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Arne Kießling

Counsel, Düsseldorf

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Published works

Overview

Arne is a Counsel based in Germany and has extensive experience in German corporate law, capital markets law and has defended a number of clients in litigious cases and proceedings initiated by German authorities. His clients include listed corporates in particular in the automotive, healthcare, and energy sectors.

Work highlights

Recent matters where Arne was substantially involved can be disclosed including:

  • continuously advising Volkswagen AG on matters of stock corporation law (including all shareholders’ meetings since 2015) and capital markets law and defending the company in several complex litigious matters and administrative proceedings;
  • continuously advising Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA on matters of stock corporation law (including all shareholders’ meetings since 2011) and capital markets law and defending the company in several litigious matters;
  • advising Siemens Healthineers AG on matters of stock corporation law and capital markets law in connection with their IPO and the following first public shareholders’ meeting;
  • continuously advising Beiersdorf AG on matters of stock corporation law (including all shareholders’ meetings since 2011) and capital markets law and defending the company in several litigious matters and administrative proceedings;
  • defending AUDI AG in several litigious matters and proceedings and advising the company on capital markets law matters;
  • continuously advising Porsche Automobil Holding SE on matters of stock corporation law (including all shareholders’ meetings since 2015) and capital markets law and defending the company in several administrative proceedings;
 

 

Professional experience

  • advising Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG on several internal investigations and continuously advising the company on matters of stock corporation law and corporate compliance;
  • advising Bayer AG on matters of stock corporation law and capital markets law, including all shareholders’ meetings since 2015;
  • advising Deutsche Börse AG on matters of stock corporation law and capital markets law, corporate compliance and on litigation matters;
  • advising Siemens AG on matters of stock corporation law and capital markets law;
  • advising thyssenkrupp AG on matters of stock corporation law and capital markets law and on litigation matters;
  • advising E.ON SE on matters of stock corporation law and capital markets law and on litigation matters;
  • defending HelloFresh SE in a litigious co-determination related matter;
  • advising Aareal Bank AG, Daimler AG, Deutsche Bank AG, Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA, Klöckner & Co. SE, RWE AG, Santander Bank AG, Sal. Oppenheim KGaA and Sixt Leasing SE on various matters of corporate law.


Education and qualifications

Arne studied at the University of Münster and finished his First and Second Legal State Examination with honours. He also holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Düsseldorf.

Arne speaks German and English.

Published works

Arne has published the following articles and/or books:

  • „Kapitalmarkt – Neuer Anlauf zur Entwicklung von KMU-Wachstumsmärkten“ – in: DB 2019, 1494
  • "Die unzureichende Beachtung der rechtsformspezifischen Besonderheiten der KGaA in der jüngeren Gesetzgebung und im Corporate Governance Kodex" – in: Festschrift für Reinhard Marsch-Barner, 2018, 273 (jointly with Dr Tim Johannsen-Roth – publication on the lack of attention of the legislator regarding the particularities of the legal form of the partnership limited by shares);
  • "Rechtsentwicklungen im Aktienrecht 2017" – in: Der Betrieb 2017, Beilage Nr. 3, 17 (jointly with Dr Tim Johannsen-Roth and Dirk Horcher – publication on the developments in stock corporation law in 2017);
  • "Das Amt des Ehrenvorsitzenden des Aufsichtsrats" – in: NZG 2013, 972 (jointly with Dr Tim Johannsen-Roth – publication on the office of the honorary chairman of the supervisory board);
  • "Der übernahmerechtliche Squeeze-Out gemäß §§ 39a, 39b WpÜG” – 2008 (doctoral thesis on the squeeze out provisions following a public tender offer);
  • "Möglichkeiten der BaFin zur Beendigung von Übernahmeschlachten nach dem WpÜG" – in: Der Betrieb, 2007, 1796 et seqq. (jointly with Dr Tobias Böckmann – publication on administrative options to end takeover battles)
  • "Übernahmerechtlicher Squeeze-Out: Erster Praxistest" – in: Der Betrieb – Status:Recht, 2007, 295 et seqq. (publication on the first actual squeeze out proceedings following a public tender offer)
  • "Gesellschaften als Parteien im Zivilprozess" – in: JuS 2010, 312 (jointly with Dr Jochen Markgraf –publication on public and private companies in civil proceedings)
  • "Handelsrecht im Assessorexamen" – in: JuS 2010, 881 (jointly with Dr Jochen Markgraf – publication on issues of trade law in the German Second Legal State Examination)