is an independent firm, founded by a tight-knit team of attorneys with an astute understanding of the demands of their clients. We advise companies and entrepreneurs, board members and investors. In that we adhere to the following principles


Our distinctive structure defines our approach. We focus on matters that require the attention, extensive experience and sophistication of our partners.


Martius lawyers deliberately devote themselves only to selected areas of corporate advisory and transaction advice. We rely on in-depth expertise and a longstanding track record.




Our clients deserve clear and sound advice. Martius stands for this with pragmatic guidance based on careful analysis.




Martius is independent and not part of any other firm. We cooperate with leading specialists of other fields and law firms from our national and international network.




The support of company acquisitions and sales as well as venture capital investments is one of our core competencies. We advise companies, private equity funds, strategic investors and management in all phases of the transaction process. We assist our clients not only with legal advice, but also with strategic and tactical advice. Based on our many years of experience and expertise, we develop innovative solutions and structures that are tailored to the interests of all parties involved, always focusing on the interests of our clients.

M&A / Private Equity
Venture Capital

By "Advisory" or "Boardroom Advice" we understand comprehensive corporate advice to a company, be it to its board members, legal departments or other bodies. We also support company employees in the areas of investor relations and compliance. All these staff functions in companies benefit from our many years of experience in the areas of corporate, capital market and compliance law.

This is all the more important as the transparency requirements in modern corporate law are constantly increasing. Open, law-abiding conduct is required not only by legislators and authorities, but also by company owners and employees.

Corporate Law
Capital Market Law

The increasingly complex and international environment in which companies operate makes disputes an economic necessity. The successful representation of clients' interests requires lawyers with many years of experience and a broad spectrum of legal and economic expertise. In the event of (threatening) conflicts, we clarify the facts and analyse the opportunities and risks of (arbitration) court proceedings. Together with our clients, we develop and implement a comprehensive, economically viable conflict strategy. We develop satisfying out-of-court solutions; if necessary, we also assert your interests in court through the instances.

Capital Markets

Advising entrepreneurs and their families, wealthy individuals and related institutions such as foundations or family offices is playing an increasingly important role in our range of advisory services. Our range of services includes, in particular, the preparation and implementation of corporate succession and asset transfer as well as the creation and support of structures and regulations that are geared to the needs and objectives of family businesses and entrepreneurial families - always taking into account the associated legal, tax, economic, social and emotional requirements of the asset holders and successors.

Private Clients
Family Offices

Dr. Philipp Kopp


Dr. Wolfgang


Dr. Carsten Albert


Philipp Opitz

  • Dr. Philipp Kopp

  • Dr. Wolfgang

  • Dr. Carsten Albert

  • Philipp Opitz


    Team Players

    We see ourselves as lawyers and sparring partners for our clients. In addition to providing comprehensive legal advice, we also take a stand on tactical and economic issues.


    The longer the client relationship and the more personal the contact, the better the individual goals can be achieved. We are grateful, that many of our clients put their trust in us for many years.

    Below you will find a selection of our assignments, most of which go beyond the individual project:

    Data Modul
    Advising stock listed DATA MODUL AG in connection with the public takeover offer by Arrow, Inc., the subsequent group integration as well as on corporate matters and M&A transactions
    Advising stock listed Allgeier SE on capital increases and corporate structuring measures
    Advising the Kreke family, founders of Douglas, regarding the public takeover bid of DOUGLAS HOLDING AG by Advent as well as the subsequent sale to CVC
    Magnetar Capital
    Advising US investmentfonds Magnetar Capital in connection with the public takeover of Celesio AG by McKesson, Inc. and the enforcement of top-up claims (proceedings up to the Federal Supreme Court)
    Advising the US investmentfunds Polygon Capital on various positions in German Clue Chips
    Advising the family office ECB Beteiligungen GmbH & Co. KG on the execution of a sustainable investment strategy and the preparation of the company succession
    Defense of former board members of Arcandor AG (formerly: KarstadtQuelle AG) against several directors' liability suits
    Cognostics AG
    Advising the research and incubator platform Cognostics AG on the carve-out of subsidiaries and the legal set-up of financing rounds


    Martius Rechtsanwälte
    Martiusstrasse 5   I   80802 Munich   I   Germany
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