Prof. Dr. Roland Steinmeyer

Partner | Berlin | 49 (30) 726221228
49 (30) 726221228
I guide clients through complex and critical situations when they are faced with allegations of noncompliance, often involving innovation and technology.

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Roland advises on national and international corporate matters. He has more than 35 years of experience in the areas of regulatory compliance, internal investigations, and corporate governance law. His practice 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 a range of cross-border government enforcement and other compliance and corporate matters, the structuring of compliance programs, follow-on litigation, and D&O insurance coverage.

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

Roland is frequently recommended in legal directories including Chambers Global, Legal 500, and Best Lawyers. Since 2006, he is recommended in JUVE, one of Germany’s main legal directories, as a “Leading Individual” for Corporate and M&A. JUVE also notes that he is “incredibly versed” and that he “constantly works on a very high level”. WirtschaftsWoche ranked him as “TOP Lawyer” for Corporate in its 2020 edition.

Roland is a partner at Morrison & Foerster’s German office in Berlin and a member of our Corporate, Compliance, and Investigations team. In addition, he is a notary with official residence in Berlin.

Representative Experience

  • 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
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