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Dr. Heinrich Geddert

Dr. Heinrich Geddert

German Attorney at Law since 1982
Partner at SCHIEDERMAIR since 2001 (Founding Partner)
German Notary since 2007

  

Practice Areas

  • Corporate Law
  • Inheritance and Estate Matters
  • Commercial Litigation and Legal Opinions
  • Notarial services in particular for M&A acquisitions and divestitures as well as real estate matters, corporate matters, and the formation of corporations; also provides notarial services for wills and marriage agreements

Practice Summary

Corporate Law

Dr. Heinrich Geddert’s practice focuses on corporate law. His clients are primarily corporations (as well as foundations or associations) and entrepreneurs. He advises and represents them primarily in corporate and commercial law matters. This representation includes preparing legal opinions, drafting and negotiating agreements, reviewing, defending, and executing claims and demands, and resolving disputes concerning bankruptcy issues. Heinrich works closely together with other SCHIEDERMAIR attorneys with respect to commercial leasing matters, competition law, and tax law.

Litigation

Heinrich has over 30 years of experience litigating corporate and commercial matters, including significant, complex matters. As part of his litigation practice, he has in particular handled numerous appeals over the years. In addition, he has argued before arbitral bodies on behalf of his clients to resolve various types of disputes.

Notarial Services

Since his appointment as a Notary in 2007 (and prior to that as a Deputy Notary), Heinrich’s notarial services encompass all agreements that are typical for a business-oriented law firm.

Industry Focus

Financial Services, Construction, Mid-Sized Service Companies and Manufacturing

Representative Client Matters

  • Notarizing agreements for large M&A transactions
  • Complex litigation, including legal opinions concerning the viability of claims at the appellate level
  • Legal opinions regarding the liability of executives for breach of duty and using the business judgment rule as a defense
  • Preparing corporate succession agreements, including the associated tax issues

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Frankfurt Association of Attorneys (Frankfurter Anwaltsverein e.V.)
  • German Association of Attorneys (Deutscher Anwaltsverein e.V)
  • Frankfurt Legal Society (Frankfurter Juristische Gesellschaft)
  • Association of German Jurists (Deutscher Juristentag e. V.)
  • Leipzig Legal Society (Leipziger Juristische Gesellschaft)
  • Banking Law Association – Academic Association for Banking Law (Bankrechtliche Vereinigung – Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Bankrecht)
  • American Chamber of Commerce in Germany
  • German Association of Intellectual Property and Copyright Law (Deutsche Vereinigung für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht e.V. (GRUR))
  • German Academy for Law and Legislation (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gesetzgebung e.V.)
  • Working Group of Certified Tax Lawyers (Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Fachanwälte für Steuerrecht)
  • Working Group for Tax Law of the German Association of Attorneys (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Steuerrecht im Deutschen Anwaltsverein)
  • Working Group for Inheritance Law of the German Association of Attorneys (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Erbrecht im Deutschen Anwaltsverein)
  • Berlin Tax Group (Berliner Steuergespräche)
  • German Labor and Employment Court Association (Deutscher Arbeitsgerichtsverband e.V.)

Education and Career

Heinrich has been a German Attorney at Law since 1982, a Partner and Founding Member of SCHIEDERMAIR since 2001, and a Notary in Frankfurt since 2007. As a Member of the firm’s Corporate Law, M&A, Tax and Notarial Services Practice, he focuses on corporate and commercial matters and inheritance matters in addition to providing notarial services.

Prior to co-founding SCHIEDERMAIR as a Partner in 2001, Heinrich consistently practiced with law firms that served as predecessor firms to SCHIEDERMAIR. He began his career in 1982 with RASOR & SCHIEDERMAIR, where he was named Partner in 1985. From 1989 through 1991 he was a Partner at BODEN OPPENHOFF RASOR SCHNEIDER & SCHIEDERMAIR, from 1991 through 1995 a Partner at BODEN OPPENHOFF RASOR RAUE and subsequently a Partner at OPPENHOFF & RÄDLER from 1995 to 2001. From 1991 through 1995 he was instrumental in the development of the Leipzig, Germany office of BODEN OPPENHOFF RASOR RAUE. During this time, he was the first President of the Saxony Attorneys’ Tribunal (Anwaltsgerichtshof) from 1992 to 1995.

Heinrich studied law and philosophy in Hamburg and Frankfurt. He was an Assistant Lecturer in Law at the Johann Wolfgang-Goethe University in Frankfurt for five years. He earned his Doctorate at this same university (Recht und Moral (Law and Morality), Berlin, 1984). He completed his post-graduate legal training period (Referendariat) at the District Court of Frankfurt.

Languages

German
English