting focuses
  • Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Private Equity
  • Corporate Law
  • Joint Ventures
  • India Desk
  • Venture Capital
  • Reorganisation [of group of companies]
  • Distribution Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Logistics Law
  • Corporate Litigation
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Vita

  • Certified Specialist Lawyer in Commercial and Corporate Law
  • Admitted to the Bar since 2004
  • Education and former activities
  • Legal Trainee (Referendar) in Hamburg and Toronto/Canada2002-2004
  • University of Freiburg1995-2000; Dr. jur. 2002

Affiliations

  • Indo-German Chamber of Commerce
  • International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)
  • German National Committee of Comparative Law 
  • International Bar Association (IBA) – Corporate Division

     

Dr. Martin Imhof's Distinctions

JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2022/2023
kanzleimonitor 2022/2023
India Business Law Journal 2022
Legal 500 EMEA 2022
Legal 500 Germany 2022
kanzleimonitor 2021/2022
JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2021/2022
Top International Law Firm 2021
Legal 500 EMEA 2021
The International A-List
The International A-List
Legal 500 Germany 2021
JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2020/2021
India Business Law Journal 2020
Legal 500 EMEA 2020
The International A-List
Legal 500 Germany 2020
India Business Law Journal 2019
PBV Monitor 2019: Empfohlener Anwalt
Legal 500 EMEA 2019
The International A-List
Legal 500 Germany 2019
India Business Law Journal 2018
India Business Law Journal 2017
JUVE Award 2016
WirtschaftsWoche Top-Kanzlei M&A
Chambers Global 2016
India Business Law Journal 2016
India Business Law Journal 2015

Special Publication

Cross-Border Mergers & Acquisitions in Germany

A Transaction Guide for Foreign Investors Download

Projects

Advising a German logistic company on the establishment of a joint venture with an Indian steel company regarding the operation of a terminal at the harbour of Khor Al Zubair, Iraq
Counsel to shareholders and companies concerning disputes between shareholders about redemption of shares, execution of information rights or damage claims
Counsel in DIS, ICC and ad hoc arbitration proceedings concerning Post-M & A disputes
Acquisition of gas and steam turbine power plant by international energy service provider
Sale of interests in Indian Joint Venture Company (logistics and port operations) to a Japanese worldwide leading shipping company for German co-partner

Publications

2022

Agrofert kauft Stickstoffgeschäft von Borealis
Juve online, June 7, 2022 by Dr. Martin Imhof, Dr. Wolfram Sandner, Dr. Laurence M. Westen, Dr. Alexander Bork, Astrid Luedtke, Sebastian Pollmeier, Christian Schild, LL.M. (Queen Mary University of London), Dr. Cem Karaosmanoğlu, Fabian Schmitz, Dorothee Kirsten Linnartz, LL.M. (University of the West of England, Bristol)
Gesellschafter einer Partnerschaftsgesellschaft haften nur akzessorisch für einen Abfindungsanspruch
OLG München, Judgment from September 22, 2021, GWR 2022, 27

2021

Capiton sichert sich Axxence mit Lupp + Partner
Juve, September 27, 2021 by Dr. Martin Imhof, Dr. Guido Hoffmann, LL.M. (Cornell University), Christoph Hexel, Beatrice Stange, LL.M. (King’s College London), Astrid Luedtke, Sebastian Pollmeier
Capiton sichert sich Axxence mit Lupp + Partner
Juve, September 27, 2021 by Dr. Martin Imhof, Sebastian Pollmeier
Maskenstreit: Bund verteidigt sich mit EY Law, CMS und Dentons gegen Lieferanten
Juve, February 4, 2021
Kein verminderter Sorgfaltsmaßstab des Geschäftsführers der Komplementärin einer GmbH & Co. KG, der zugleich Kommanditist der KG ist
BGH, decision of September 22, 2020, GWR 2021, 48

2020

Keine Legitimationswirkung einer entgegen einer einstweiligen Verfügung eingereichten Gesellschafterliste
KG, 22. Zivilsenat, Beschluss vom 18. Dezember 2019, GWR 2020, 305  
Rechtmäßige Zusammensetzung des Aufsichtsrats der Aktiengesellschaft nach deren Umwandlung in eine SE
OLG München, Beschluss vom 26. März 2020, GWR 2020, 303

2019

Befreiung des Liquidators einer GmbH von den Beschränkungen des § 181 BGB bedarf einer Satzungsgrundlage
OLG Frankfurt a. M., Beschluss vom 21. Mai 2019, GWR 2019, 441
Indo-German Business Meeting: NRW keen to attract more investments from India
INDIAN BUSINESS REVIEW, August 5, 2019
Überschreitung der Geschäftsführungsbefugnis eines Außengesellschafters
BGH, Urteil vom 11. September 2018, GWR 2019, 7

2018

Ausfallhaftung bei Erwerb der GmbH-Gesellschafterstellung nach Fälligkeit der Einlageforderung
BGH, decision of September 18, 2018, GWR 2018, 470

Lectures

2022

Garantien und Schaden – Zusammenhänge und Pitfalls im Haftungsregime
M&A Kongress 2022, Deutsches Institut für Rechtsabteilungen & Unternehmensjuristen, November 7, 2022, Düsseldorf
Indian Investments into Germany – The Legal Framework”
Startup-Woche Düsseldorf - GINSEP Startup Delegation Tour – Explore Germany, June 20, 2022, Düsseldorf

2021

Setting up a Business in Germany Rules, Regulations and Procedures: The Legal Framework
Tech4Goods Startups, German Indian Startup Exchange Program (GINSEP), Explore Germany: A digital journey to Germany for Indian Startups & Investors, November 30, 2021
Setting up a Business in Germany Rules, Regulations and Procedures: The Legal Framework
Healthcare & COVID-related Startups, German Indian Startup Exchange Program (GINSEP), Explore Germany: A digital journey to Germany for Indian Startups & Investors, November 9, 2021
Setting up a Business in Germany Rules, Regulations and Procedures: The Legal Framework
Tech4Goods Startups, German Indian Startup Exchange Program (GINSEP), Explore Germany: A digital journey to Germany for Indian Startups & Investors, June 1, 2021

2020

Setting up a Business in Germany Rules, Regulations and Procedures: The Legal Framework
Tech4Goods Startups, German Indian Startup Exchange Program (GINSEP), Explore Germany: A digital journey to Germany for Indian Startups & Investors, October 30, 2020
Setting up a Business in Germany Rules, Regulations and Procedures: The Legal Framework
German Indian Startup Exchange Program (GINSEP), Explore Germany: A digital journey to Germany for Indian Start-Ups & Investors, Düsseldorf, 29. October 2020

2019

Business Opportunities in the Industrial Heartland of Germany – What is in for Indian Companies in the State of North Rhine-Westphalia?
Indo-German Business Meeting – NRW.Invest, 2 August 2019, Chennai
Business Opportunities in the Industrial Heartland of Germany – What is in for Indian Companies in the State of North Rhine-Westphalia?
Indo-German Business Meeting – NRW.Invest, 31 July 2019, Bengaluru  
Market Idiosyncrasies - How to Raise Money from International Perspectives
AIJA Half Year Conference, 23 May 2019, Hong Kong
Governance and M&A challenges for family and other closely held businesses - Impact of the changing international landscape for doing Business on the M&A process?
5th IBA Global Entrepreneurship Conference, 20 May 2019, Copenhagen
Foreign Investment Control – Impact on M&A
15 May 2019, Vienna

2018

2. Düsseldorfer M&A Roundtable "Erfolgsfaktoren für M&A im Mittelstand"
November 21, 2018, Düsseldorf, Dr. Martin Imhof und Dr. Michael Sörgel
Being an international lawyer – Competences, qualities and practical experience
What do you need to be an 'international lawyer'?, AIJA Seminar, August 28, 2018, Brussels
Personal branding of legal professionals – create your own business case
Moderator, AIJA Half-Year Conference, Happy ever after! In-house counsels and lawfirms perspective on how to successfully develop client-attorney relationship, May 23-26, 2018, Warsaw
4th IBA Global Entrepreneurship Conference: Disruption meets Tradition
Member of the Executive Committee, Session Co-Chair, „The Digital Age in the Business of Law”, May 14-15, 2018, Munich
Düsseldorfer M&A Roundtable
Unternehmenskauf 4.0: Daten, Datenschutz und Cybersecurity – Neue Herausforderungen für Käufer und Verkäufer im M&A Prozess, March 21, 2018, Düsseldorf, by Dr. Martin Imhof and Dr. Michael Sörgel

2017

AIJA Half-Year Conference
May 17-20, 2017 Riga, Member of organizing committee
Starter Kit for Start-Ups – The suitable legal setting for your business idea: basic considerations, key drivers and corporate structure
AIJA Seminar The Start Up World, May 17 - 20, 2017, Riga
Scaling up – Growing the business and preparing for an exit. From start-up to scale-up
3rd Silicon Beach Conference, International Bar Association February, 1-3, 2017, Los Angeles, Santa Monica

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