Dr. Ruediger Theiselmann

Advising managing directors, boards of directors and supervisory boards with regard to their legal obligations and actively accompanying them in crises, transactions and day-to-day business has been the focus of my professional activities for about 20 years.

As a lawyer, I bring the knowledge and practical experience of specialist and management functions in corporations, small and medium-sized companies as well as law firms for clients. In addition, I provide my international network in various industries, digital competence as well as communicative know-how from marketing/PR within the framework of mandates.

As managing director, supervisory board and entrepreneur, I know the needs of my clients from own experience. In addition, I am familiar with commercial risk decisions as well as processes on senior management level.

Professional Career
Since 2015: Self-employed lawyer and entrepreneur
2013 to 2015: Executive Partner at Wellensiek Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB

>> Legal Advisory:
Distressed M&A, Trusteeships, Advisory to Executives, Scheme of Arrangement

>> Law Firm Management

2007 to 2013: Senior Corporate Finance Executive and Head of Corporate Center at Commerzbank AG (Corporates & Markets / Corporate Finance)

>> Senior Corporate Finance Executive:
M&A, Syndicated Loans, Bonds, Private Placements, Financial Restructurings; Origination, Execution, Financial Modelling

>> Head of Corporate Center in Corporate Finance / Corporates & Markets:
International Business Development for all Corporate Finance Departments

2005 to 2007: Assistant to the Board of Management at Commerzbank AG

>> Operational Business: Private & Business Clients / Asset Management

>> Management Board Meetings

>> Investor Relations, Corporate Strategy

>> Supervisory Board Assistance: Corporate Secretary Services

1999 to 2002: PR and Strategy Manager at Deutsche Bank AG

Public Relations, Content Marketing, Corporate Publishing, Corporate Strategy, Strategic Partnerships

1995 to 1999: Freelance journalist for newspapers and TV stations

Approx. 2,500 articles and interviews for regional and supra-regional media, in particular about business topics

1997 to 2001: Legal studies in Bielefeld and Cologne

Focus: Business Law

2002: First State Exam in Cologne
2002 to 2003: PhD in Law (Dr. iur.) in Cologne

Doctoral Thesis: “Intellectual Property In The Information Society – Legal Implications of Digital Works Usage” (C.H. Beck, 2004)

2004 to 2005: LL.M. studies in Cologne

Focus: Management, Corporate Law

2003 to 2005: Legal clerkship in Münster / Second State Exam, Bar Exam
2005 to 2006: B.A. in Banking at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Legal Core Areas

Duties of Directors and Officers of Distressed Companies

Corporate Finance (M&A, Equity, Debt)

Financial Restructurings

Business Judgment Rule / Fiduciary Duties of Executives