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Dr. Nefail Berjasevic, EMBA, LL.M. (NYU)

Attorney (Rechtsanwalt)
Practice Areas:

Corporate / M&A; Insolvency Law


German, English, Albanian

Office Cologne

Telephone: +49 221 2091 428
Telefax: +49 221 2091 333



Nefail Berjasevic specializes in advising German and foreign enterprises on all aspects of German and European corporate law as well as on insolvency law. He also focuses on national and cross-border transactions, joint ventures and company restructurings.


Career / Education

Nefail Berjasevic joined Oppenhoff & Partner in 2013. After his law studies at Philipp University of Marburg and New York University (LL.M.), he earned his doctorate at the University of Siegen. He then completed his studies at the University of Münster where he received his Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) with a special focus on Mergers & Acquisitions. Nefail Berjasevic has also been a member of the State Bar of New York since 2010. Prior to joining our firm, he worked as a lawyer at the law firm of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.

Nefail Berjasevic is a lecturer at the University of Siegen since January 2012 and lectures inter alia on mergers & acquisitions.


Books and Legal Commentaries

Gesellschaftsrecht in Europa [Corporate law in Europe], Baden-Baden 2019, published by Jung/Krebs/Stiegler, „Europäische Aktiengesellschaft (SE – Societas Europaea)“ [European Companies (SE – Societas Europaea)] (in collaboration with Dr. Harald Gesell)


Articles and Essays

"Gleichbehandlung der Aktionäre bei Kapitalerhöhung aus genehmigtem Kapital und Bezugsrechtsausschluss" [Equal treatment of the shareholders in a capital increase from authorised capital and exclusion of subscription rights] , DER BETRIEB dated 15 February 2019, pp. 358-359 (in collaboration with Johannes Janning)

"KGaA - Maßanfertigung für den Kapitalmarkt" [KGaA (partnerships limited by shares) – made to measure for the capital market], Börsen-Zeitung dated 24 March 2018, p. 13 (in collaboration with Harald Gesell)

"Keine Insolvenzanfechtung gem. § 135 Abs. 1 Nr. 2 InsO von Entnahmen eines Kommanditisten aus dem Gesellschaftsvermögen” [No contestation in insolvency pursuant to Sec. 135 para. 1 No. 2 German Insolvency Code of withdrawals made by a limited partner from the company’s assets], DER BETRIEB dated 25 August 2017, p. 1957 (together with Johannes Janning)

"BGH-Rechtsprechung zu “Sanieren oder Ausscheiden” auch auf KG anwendbar" [FCJ jurisprudence on “reorganise or leave” also applies to German limited partnerships (KG)], DER BETRIEB dated 16 June 2017, p. 1374 (together with Dr. Harald Gesell)

"Gesellschafterversammlung: Keine Einberufungsbefugnis des abberufenen GmbH-Geschäftsführers" [Shareholders‘ meeting: No authority of a GmbH‘s managing director who has been removed from office to convene a meeting] , DER BETRIEB dated 31 March 2017, p. 714 (in collaboration with Dr. Luise Hauschild)

"Haftung des Sanierungsgeschäftsführers wegen Masseschmälerung gem. § 64 Satz 1 GmbHG" [Reorganisation managing director’s liability for a reduction of assets pursuant to Sec. 64 sentence 1 German Limited Liability Companies Act], DER BETRIEB dated 11 November 2016, DB1220951 Issue 45, pages 2652 - 2653 (in collaboration with Dr. Günter Seulen)

"BGH: Haftung des Direktors einer Limited gem. § 64 Satz 1 GmbHG" [FCJ: Liability of the Director of a Limited pursuant to Sec. 64 Subsec. 1 German Limited Liability Companies Act] DER BETRIEB, 19 August 2016 (in collaboration with Dr. Günter Seulen)

Lectures & Events

“Vortrag zur Haftung eines GmbH-Geschäftsführers bei der IHK Siegen“ [Lecture on the liability of the managing director of a German limited liability company at the ICC Siegen], Lokal Plus – NRW dated 5 July 2018