Roland Steinmeyer

Roland Steinmeyer


University of Augsburg (First State Exam, 1980)
University of Cape Town (LL.M., 1981)
University of Augsburg (Second State Exam, 1983)
University of Wuerzburg (Dr. iur., 1985)

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Deutsche Version

Roland Steinmeyer is a partner at Morrison & Foerster’s German office in Berlin and member of our Corporate, Compliance, and Investigations team. His practice focuses on national and international corporate matters. He has many years of experience in the areas of regulatory compliance, internal investigations, and corporate governance law.

Mr. Steinmeyer’s practice also focuses on board counseling as well as on German and U.S. compliance requirements, such as matters involving the FCPA, and on corporate litigation matters. He also advises clients on law enforcement procedures and on compliance issues, in particular, the structuring of related programs, follow-on litigation, and D&O insurances.

Mr. Steinmeyer joined Morrison & Foerster as partner in 2019.

He is an honorary professor at Konstanz University for Technology, Economics and Design and a member of the Konstanz Institute of Corporate Governance. He is also a member of the Examination Board for Chartered Accountants.

Mr. Steinmeyer is a notary with official residence in Berlin.

Representative matters

  • Advising the supervisory board of Daimler AG regarding diesel emissions
  • Providing advice to Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen on dividend arbitrage activities
  • Assisting Bilfinger SE with an internal investigation into bribery allegations
  • Representing U.S. hedge funds in German takeover procedures
  • Advising MAN SE on an internal investigation into bribery allegations
  • Advising Hamburg Commercial Bank AG (previously HSH Nordbank AG) in connection with an internal investigation concerning the dismissal of a former manager
  • Representing TUI AG in corporate and capital market law matters
  • Advising UK and U.S. companies on real estate transactions in Germany
  • Advising a U.S. public company on German corruption issues
  • Advising  EnBW AG on the purchase of a strategic participation in EWE
  • Advising EnBW AG on the acquisition of the gas supplier VNG as part of an exchange of shares with EWE AG
  • Advising several banks in connection with an allegation of cum-ex transactions
  • Advising Danone SA on compliance matters

JUVE since 2006/ 2007
Frequently recommended as “Leading Individual” for Corporate/ M&A

JUVE since 2008/ 2009
Frequently recommended for Compliance (“incredibly versed” and “constantly works on a very high level”)

JUVE since 2013/ 2014
Frequently recommended as notary (“very professional, service oriented and excellent judgment”)

Best Lawyers since 2010
Recommended for Corporate Law and M&A

Legal 500 Germany since 2015
Frequently recommended for Compliance

Chambers Europe 2016 – 2018
Frequently recommended in the area of compliance (“good legal expertise who is able to translate this into very practical advice”)

Chambers Global & Europe 2011-2014
Leading Individual for Corporate/ M&A (“he is knowledgeable, has an effective approach, and is very aware of in-house sensitivities and strategic needs”)

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