Richard Stefanink

Dr. Richard Raoul Stefanink

Associate
Baker McKenzie Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern

Biography

Dr. Richard Raoul Stefanink is a senior associate in Baker McKenzie's Dusseldorf office and a member of the Corporate/M&A Practice Group. Already during his legal clerkship and studies, he worked for other international law-firms in the areas of corporate/M&A as well as for the German Embassy in Paris. In 2020, he was appointed as Certified Specialist for Commercial and Corporate Law (Fachanwalt für Handels- und Gesellschaftsrecht).

Practice Focus

Richard focuses his practice on all types of M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions, as well as on joint ventures, corporate reorganizations and general corporate law matters.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Accenture in connection with a number of acquisitions of technology companies in Germany.
  • Advised CGS Management on the acquisition of BMS Maschinenfabrik.
  • Advised Deutsche Beteiligungs AG on the sale of its stake in DNS:Net.
  • Advised GEA on the sale of compressor manufacturer Bock.
  • Advised Paragon Partners on the acquisition of Messer-Group and the sale of NovumIP.
  • Advised Ufenau Capital Partners on various transactions.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • German Bar Association - Member

Admissions

  • Germany (2016)

Education

  • Certified Specialist for Commercial and Corporate Law (Fachanwalt für Handels- und Gesellschaftsrecht) (2020)
  • Higher Regional Court of Hamm (Assessor Exam) (2016)
  • University of Dusseldorf (Dr. jur.) (2015)
  • University of Bielefeld (Referendar Exam) (2013)

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Author, "Zur Schenkungsanfechtung von Dividendenausschüttung und Übergewinnbeteiligung (Anm. zu BGH v. 22.7.2021 - IX ZR 26/20)," EWiR 2021, S. 590

  • Author, "Keine Gründung einer GmbH im vereinfachten Verfahren bei Abweichung vom Text des Musterprotokolls (Anm. zu OLG Stuttgart, Beschl. v. 07.07.2020 - 8 W 188/20)," EWiR 2021, S. 263

  • Co-Author (with Jan Gutsche), "Die Bedeutung der Beschlussfeststellung für die Wirksamkeit von GmbH-Gesellschaftsbeschlüssen," ZIP 2021, 70

  • Author, "Kein datenschutzrechtlicher Auskunftsanspruch des Insolvenzverwalters gegen Steuerbehörden hinsichtlich Schuldnerdaten (Anm. zu BVerwG, Urteil vom. 16. September 2020 - 6 C 10.19)," EWiR 2021, 51

  • Co-Author (with Jan Gutsche), "Vinkulierungsklauseln in GmbH-Gesellschaftsverträgen im Kontext der Legitimationswirkung des § 16 Abs. 1 Satz 1 GmbHG - Auswirkungen und Risiken für die M&A Praxis," ZIP 2020, 1546

  • Author, "Einsichtsrecht des Kommanditisten einer Publikums-KG in Insolvenzakten der Gesellschaft vor Eröffnung des Insolvenzverfahrens (Anm. zu OLG Hamburg, Beschl. v. 30.09.2019 - 2 VA 10/19)," EWiR 2020, S. 315