The conference is primarily targeted at civil jurisdiction judges. However, colleagues working in the finance jurisdiction and in the criminal justice system, including prosecutors, with an interest in commercial law are also addressees.
The conference will deal with current and practically relevant legal problems of the law of partnerships and of limited companies. This includes issues arising from legal review proceedings initiated by minority shareholders to settle compensation issues (Spruchverfahren) and company valuation. Particular attention will be placed on the practical experience with the reform of German laws for private limited companies (GmbH) through the MoMiG (Act for the Modernisation of Private Limited Companies and the Prevention of Abuse) and other reform acts. Presentations and discussions will address the practical problems, including the transitional law, which arise from them. Issues of raising and maintaining capital, experiences with the “Unternehmergesellschaft” (new form of private limited company), the significance of the list of shareholders, the extended liability of managing directors and shareholders, the handling of shareholder loans and, on a general level, the transfer of company law regulations into the Insolvency Act shall be among the topics addressed.