Annette advises corporates and investors on a broad range of corporate matters and M&A transactions.

Her practice also includes capital markets work, in particular in connection with M&A transactions and public takeovers.

In the field of corporate law she focuses her practice on corporate governance, compliance and directors' liabilities issues.

Her corporate law practice also covers the preparation of shareholders' meetings, capital and other structural measures as well as matters relating to groups of companies, insider trading and ad hoc disclosure.

Annette was previously seconded to a DAX company and the German holding company of a Fortune 500 company.

Transactions on which she advised (partly prior to joining Hengeler Mueller) include advising United Internet AG on the integration of 1&1 Telecommunication SE into Drillisch AG and the associated tender offer (2017), IK Investment Partners on the sale of Schenck Process to Blackstone (2017), funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. on the acquisition of the nursing home operator Vitanas/Pflegen & Wohnen (2017), VTG AG on the acquisition of NACCO Group (2017), Brookfield Property Partners on the acquisition of the Potsdamer Platz portfolio (2016), Westdeutsche ImmobilienBank AG (WestImmo) on its sale to Aareal Bank Gruppe by Erste Abwicklungsanstalt (EAA) (2015), Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft on the public offer for all remaining shares in Scania AB (2014), Volkswagen Financial Services AG on the acquisition of the financial services business from MAN Group (2014), HgCapital on an agreement regarding the acquisition of 91.85 % of the shares in P&I Personal & Informatik Aktiengesellschaft from The Carlyle Group and the associated tender offer (2013), Volkswagen Financial Services AG on the establishment of a car-insurance joint venture with Allianz SE (2012), and Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft on the creation of the Integrated Automotive Group with Porsche Automobil Holding SE by contribution of the automotive business of Porsche SE to Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft (2012).


  • Admitted to bar 2012
  • Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf
  • London School of Economics and Political Science (LL.M.)
  • Université Paris II (Panthéon-Assas)
  • Maastricht University


  • Co-Autor: Schulze/Grziwotz/Lauda (Hrsg.), BGB: Kommentiertes Vertrags- und Prozessformularbuch, 3. Aufl. 2017
  • Co-Autor: Heidel, Thomas (Hrsg.), Aktienrecht und Kapitalmarktrecht, 4. Aufl. 2014
  • Übernahme der Celesio – Teure Wandelanleihen, Börsenzeitung, 25. April 2015, S. 9
  • Die Frauenquote und ihre Rechtsfolgen (gemeinsam mit Dr. Frank Scholderer), Platow Recht, 29. Mai 2013, S. 7


Deutscher Juristentag e.V. (DJT)

Wissenschaftliche Vereinigung für Unternehmens- und Gesellschaftsrecht (VGR) e.V.

Deutsch-Amerikanische Juristen-Vereinigung e.V. (DAJV)

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