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Alf Baars

Attorney (Rechtsanwalt)
Practice Areas:

Corporate / M&A


German, English, Spanish, Portuguese

Office Cologne

Telephone: +49 221 2091 460
Telefax: +49 221 2091 333



Alf Baars advises German and foreign enterprises and financial investors on national and cross-border company transactions, joint venture projects, restructurings and other corporate law issues. He specialises in M&A transactions involving Iberian and Latin American jurisdictions.

Alf Baars is listed in the branch leader JUVE Handbook as a frequently recommended lawyer in the areas of M&A and corporate law. Furthermore, Chambers Global names Alf Baars as the only foreign expert in Germany in the field of corporate/M&A for Latin America.


Career / Education

Alf Baars is a partner of Oppenhoff & Partner. In 2006 he began his career as an attorney at Linklaters LLP in Cologne. He studied law at the Universities of Bonn, Geneva and Munich and worked as a research associate at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg. He has collectively spent several years studying abroad, in particular in Latin America and Australia.


Books and Legal Commentaries

Europäisches Versicherungsvertragsrecht, Vol. III,  J.C.B. Mohr, Tübingen 2003, ed. by Basedow/Fock, "Portugiesisches Handelsgesetzbuch – Übersetzung" [Portuguese Commercial Code – translation], pp. 334

Wirtschaftsrecht des MERCOSUR – Horizont 2000, Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, Baden-Baden 2001, ed. by Basedow/Samtleben, "Kommentar zum dritten Schiedsspruch im MERCOSUR" [Annotation of the third arbitration award in MERCOSUR], pp. 303


Articles and Essays

"Argentinische Auslandsanleihen vor deutschen und argentinischen Gerichten" [Argentinian foreign bonds before German and Argentinian courts] Zeitschrift für Bankrecht und Bankwirtschaft (ZBB) 6/2004, p. 445 (in collaboration with Margret Böckel)

"Antidumping und Ursprungsregime – Das Schiedsverfahren im MERCOSUR wird zu einer festen Größe" [Antidumping and original regime – arbitration proceedings in MERCOSUR become firmly established] (with Peter Bischoff-Everding), EuZW 11/2002, p. 329

"Antidumping no MERCOSUL: O Quarto Laudo Arbitral" Revista de Direito Bancário, do Mercado de Capitais e da Arbitragem, ano 5. No. 15 (Jan. - March) 2002, p. 339 (in collaboration with Rafael Benke)

"Antidumping no MERCOSUL", Boletín Latinoamericano de Competencia 11/2001, p. 24