Stephan Gittermann

Stephan Gittermann

Stephan Gittermann

Frankfurt a.M.

T +49 69 27229 24970

Industries Information Tech & Telecommunications

Areas of practice

Stephan Gittermann advises national and international businesses and their executive bodies on all issues pertaining to stock corporation and capital markets law. He advises on public takeovers, capital increases, squeeze-outs, general shareholder meetings and bond issues. Stephan Gittermann also advises on corporate acquisitions and joint ventures. He has co-authored a renowned guide for supervisory board members and a legal commentary on supervisory boards.


Stephan Gittermann studied law at the Universities of Freiburg and Munich (Germany). After being admitted to the German Bar in 1995, he initially worked for a law firm in Frankfurt a.M. (Germany), which specialised in corporate and capital markets law. From 2000 to 2013, he worked for international law firms in Frankfurt a.M. and London (England).

Honors and distinctions
  • Chambers Europe 2010: Ranking in "Corporate/M&A" ("Stephan Gittermann's client list features many listed companies.")
  • JUVE Guide 2012/2013: Listed under "Frequently Recommended" in "M&A" (first listed in 2010/2011, "Result-oriented", competitor)
  • The Legal 500 Germany 2015: Listed in "Corporate Law" (first listed in 2013)
  • Best Lwyers 2024: Recommendation in "Mergers and Acquisition Law" (first recommendation in 2021)

  • Advising Rémy Cointreau on the sale of its distribution companies in the Czech Republic and Slovakia to Jägermeister
  • Advising Umicore on the sale of its European technical materials business
  • Advising STEICO SE, a listed company, on a capital increase
  • Advising Deutsche Kreditbank AG on the merger of SKG BANK AG
  • Advising United Initiators on its acquisition of Azelis Peroxides SAS
  • Advising the world's largest paint manufacturer, Akzo Nobel, on the public takeover of the Offenbach (Germany)-based coating manufacturer Schramm at the Hong Kong stock exchange and the subsequent squeeze-out
  • Advising the owners of WestLB on the bidding process to sell WestLB
  • Advising the financial investor Lone Star on the acquisition of IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG from KfW
  • Advising Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen (Helaba) on a capital increase by way of contributions in cash and in kind realised by the listed pharmaceutical wholesaler F. Reichelt, which belongs to the Merckle group
  • Advising the Taiwanese electronics group Everlight on the acquisition of the lights manufacturer WOFI
  • Advising Beijing Automotive (BAIC) in the bidding process regarding Opel
  • Advising Beijing Automotive (BAIC) on the acquisition of IP from Saab
  • Advising Fraport AG, the company that runs Frankfurt airport, on its IPO
  • Advising METRO AG on the IPO of Praktiker
  • Advising on the IPO of Fraport AG, the company operating Frankfurt Airport

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