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The expertise of a major corporate law firm meets the spirit of young entrepreneurs. Top-class advisors work together closely at SMP to help their clients achieve maximum commercial success.

SMP Funds Briefing: Update on harmonized “pre-marketing” concept: EU trialogue parties agree on liberal approach, but introduce a new “notification light” regime Briefing

Some time has passed since the European Commission proposal on a harmonized "pre-marketing" concept was published on 12 March 2018. This SMP Fund Briefing provides an update on the compromise now reached by the EU trialogue parties.

Dr. Fabian Euhus March 07, 2019
SMP Transactions Briefing: Making an insolvent GmbH “disappear” by way of statutory merger (Verschmelzung) Briefing

In a statutory merger (Verschmelzung) pursuant to the German Transformations Act (Umwandlungsgesetz, "UmwG"), a corporate entity (the merging entity) transfers the entirety of its assets and liabilities to another corporate entity; in exchange, the (former) shareholders of the merging entity typically receive shares in the surviving entity.

Dr. Tim Schlösser March 01, 2019
SMP Transactions Briefing: Cross-Border Conversion Briefing

A company incorporated under the laws of a Member State of the European Union or European Economic Association (Member State) can change its legal form and continue to exist under the laws of another Member State by means of a cross-border conversion by way of a change of legal form (Cross-Border Conversion).

Dr. Martin Schaper February 13, 2019
SMP advises flaschenpost on the formation of a European Stock Corporation (SE) Press

Schnittker Möllmann Partners (SMP) advised the Münster-based company flaschenpost on its transformation from a German Stock Corporation (AG) into a European Stock Corporation (Societas Europaea – SE).

Dr. Matthias Schatz February 06, 2019
SMP Transactions Briefing: The German Federal Court elaborates on the liability regime applying to board members of a German stock corporation Briefing

The Federal German Court in civil matters (Bundesgerichtshof, "BGH") has in two recent decisions confirmed and further specified the obligations of, and the liability regime applying to, the members of the executive board and the supervisory board of a German stock corporation (Aktiengesellschaft).

Dr. Tim Schlösser January 30, 2019
SMP advises Flightright shareholders on sale of their shares to Intermedia Press

Schnittker Möllmann Partners (SMP) advised the shareholders of the consumer portal Flightright on the sale of their shares to Intermedia.

Dr. Martin Schaper January 30, 2019

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Simplify complex legal issues. Our specialist know how to do that. The founding partners at SMP all come from leading law firms and, together, boast more than 125 years of experience in our three core disciplines.


For us, teamwork means mutual respect and being fair and open with each other. And we don't need any hierarchies to do it.