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Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Rolf A. Schütze

Lawyer and Notary a.D.

born in 1934; le­gal stud­ies at the Uni­ver­si­ties of Bonn, Freiburg/ i.Br., Gene­va and Lux­em­bourg; ad­mit­ted to the Ger­man Bar in 1962.

As an ar­bi­tra­tor Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Rolf A. Schütze has been in­volved as pre­sid­ing ar­bi­tra­tor, ar­bi­tral tri­bunal mem­ber or sole ar­bi­tra­tor in more than 100 most­ly in­ter­na­tion­al cas­es in ad-hoc and in­sti­tu­tion­al ar­bi­tra­tion pro­ceed­ings (ICC, DIS, In­ter­na­tion­al Court of Ar­bi­tra­tion at Vi­en­na and Re­gion­al Cen­tre for Ar­bi­tra­tion, Kuala Lumpur). In many oth­er cas­es he act­ed as par­ty rep­re­sen­ta­tive be­fore ar­bi­tral tri­bunals. Since 1983 Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Rolf A. Schütze is a hon­orary pro­fes­sor at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Tübin­gen for In­ter­na­tion­al Civ­il Pro­ce­du­ral Law. He is a mem­ber of var­i­ous pro­fes­sion­al as­so­ci­a­tions, in­ter alia the Ger­man So­ci­ety for Pub­lic In­ter­na­tion­al Law and the Aca­dem­ic Union for In­ter­na­tion­al Civ­il Pro­ce­du­ral Law. Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Rolf A. Schütze is the au­thor of lead­ing pub­li­ca­tions on In­ter­na­tion­al Civ­il Pro­ce­du­ral Law, Bank­ing Law and Ar­bi­tra­tion.

On 20 Oc­to­ber 2010 the Aris­tote­les Uni­ver­si­ty of Thes­sa­loni­ki award­ed Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Rolf A. Schütze the hon­orary doc­tor­ate.

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Prof. Dr. Hervé Edelmann

Lawyer

Born 1961 in Beirut, Lebanon; law study, doctoral work, and teaching assistant at the University of Marburg (endowed chair of Dr. Bodo Pieroth – doctoral supervisor – and Dr. Werner Frotscher). Attorney-at-law and specialist for banking and capital markets. Visiting professor for bank contract law and capital investments at the University of Leipzig. Member of the Academic Society for Banking Law (the Bankrechtliche Vereinigung – Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Bankrecht e.V.) and the working group for banking and capital markets.
Dr. Edelmann has been a member of the board of the Stuttgart Bar Association since April 2012 where he has also been chair of the examination committee for specialists for banking and capital markets since 2007. He has made a name for himself in the field as the author of numerous publications and of the newsletter Banken-Times SPEZIAL Bankrecht, which appears monthly in cooperation with the Heidelberg Finance Colloquium. He also lectures at banking law events.
Dr. Hervé Edelmann is the practice group leader of the banking and capital markets practice. In addition, he is frequently active in litigation defense of claims arising under government liability, and advises various medium-sized and financial services enterprises during in-court proceeding.

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Olaf Sachner

Lawyer

born in 1961; Olaf Sach­n­er stud­ied law at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Mar­burg; he was ad­mit­ted to the Ger­man Bar in 1997. Mr. Sach­n­er is a Cer­ti­fied Lawyer for Bank and Cap­i­tal Mar­ket Law and mem­ber of the bank­ing law as­so­ci­a­tion “Aca­dem­ic So­ci­ety for Bank­ing Law e.V.”

Be­fore join­ing Thümmel, Schütze & Part­ner in 2005 Mr. Sach­n­er worked as an in-house coun­sel for a ma­jor Ger­man bank­ing group in Frank­furt/Main and Berlin for more than 12 years.

Mr. Sach­n­er has ex­ten­sive ex­pe­ri­ence in the ar­eas of gen­er­al bank­ing law, cor­po­rate lend­ing, re­struc­tur­ing and in­sol­ven­cy law, as well as prop­er­ty fi­nanc­ing.

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Dr. Robert M. Reuß

Lawyer

born in 1975; Dr. Robert M. Reuß stud­ied law at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Tübin­gen. Phd at the Tech­ni­cal Uni­ver­si­ty of Dres­den (Prof. Dr. Horst-Pe­ter Götting, LL.M). Dr. Reuß was ad­mit­ted to the Ger­man Bar in 2008. Cer­ti­fied Lawyer for Bank and Cap­i­tal Mar­ket Law.

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Dr. Tilman Schultheiß

Lawyer

Born in 1986; studied law at the University of Leipzig with an emphasis in banking and capital markets; teaching assistant (endowed chair of Dr. Reinhard Welter); since 2012, reviewer of the academic portion of the initial bar examination at the University of Leipzig for the banking and capital markets portion; doctoral work at the University of Leipzig in conjunction with professional activities; licensed as an attorney-at-law since 2014.
Mr. Schultheiss’s practice focuses on banking and capital markets, investments, and insurance.
Mr. Schultheiss has been a lecturer on the law faculty at the University of Leipzig since 2015. He is the author of numerous expert contributions in commentaries and journals.

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Katrin Etteldorf

Lawyer

born 1977; studied law with specialized foreign-language training in English at the University of Augsburg. Attorney-at-law since 2004. Specialist attorney for labor law, for construction and architect law, and for banking and capital markets law.
Member of the Verband deutscher ArbeitsrechtsAnwälte e.V. (the Association of German Labor Law Attorneys), member of the working group for banking and capital markets law of the German Bar Association, member of the Saxony Bar Association’s specialized attorney committee for banking and capital markets.
On the individual and collective labor side, Ms. Etteldorf represents and advises employers, including medium-sized companies, and management. Her practice focuses on strategic negotiation and litigation management, the structure and implementation of reorganization and restructuring measures, and advising on and accompanying negotiations with the works council including, but not limited to, regarding interest balancing and social plans. In addition, Ms. Etteldorf assists with the implementation of entrepreneurial concepts, e.g., flexible work models and variable compensation. Moreover, Ms. Etteldorf conducts continuing education for human resources staff and senior management, especially by giving in-house seminars.
On the banking and capital markets, Ms. Etteldorf represents credit institutes, financial services companies, and leasing companies. She also has many years of experience in asset management. Litigation encompasses, on the one hand, enforcing contractual claims, and on the other, defending against claims alleging breach of contract.

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Constanze Muck

Lawyer

born 1981; studied law and held a clerkship at the Technical University of Dresden; attorney-at-law since 2010. Member of the German Bar Association’s working group for intellectual property law and media and of the Medical Law Association at Dresden International University.

Ms. Muck’s practices primarily focuses on litigation involving medium-sized and large companies in banking and leasing matters. Moreover, she accompanies intellectual property matters including, but not limited to, registering, monitoring and defending trademarks and copyrights as well as managing patents, and advises on issues of competition law. She also provides legal advice and representation to physicians and pharmacists concerning professional practices and liability: e.g., in questions involving the applicable rules and regulations governing pharmaceuticals and medications.

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Andrea Neuhof

Lawyer

Born in 1978; attended Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. Clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Nuremberg. Admitted to practice as an attorney-at-law since 2006, and specialized attorney for banking and capital markets since 2011. From 2006 through 2017, Ms. Neuhof was an attorney-at-law in a Nuremberg boutique firm specializing in banking.

Ms. Neuhof advises and represents credit institutes both in and out of court, particularly in general banking matters, in credit and credit security, capital investment, and in bankruptcy appeals. Additionally, she has practical experience in pre-trial company reorganization by banks.

Ms. Neuhof is a member of the working group for banking and capital markets of the Deutscher Anwaltverein, the Österreichische Bankwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft, at the ReTurn Forum für Restrukturierung und Turnaround Management in Vienna, as well as in the Juristische Gesellschaft Mittelfranken zu Nürnberg e.V. and in the experts’ committee of the Nuremberg Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In addition, she is active as a speaker at expert seminars and lecture events.

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Eduard Meier

Lawyer

Born in 1987; attended the University of Konstanz; clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Karlsruhe; several years working as lecturer at a bar examination revision course; researcher at the University of Stuttgart (endowed chair of Prof. Dr. Volker Haug); admitted as an attorney-at-law since 2017.
Mr. Meier belongs to our banking and capital markets practice and represents credit institutes in disputes both in and out of court.

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Prof. Dr. Dietmar Ehrlich

Lawyer

born in 1941; Prof. Dr. Ehrlich stud­ied law at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Würzburg un­til con­fer­ral of his doc­tor­ate. He was ad­mit­ted to the Ger­man Bar in 1974. From 1972 un­til 2004 Prof. Dr. Ehrlich was mem­ber of the le­gal de­part­ment of a large Ger­man bank where he held a po­si­tion as gen­er­al coun­sel for many years. Since 1989 Prof. Dr. Ehrlich has been a lec­tur­er at the Fac­ul­ty of Eco­nom­ic Sci­ence of the Uni­ver­si­ty Tübin­gen. Since 2000, he has been a hon­orary pro­fes­sor in the same fac­ul­ty. In 2006, he joined Thümmel, Schütze & Part­ner as of-coun­sel for the Area of Ex­per­tise of Bank­ing Law and Cap­i­tal Mar­kets. He is the au­thor of sev­er­al pub­li­ca­tions in the area of bank­ing law, with a fo­cus on ex­ter­nal trade.