Nikolaus has strong expertise in the entire field of stock corporation and capital markets law. His clients particularly appreciate his pragmatic approach and his sure eye for the implementation of the solutions he develops. Having previously worked in-house for many years, as head of the corporate office and in-house counsel for well-known listed and internationally operating groups, he knows what is important to his clients. Always solution-oriented, he brings his profound practical experience and diverse interdisciplinary knowledge to bear.
He specializes in advising management boards and in providing independent advice to supervisory boards on their respective corporate decisions - in the case of public companies, with a particular attention on compliance with and implementation of post-listing obligations and conformity with the recommendations of the GCGC.
With his recommendations, he always aims to protect his clients from risks, but in the relevant sensitive constellations he also advises on the effective enforcement of liability claims, on investigations and special audits as well as on D&O.
He applies his extensive experience and expertise gained from numerous shareholders' meetings in and after the shareholders' meeting, for example, in representing clients in stock corporation law disputes over resolutions.
He also advises supervisory boards on service agreements and on questions regarding the remuneration of board members.
In addition, he advises on corporate acquisitions, takeovers and corporate law transactions.
|Since 2022||Salary Partner, Taylor Wessing|
|2017 - 2021||Head of Corpporate Office CECONOMY AG, Düsseldorf|
|2015 - 2017||Head of Group Corporate Legal METRO AG, Düsseldorf|
|2014 – 2015||Associate Partner FPS Fritze Wicke Seelig Partnerschaftsgesellschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB|
|2009 – 2014||Associate Shearman & Sterling LLP|
|2008||Second State Examination, Düsseldorf|
|2006 - 2008||Legal Clerkship, Düsseldorf und Montevideo/Uruguay|
|2006||First State Examination, Munich|
|2003||Degree Additional Traning for Jurists, Bayreuth|
|2001 - 2006||Legal studies, Universities of Passau, Bayreuth and Munich|
Malus und Clawback im Jahr 2023 - Eine empirische Untersuchung im DAX, MDAX und SDAX, Der Aufsichtsrat 07-08/2023, S. 104 ff. (Co-Autor: Dr. Thomas Kopelke)
Überlegungen zur Einführung und Ausgestaltung einer E-Mail-„Richtlinie“ für den Aufsichtsrat, BOARD 2/2023, S. 74 ff.
Financial Experts Association (FEA) e. V.
Frauen in die Aufsichtsräte (FidAR) e. V.
Deutscher Juristentag (DJT) e. V.
Gesellschaftsrechtliche Vereinigung – Wissenschaftliche Vereinigung für Unternehmens- und Gesellschaftsrecht (VGR) e. V.
Taylor Wessing advises Mercurius Health on the acquisition of MEDICLIN Robert Janker Klinik
Taylor Wessing advises International Chemical Investors Group on acquisition of inprotec AG