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Dr. Andreas Gätsch


Königsallee 60 C (KÖ-Höfe)
40212 Dusseldorf

T +49 211 30 20 15 36
F +49 211 30 20 15 90

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Doctorate degree: Marburg 1996
Admitted in: 1997

Universities: Marburg (Studium), Hamburg (Referendariat)

Practice areas
Areas of expertise

German, English

Legal practice

Dr. Andreas Gätsch has been a lawyer since 1997. At the beginning of his career, he worked for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Cologne, London and Düsseldorf before joining the Düsseldorf office of Sernetz Schäfer Rechtsanwälte in 2004 as a partner. In 2019, he joined the Düsseldorf office of FPS as a partner.

Dr. Gätsch advises German and foreign companies on corporate and capital markets law as well as on national and cross-border M&A transactions. A further focus of his work is on corporate succession issues, in particular for medium-sized companies.

Dr. Gätsch is author of numerous publications in the fields of corporate and capital market law. Among others, he is co-author of the standard works in the field of German stock corporation law "Happ, Aktienrecht" and "Marsch-Barner/Schäfer (ed.), Handbuch der börsennotierten AG".

Education and career
  • January 2019: Partner at FPS, Düsseldorf
  • Since 1997, he has worked as a lawyer in Hamburg, Cologne, London and Düsseldorf (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Sernetz Schäfer Rechtsanwälte)
  • 1997 Second State Examination in Law in Hamburg
  • 1996 Doctorate/PhD (Dr. jur.) at the Philipps-University Marburg (Prof. Dr. Beuthien)
  • 1991 - 1994 Assistant lecturer at the Philipps-University Marburg (Prof. Dr. Beuthien)
  • 1991 First State Examination in Law at the Philipps-University Marburg

JUVE Handbook:
Dr. Andreas Gätsch has been recommended as "frequently recommended lawyer" in corporate law annually since 2011 (JUVE Handbook 2018/19: "professional, result-oriented, good economic understanding", client).

Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers:
Dr. Andreas Gätsch is listed under "Germany's Best Lawyers" in the categories " Corporate Law" (annually since 2012), "Capital Markets Law" (annually since 2012) and "M&A" (annually since 2017). He was awarded by Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers as "Lawxer of the Year 2017" in Capital Markets Law (North Rhine-Westphalia). Every year, the US publishing house Best Lawyers determines Germany's most renowned business lawyers exclusively for Handelsblatt in an extensive peer-to-peer process.

Legal500 Germany:
Dr. Andreas Gätsch has been recommended in corporate law annually since 2017 (Legal500 2019 Germany/Corporate Law: "very good analytical skills").