Hans-Michael Giesen
Tel. +49 (0)30 8140 7154-0
Fax +49 (0)30 8140 7154-9
Rechtsanwalt (attorney-at-law/solicitor) and Notary Public

Practice Focus
Notarial Services (with emphasis on corporate matters); corporate transactions; corporate governance;
shareholder disputes; alternative dispute resolution; complex commercial contracts;
non-profit organizations; professional ethics and responsability

Professional Experience
Foreign Associate, Shearman & Sterling, New York (1985-1986)
Associate, Bruckhaus Westrick Stegemann, Frankfurt (1987-1990)
Partner, Bruckhaus Westrick Stegemann, Berlin (1990-1996)
Resident partner, New York office, Bruckhaus Westrick Stegemann/
Bruckhaus Westrick Heller Löber (1996-2000)
Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Berlin (2000-2008)
Partner, GÖRG, Berlin (2008-2012)

Legal and Economics studies, Freiburg/Germany (1976-1978) and Münster/
Germany (1978-1980)
Research fellow, Paris (1981)
Award of doctoral degree/Ph.D. equivalent, University of Münster (1984)
Legal traineeship, Berlin and Brussels (1981-1984)
Graduate legal studies (LL.M. degree) at the University of Michigan Law School,
Ann Arbor, MI (1984-1985)

International Bar Association, American Bar Association, German-American
Lawyers' Association
American Chamber of Commerce in Germany, German Council on Foreign
Member, Constitutional Body of the German Federal Bar (since 2003); during its fifth and sixth term also Chair Committee 2 (General Professional Responsibility and Attorney Advertising)
Member of the Council of the International Bar Association (representing the German Federal Bar)
Member of the Board of Trustees, American Academy in Berlin

German, English, French

English-Language Publications
  • Negotiated M&A Guide (Germany), International Bar Association Corporate and M&A Law Committee, November 2011
  • New German Law Requires Disclosure Of Individual Board Members’ Compensation, Securities Regulation & Law, Vol. 37, No. 29, July 18, 2005
  • Germany’s New Regulation on Exchange and Market Price Manipulation, World Securities Law Report BNA, 01/04
  • The New German Public Takeover Law, International Law News, Spring 2002, Vol. 31 No. 2
  • Germany’s New Public Takeover Law, World Securities Law Report, February 2002, Volume 8 No. 2
  • German Expert Commission Recommendations for New Legislation Governing Takeover Bids for Public Companies, World Securities Law Report, June 2000, Volume 6 No. 6
  • Airfinance Annual: Germany Legal Aspects, 1999/2000
  • Deutsche Börse AG has amended the rules for access to the “Neuer Markt” segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, World Securities Law Report, November 1999, Volume 5 No. 11
  • The Euro: A Practical Primer on the Transition, The Canadian-German Lawyer, December 1998
  • Implementation of Investment Services and other EC Directives in Germany: Extension of Banking Supervision to Securities Firms, World Securities Law Report, February 1998, Volume 4 No. 2
  • International Finance Transactions – The Pledge of Shares in a German Limited Liability Company, Winter 1997, Volume 31 No. 4
  • Proposed Legislative Changes Would Affect Securities, Investment Funds, World Securities Law Report, May 1997
  • Draft Law Will Allow Companies to use either U.S. GAAP or IAS, World Securities Law Report, February 1997
  • The Treuhandanstalt lives on, International Financial Law Review, February 1995
  • Acquisition of Shares in a Foreign Country, International Bar Association Series, 1993
  • Upstream Subsidies: Policy and Enforcement Questions after the Trade and Tariff Act of 1984, The International Law Journal of Georgetown University Law Center, 1985, Volume 17 No. 2