Julia Maier-Reinhardt

Julia Maier-Reinhardt


Berlin School of Economics and Law (B.A., 2002)
Freie Universität Berlin (First State Exam, 2007)
University of Basel (Dr. iur., 2010)
Higher Regional Court of Berlin (Second State Exam, 2011)

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Dr. Julia Maier-Reinhardt is a senior associate in Morrison & Foerster’s Berlin office, where she is active in the Corporate and Litigation Practices. She advises German and international clients, such as corporations, shareholders and managing directors, especially in disputes in the areas of corporate law, securities litigation or in complex civil law disputes. She has represented clients from a broad range of industries, such as private equity industry or consumer goods industry.

She also advises clients in pre-litigation situations, such as critical negotiations or in special situations such as general shareholders’ meetings, restructurings, squeeze-outs, domination agreements and takeover proceedings. Dr. Julia Maier-Reinhardt also advises clients in numerous matters of corporate law and complex civil law.

Dr. Julia Maier-Reinhardt studied law and business administration in Berlin. Prior to becoming a lawyer, she worked for, inter alia, Deutsche Bank AG and a well-known law firm in Cape Town, South Africa, and subsequently earned a doctorate in Switzerland. Before joining the firm, Dr. Julia Maier-Reinhardt worked as a lawyer for an internationally recognized law firm.

Dr. Julia Maier-Reinhardt is co-author of several relevant chapters in a handbook on corporate law (Reichert, GmbH & Co. KG, 7th edition, 2014).

Representative Experience

  • Conducting of an internal investigation in preparation for the civil and criminal law prosecution of breach of managerial duty, as well as representation in the subsequent litigation.
  • Representation of an Europe-wide operating investment company in complex civil law disputes with a contracting party on breeches of contractual duties.
  • Representation of a globally operating industrial enterprise in relation to damages claims and proceedings in Germany arising from a European Commission's cartel investigation into the Carbon Graphite market.
  • Representation of an internationally active private equity company and an European construction company in appraisal proceedings (“gesellschaftsrechtliches Spruchverfahren”), in which the court examines the appropriateness of the guaranteed dividends and cash compensation of minority shareholders in domination and profit and loss transfer agreements (pursuant to Secs. 304 and 305 German Stock Corporation Act (AktG)).
  • Advising a consumer goods concern in a restructuring case in accordance with the Act for the Further Facilitation of the Restructuring of Companies (ESUG) and representation in several corporate law disputes.
  • Legal advice and representation within the framework of complex disputes between shareholders of an internationally active holding company.

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