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Prof. Dr. Thomas Liebscher
Prof. Dr. Thomas Liebscher

Prof. Dr. Thomas Liebscher

Prof. Dr. Thomas Liebscher (partner) practices in the areas of corporate law, the law of group of companies, capital markets law and M&A. His practices includes, in particular, the representation of clients in disputes before state courts and arbitral tribunals; he also acts as arbitrator. Thomas Liebscher is honorary professor at the Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg and author of numerous publications in the area of corporate, capital markets and procedural law.

Education

Johannes-Gutenberg-University, Mainz
University of Mannheim (Dr. iur.)

 

ADDRESS MATTERS PUBLICATIONS MISCELLANEOUS LANGUAGES
ADDRESS
Prof. Dr. Thomas Liebscher
E-MAIL Thomas.Liebscher(at)sza.de
Mannheim
SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Otto-Beck-Straße 11
68165 Mannheim
PHONE +49 621 4257 219
FAX +49 621 4257 298
MATTERS

Litigation matters

  • Representation of the insolvency administrator of Wirecard AG in legal disputes with former auditor Ernst & Young
  • Representation of the insolvency administrator of Wirecard AG in connection with claims for damages of investors concerning alleged violation of publication duties under capital markets law
  • Representation of Bayer AG in connection with claims for damages of investors concerning alleged violation of publication duties under capital markets law
  • Advising Volkswagen AG in connection with claims for damages of investors concerning alleged violation of publication duties under capital markets law
  • Representation of the insolvency administrator of Qimonda AG in legal disputes with its majority shareholder Infineon Technologies AG
  • Advising the City of Dresden and its subsidiaries SachsenEnergie AG, EVD, and DREWAG as well as representation of EVD in legal disputes with Thüga AG
  • Representation of HARIBO group in various legal disputes
  • Representation in connection with defense against antitrust claims for damages as well as the enforcement of internal recourse claims according to the co-debtor compensation, among others for Vossloh Group in connection with the claim for damage of Deutsche Bahn as a consequence of the so-called rail cartel
  • Advising the City of Ludwigshafen and its subsidiaries TWL AG, Klinikum Ludwigshafen and GAG concerning various legal matters as well as representation of TWL AG in various legal matters
  • Representation of Omnicom Group
  • Advising and representing Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fonds GmbH in certain corporate law disputes
  • Representation of GLOBUS Group in various legal disputes
  • Representation of Axel Springer AG in various corporate disputes
  • Representation of Daimler AG in a large number of arbitration proceedings and litigation in state courts, among others in corporate law disputes concerning Dornier GmbH and against the Daimler Group's D&O-insurers
  • Representation of MLP AG in connection with claims for damages of investors concerning alleged violation of publication duties under capital markets law as well as representation in the respective KapMuG proceedings
  • Representation of Siemens AG in various disputes concerning consortium agreements
  • Representation of BASF SE in various legal disputes
  • Representation of MVV Energie AG in various legal disputes 
  • Representation of MLP AG in disputes initiated by Investors
  • Representation of majority shareholders of Dr. Haas GmbH (Mannheimer Morgen)
  • Representation of the Federal Institute for Special Tasks Arising from Unification (Bundesanstalt für vereinigungsbedingte Sonderaufgaben) in a Post-M&A dispute
  • Representation of CompuGROUP AG

Corporate law and transaction-related matters

  • Advising Daimler AG on the placement of 7,5% of its shares in EADS with finance investors
  • Advising Daimler AG on the placement of another 7,5% of its shares in EADS
  • Advising Daimler AG and EADS N.V. in connection with the acquisition of additional shares in Dornier GmbH
  • Advising Dasa AG in connection with the conversion into a GmbH & Co. KG
  • Advising with respect to the takeover of the blocking minority of BWK and Medien Union in Dr. Haas GmbH; preservation and sustained protection of Mannheimer Morgen’s independence
  • Advising MVV Energie AG in various acquisitions, among others interests in certain municipal public utilities
  • Advising MVV Energie AG on the divestment of its interest in Gasversorgung Süddeutschland GmbH with respect to all corporate and energy law matters
  • Support for BASF hotline in connection with BASF Compliance Program
  • Support for shareholders' meetings of various stock corporations
PUBLICATIONS

Monographs, Annotations and Participation in Compilations

  • Schäfer (ed.), Das neue Personengesellschaftsrecht, editing § 5 (Beschlussfassung und Beschlussmängelrecht bei der GbR und in Personenhandelsgesellschaften (together with Prof. Dr. Barbara Grunewald), Munich 2022 (forthcoming)
  • Münchener Kommentar zum GmbHG Volume 1, Annex § 13 GmbH-Konzernrecht, 1st edition Munich 2010, 2nd edition Munich 2015, 3rd edition Munich 2018 and 4th edition 2022 (forthcoming)
  • Münchener Kommentar zum GmbHG Volume 2, §§ 45, 46, 48 to 51, 1st edition Munich 2012, 2nd edition Munich 2016, 3rd edition Munich 2018 and 4th edition Munich 2022 (forthcoming)
  • Reichert (formerly Sudhoff), GmbH & Co. KG, editing §§ 1 to 3, 13, 14, 16, 17 and 50 (i.a. Gesellschafterversammlung, Beschlussmängelrecht, Konzernrecht), 5th edition Munich 2000, 6th edition Munich 2005, 7th edition Munich 2015 and 8th edition Munich 2021
  • Henssler/Strohn, Kommentar zum Gesellschaftsrecht, §§ 119 to 149 AktG, 1st edition Munich 2010, 2nd edition Munich 2014, 3rd edition Munich 2016, 4th edition Munich 2019 and 5th edition Munich 2021
  • Semler/Volhardt/Reichert, Arbeitshandbuch für die Hauptversammlung, editing §§ 33 to 35, 49 (Squeeze Out Unternehmensverträge, Eingliederung, Besonderheiten der Hauptversammlung der SE), 3rd edition Munich 2011, 4th edition Munich 2018 and 5th edition Munich 2021
  • Happ, Aktienrecht: Handbuch – Mustertexte – Kommentar Volume II, editing section „Unternehmensverträge“, 4th edition Cologne 2012 and 5th edition Cologne 2020
  • Beck’sches Handbuch der AG, editing §§ 6 and 14 (Vorstand und Aktienkonzern), 1st edition Munich 2005, 2nd edition Munich 2008 and 3rd edition Munich 2018
  • GmbH-Konzernrecht, Munich 2006
  • Münchner Kommentar zum GmbHG Volume 1, Annotations Annex § 13 GmbH-Konzernrecht, 1st edition Munich 2010, 2nd edition Munich 2015, 3rd edition Munich 2018
  • Münchner Kommentar zum GmbHG Volume 2; Annotations on §§ 45, 46, 48 to 51, 1st edition Munich 2012, 2nd edition Munich 2016 and 3rd edition Munich 2019
  • Henssler/Strohn, Kommentar zum Gesellschaftsrecht, Annotations on §§ 119 to 149 Aktg, 1st edition Munich 2010, 2nd edition Munich 2014, 3rd edition Munich 2016 and 4th edition Munich 2019
  • Beck’sches Handbuch der AG, Annotations on §§ 6 and 14 (Vorstand und Aktienkonzern), 1st edition Munich 2005 and 2nd edition Munich 2008
  • Reichert (formerly Sudhoff) GmbH & Co. KG: Annotations on §§ 1 to 3, 13, 14, 16, 17 and 50 (i.a. Gesellschafterversammlung, Beschlussmängelrecht, Konzernrecht) 5th edition, Munich 2000, 6th edition, Munich 2005 and 7th edition Munich 2015

Essays

  • „Zur Kündigung der (atypischen) stillen Gesellschaft (vor allem durch den Geschäftsinhaber)“, Festschrift Grunewald, 2021, p. 639 et seqq.
  • „Das allgemeine verbandsrechtliche Prinzip“ – eine Neubesinnung – Ein Beitrag zur analogen Anwendung von § 179a AktG auf die GmbH, Festschrift Ebke, 2021, p. 319 et seqq.
  • „Schiedsfähigkeit personengesellschaftsrechtlicher Beschlussmängelstreitigkeiten“, Festschrift Thümmel, p. 487 et seqq.
  • "Recht der Leistungsstörungen im Licht der Covid-19-Pandemie", ZIP 2020, p. 852 et seqq. (together with Dr. Stephan Zeyher and Dr. Ben Steinbrück)
  • "Die Corona-Krise und der digitale Zivilprozess", Anwaltsblatt 2020, p. 288 et seqq. (together with Dr. Michaela Balke and Dr. Richard Helwig)
  • "Die örtliche Zuständigkeit nach § 32b Abs. 1 Nr. 1 ZPO bei mehreren in Anspruch genommenen Emittenten“, WM 2020, p. 359 et seqq. (together with Dr. Ben Steinbrück)
  • "Zurechnung als Rechtsproblem", ZIP 2019, p. 1837 et. seqq.
  • "Rezension der Habilitationsschrift" von Christoph Schreiber, Konzernrechtsfreie Kontrolle, ZHR 183 (2019), p. 78 et.seqq.
  • "Die zivilprozessuale Musterfeststellungsklage in der Praxis des Aufsichtsrats“ Audit Committee Quaterly IV/2018, p. 40 et seqq.
  • "Der Gesetzentwurf zur Einführung einer Musterfeststellungsklage“, ZIP 2018, p. 1321 et seqq. (together with Dr. Michaela Balke and Dr. Ben Steinbrück)
  • "Gesellschafterhaftung bei Umwandlung einer GmbH in eine GbR; Rechtsscheinhaftung aufgrund fehlerhafter Registereintragung?", ZGR 2017, p. 389 et seqq.
  • "Die Einberufung der Gesellschafterversammlung durch zu Unrecht im Handelsregister eingetragene Geschäftsführer"; also annotaions on the BGH judgments of 8. November 2016 – II ZR 304/15 and of 25. October 2016 – II ZR 230/15; GmbHR 2017, p. 497 et seqq. (together with Dr. Ben Steinbrück)
  • "Die Präklusion verspäteter Erweiterungsanträge im Kapitalanleger-Musterverfahren nach § 15 KapMuG", ZIP 2016, p. 893 et seqq. (together with Dr. Ben Steinbrück)
  • Annotations on BGH judgment of 16. June 2015 - Az.: II ZR 384/13, regarding timing of the feasible suspension of a business contract with a dependent GmbH, DB 2015 p. 1771 (together with Sebastian Feige)
  • "Einstweiliger Rechtsschutz im GmbH-Recht, insbesondere im Zusammenhang mit Informations-, Beschlussmängel- und Anfechtungsstreitigkeiten sowie Streitigkeiten über die Gesellschafterliste", ZIP 2015, p. 1 (together with Dr. Matthias Alles)
  • Annotations on BGH judgment of 7. October 2014 - Az.: II ZR 381/13, regarding claim on provision of security on termination of control and profit and loss transfer agreement, DB 2014, p. 2950 ff. (together with Dr. Ben Steinbrück)
  • Annotations on BGH judgment of 13. May 2014, Az.: II ZR 350/12, regarding the nullity of shareholders' resolutions following the convention of the shareholders' meeting by heirs upon execution of a will, LMK 2014, p. 361985 (together with Dr. Ben Steinbrück)
  • "Der (Neu-) Zuschnitt von GmbH-Geschäftsanteilen nach MoMiG" in Liber Amicorum Martin Winter, 2011, p. 405 et seqq.
  • "Korrektur einer vom Notar eingereichten Gesellschafterliste", DStR 2010, p. 2038 (together with Constantin Goette)
  • "Die Regulierung der Finanzmärkte - Reformbedarf und Regelungsansätze des deutschen Gesetzgebers", NZG 2010, p. 841 et seqq. (together with Dr. Nicolas Ott)
  • "Das Gesetz über elektronische Handelsregister- und Genossenschaftsregister sowie das Unternehmensregister", NJW 2006, p. 3745 et seqq.
  • "Die Erfüllung des Verlustausgleichsanspruchs nach § 302 AktG", ZIP 2006, p. 1221 et seqq.
  • "Ungeschriebene Hauptversammlungszuständigkeiten im Lichte von Holzmüller, Macrotron und Gelatine", ZGR 2005, p. 1 et seqq.
  • "Die zwangsweise Verwertung vinkulierter Aktien", ZIP 2004, p. 241 et seqq.
  • "Umgehungsresistenz von Vinkulierungsklauseln", ZIP 2003, p. 825 et seqq.
  • "Die Zurechnungstatbestände des WpHG und WpÜG", ZIP 2002, p. 1005 et seqq.
  • "Das Übernahmeverfahren nach dem neuen Übernahmegesetz", ZIP 2001, p. 853 et seqq.
  • "Einschränkung der Verzinslichkeit des Abfindungsanspruchs dissentierender Gesellschafter gem. §§ 30 Abs. 1, S. 1, 208 UmwG, 305 Abs. 3, S. 3, 1. Hs. AktG", AG 1996, p. 455 et seqq.
MISCELLANEOUS
  • Honorary Professor at the Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg
  • Chairman of the Association for the Promotion of Practice Oriented Legal Education (Verein zur Förderung der anwaltsorientierten Juristenausbildung) at the Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg
  • Lecturer for the postgraduate studies program Merger & Acquisitions at the Westfälische Wilhelms-University of Münster
  • Examiner in the first state exam in Baden-Württemberg
  • Judge in Moot Courts held at the Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg
  • Lecturer for various conferences on stock corporation and group law issues

Memberships:

  • Association for the Promotion of Practice Oriented Legal Education (Verein zur Förderung der anwaltsorientierten Juristenausbildung) at the Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg
  • Wissenschaftliche Vereinigung für Unternehmens- und Gesellschaftsrecht (VGR)
  • Deutscher Juristentag e.V. (DJT)
  • Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit e.V. (DIS)
  • Expertenkommission: Modernisierung des Personengesellschaftsrechts der Deutschen Bundesregierung
LANGUAGES
 
  • German
  • English