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Dr. Axel Zitzmann


Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Graf-Adolf-Platz 15
40213 Dusseldorf

Phone +49 211 5660 18745
Fax +49 211 5660 110

Languages: German, English, French

Curriculum vitae

Dr. Axel Zitzmann was born in 1956. He studied law at the Universities of Bonn, Germany, and Geneva, Switzerland, with an emphasis on trade and corporate law. He earned his doctorate in limited liability group law. He was admitted to the bar in 1985 and first joined Galler, Meyer-Landrut, Miller. He cooperated with Arthur Andersen as an independent attorney from 1989 to 1992 and became a founding Partner of Luther in 1992.

Areas of Practice

Dr. Axel Zitzmann specializes in corporate acquisitions and sales, including corporate law for the capital market. He is also the author of several publications on corporate law.

  • City of Wuppertal: legal counsel during the comprehensive reorganisation of the public utilities group in respect to corporate law, as well as the buyback of shares held by RWE
  • State of North Rhine-Westfalia: assistance regarding alternative structures for the disposal of the LEG
  • Dortmunder Stadtwerke/Stadtwerke Bochum: legal counsel during the acquisition of an 80.5% equity stake in GELSENWASSER AG from E.ON, including the subsequent mandatory offer to external shareholders
  • TXU EET Deutschland GmbH: legal counsel during the acquisition of a 74.9% share in Braunschweiger Versorgungsbetriebe AG
  • Advice on the sale of its power distribution business with large industrial customers and resellers to the energy supplier Enovos Rheinenergie
  • Advice on the planned acquisition of WSW Wuppertal 8KU-Stadtwerke; corporate law advice on the implementation of a power-plant project
  • Stadtwerke Bochum: acquisition of an onshore wind farm
  • Public utilities: participation in an offshore wind farm
  • Stadtwerke Bochum: power plant project in Herne with RheinEnergie AG; corporate law advice in connection with the planned acquisition of a share in Stadtwerke Wuppertal GmbH
  • Dortmunder Stadtwerke/Stadtwerke Bochum: advice in connection with legal proceedings initiated through a shareholder action (Spruchverfahren) to determine the adequacy of the compensation and settlement payment under the profit transfer agreement between Wasser und Gas Westfalen GmbH and GELSENWASSER AG
  • Bergische Kooperation: advice on the planned merger of the public utilities of Wuppertal, Solingen, Remscheid, Velbert and Hilden
  • Calvin Klein Germany/Tommy Hilfiger Group: advice on the corporate integration of Calvin Klein Germany into Tommy Hilfiger
  • MVZ Medizinisches Versorgungszentrum Saarbrücken GmbH: sale of all shares in MVZ Medizinisches Versorgungszentrum Saarbrücken GmbH to ViaMedis Nierenzentren GmbH, a subsidiary of B. Braun AG
  • Company from the upscale prêt-à-porter industry: acquisition of a company from the upscale prêt-à-porter industry in connection with the settlement among the founding shareholders
  • Enovos International S.A., bayernets GmbH: advising Enovos International S.A. and bayernets GmbH on the intended acquisition of Ferngas Nordbayern GmbH
  • Advising an energy supplier on the acquisition of a black-coal-fired power plant (acquisition of the 75% interest held by a joint venture)