Photo, Dr. Katharina Stüber

Dr. Katharina Stüber

Baker McKenzie Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern


Dr. Katharina Stüber is a lawyer and holds a degree in business administration. She is a partner in the German Corporate Practice Group in Baker McKenzie's Frankfurt office and advises on stock corporation and capital markets law. The focus of her work is advising listed companies on stock corporation and group law, including corporate governance, as well as capital market law, in particular on publication obligations as a consequence of the stock exchange listing. She is the author of various publications on stock corporation and capital market law, in particular on the statutory quota for women and market abuse law.

Katharina has been awarded by Handelsblatt, Gemany's best lawyers, Wirtschaftswoche and Legal 500 with "Name of Next Generation" quoted with, 'Brilliant lawyer, not only in terms of her legal expertise, but also because of her pragmatic approach to proposing solutions. Always "on the ball" with upcoming legislative projects, regardless of the stage the project is at. She is well networked with the associations and institutions and, despite a very heavy workload, has an open ear for issues that need to be resolved at short notice within the company and never gives the impression that the call is a nuisance. It goes without saying that agreed deadlines are kept. Throughout the year it is a great pleasure to work with her.'

Katharina regularly gives lectures at the Deutsches Aktieninstitut, Deutscher Investor Relations Verband, Deutsche Börse AG, WM Seminare, University of Augsburg, Bucerius Law School Hamburg, etc.

Practice Focus

Dr. Katharina Stüber advises listed companies on German and European stock corporation and capital markets law. This includes advising on issues relating to the rights and duties of management and supervisory boards, corporate governance, group law, market abuse and transparency law. She also regularly accompanies critical general meetings and advises in the context of public takeovers. One focus of her work is insider law. Clients include listed companies, in particular in the pharmaceutical, chemical, industrial and financial services sectors.In the attempted public takeover by Hellmann Friedmann and Blackstone of Scout24 AG, Katharina Stüber advised the target company, as well as on the various measures of capital repayment to shareholders of Scout24 AG and its change of legal form into an SE. Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA on the contemplated acquisition of Akorn Inc. listed in the USA.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advising Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG on domination and profit and loss transfer agreement with Pangea GmbH as well as on their annual general meeting.
  • Advising ScaleHub GmbH on its restructuring and investment by venture capital investors.

Prior to joining the Firm, she advised,

  • Evonik Industries AG on corporate and capital market law issues in preparation for the IPO in 2012 and 2013; in connection with the investment of the Temasek sovereign wealth fund and other investors (2013); stock corporation law (ongoing advice), in particular annual general meeting since 2013, corporate governance; capital market law (ongoing advice); implementation of capital market compliance system on market abuse law; implementation of employee share program.

  • Fresenius SE & Co KGaA: ongoing advice on capital markets law, in particular market abuse law; acquisition of Acorn, Inc., USA including advice in the context of court proceedings (recognition of the first MAC in US history).

  • KAP AG on corporate and capital market law (ongoing advice), AGM.

  • MLP SE corporate and capital market issues; conversion into legal form of SE; implementation of share buyback programmes.

  • Scout24 AG on attempted takeover by Hellmann & Friedmann as well as Blackstone; investment of Elliott; AGM; activist defence; ongoing capital market law advice; conversion into legal form of SE; capital market transactions (several times and forms of buyback of around EUR 2 billion).

  • Senvion SA on all questions of capital market law (since 2016); capital measures; accompaniment during insolvency proceedings.

  • Deutsche Lufthansa AG in connection with the strike of a union on corporate law aspects.

  • DAX listed company and several other listed companies on its share buyback programme.

  • Various listed stock corporations in proceedings of BaFin or CSSF regarding capital market obligations and further matters.

  • SDAX listed company on negative declaratory action (negative Feststellungsklage) as well as legal proceedings for the recovery of dividends.

Professional Honors

  • JUVE Handbuch 2022/2023, 2023/2024
  • Germany‘s Best Lawyers: Merger & Acquisitions, Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers, 2023
  • Name of next generation, Corporate, Legal 500 Deutschland, 2020-2023
  • Top Anwalt Corporate Law, Wirtschaftswoche, 2021

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Corporate Law Association (Gesellschaftsrechtliche Vereinigung e.V. - VGR) - Member
  • German Bar Association (Deutscher Anwaltverein - DAV) - Member
  • German-American Lawyers Association (Deutsch-Amerikanische Juristenvereinigung e.V.- DAJV) - Member
  • Steuben-Schurz-Society (Steuben-Schurz-Gesellschaft Society e.V.) - Member

Corporate Responsibility

  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Ingrid zu Solms Foundation, which employs women with elite potential in the fields of medicine, natural sciences, culture and human rights


  • Germany (2013)


  • University of Mannheim (Dr. iur.) (2013)
  • State of Baden-Württemberg (Second State Exam) (2006)
  • University of Mannheim (First State Exam) (2004)
  • University of Magdeburg (Diplom-Kauffrau - Master of Business Administration, M.B.A.) (1999)


  • English
  • German


  • Speaker, Ad hoc Meldepflicht und ihre Sanktionierung, Konferenz Kapitalmarktrecht 2022, Deutsches Aktieninstitut, Februar 2022, Frankfurt

  • Speaker, Die Hauptversammlung jetzt und in Zukunft, Kompaktseminar HV 2022, Computershare, Februar 2022, virtuell Ausblick: Welche Gesetze und Regulierungen uns in 2022 erwarten, Mitgliederversammlung Deutscher Investor Relations Verband - DIRK, März 2022, Frankfurt


  • Author, Art. 5 and 6 MAR in: BeckOGK Wertpapierhandelsrecht: 10. Edition, January 2024

  • Author, Bringt die EU mehr Diversität in die Führungsetage? Corporate Finance Recht 2023, 36, April 2023

  • Author, Aktuelle Entwicklungen im Wertpapierhandelsrecht, Der Konzern 2023, 12, January 2023

  • Author, HV neu denken, HV-Magazin, October 2022