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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

Cloud Service Provider in der Insolvenz [Cloud service provider in insolvency], in: Leupold/Wiebe/Glossner (publishers), Münchener Anwalts-Handbuch IT-Recht, 4th edition 2020 [forthcoming]

Europäische Aktiengesellschaft (SE – Societas Europaea) [European Companies (SE - Societas Europaea)], in: Jung/Krebs/Stiegler (publishers), Gesellschaftsrecht in Europa [Company law in Europe], 2018 (in collaboration with Dr. Harald Gesell)

Wucherähnliche Rechtsgeschäfte: Der Versuch einer Dogmatik [Usurious legal transactions: The attempt at dogmatics], Münster 2012 (Diss.)


Articles and Essays

"Pfändung eines Anteils an einer LLP britischen Rechts" [Attachment of a share in an LLP under British law] (FCJ, judgement of 03 April 2019 - VII ZB 24/17), IWRZ dated 16. October 2019, pp. 229

"Rechtzeitige Erhebung einer aktienrechtlichen Unterlassungsklage" [Timely filing of an injunction action under stock corporation law], DER BETRIEB dated 7 October 2019, Issue 40, p. 2232 (in collaboration with David Falkowski)

"Zur Geltendmachung der Kommanditistenhaftung durch den Insolvenzverwalter einer Publikumsgesellschaft" [The assertion of limited partner’s liability by the insolvency administrator of a public company] (Higher Regional Court of Hamm, judgement dated 21 January 2019 - 8 U 62/18), EWiR dated 10 May 2019, pp. 279 (in collaboration with Dr. Andreas Krebs)

"Ladung zur GmbH-Gesellschafterversammlung: Zu den Rechtsfolgen eines Verstoßes gegen § 51 Abs. 2, 4 GmbHG" [Invitation to the GmbH Shareholders' Meeting: On the legal consequences of an infringement of Sec. 51 (2), 4 German Limited Liability Companies Act] (Higher Regional Court of Munich, judgement dated 09 January 2019 - 7 U 1509/18), DER BETRIEB 03. May 2019, pp. 1015-1016 (in collaboration with Marcel Markovic)

"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)

"Gesetzliche Auffangregelung zur unternehmerischen Mitbestimmung bei der Societas Europaea (SE)" [Statutory catch-all provision on corporate codetermination at Societas Europaea (SE)] (Regional Court of Frankfurt am Main decision dated 23 November 2017 - 3-05 O 63/17), DER BETRIEB 20. July 2018, pp. 1716 (in collaboration with Dr. Harald Gesell)

"Haftung der Geschäftsleitung in der Eigenverwaltung" [Liability of the management in self-administration (FCJ, judgement dated 26 April 2018 - IX ZR 238/17), DER BETRIEB dated 13. July 2018, pp. 1658

"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)

"Berücksichtigung der sog. Passiva II bei Feststellung der Zahlungsunfähigkeit" [Consideration of so-called Liabilities II when determining illiquidity] (FCJ, judgement dated 19 December 2017 - II ZR 88/16), DER BETRIEB dated 23. March 2018, pp. 690

"Zur Vertretung der Aktiengesellschaft bei gleichgerichteten Willenserklärungen von Vorstand und Gesellschaft" [Representation of the stock corporation in case of declarations of intent of the management board and the company with parallel objectives] (FCJ, judgement dated 25 July 2017 - II ZR 235/15), DER BETRIEB dated 10. November 2017, pp. 2663

"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) 1957 (in collaboration with Johannes Janning)

"BGH-Rechtsprechung zu “Sanieren oder Ausscheiden” auch auf KG anwendbar" [FCJ case law on "restructure or leave" also applicable to KG (limited partnerships)] (Higher Regional Court of Karlsruhe, judgement dated 22 April 2016 - 4 U 226/15), DER BETRIEB dates 16. June 2017, pp. 1374 (in collaboration 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, pp. 2652 (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)

"Verlautbarung der Änderung des Geschäftsjahresrhythmus durch den Insolvenzverwalter ausschließlich gegenüber Registergericht" [Announcement of the change in the rhythm of the fiscal year by the insolvency administrator exclusively to the registry court] (Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt/M., decision dated 12 November 2015 - 20 W 186/15), EWiR dated 2016, pp. 247

"Haftung des übertragenden Rechtsträgers für Handelsvertreterausgleich trotz Beendigung des Agenturverhältnisses erst nach der Ausgliederung" [Liability of the transferring entity for sales agent's compensation in spite of the termination of the agency agreement after the spin-off] (FCJ, judgement dated 13 August 2015 - VII ZR 90/14), EWiR dated 2015, pp. 693 (in collaboration with Dr. Günter Seulen)

"Zur gesellschafterlichen Treuepflicht bei “Sanieren oder Ausscheiden” in der GbR" [Shareholders’ duty of loyalty in case of "restructure or leave" the GbR (Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf, judgement dated 27 June 2014 - I-16 U 149/13), EWiR dated 2015, pp. 177

"Insolvenzanfechtung der Rückgewähr eines Gesellschafterdarlehens binnen Jahresfrist vor Insolvenzantragstellung auch ohne Gesellschaftskrise" [Contestation in insolvency of the repayment of a shareholder loan within one year prior to filing for insolvency even without a company crisis] (FCJ, decision dated 30 April 2015 - IX ZR 196/13), EWiR dated 2015, pp. 547

"Neue Taktik im Gesellschafterstreit – Lehren aus dem Fall Suhrkamp" [New tactics in shareholder disputes - lessons learned from the Suhrkamp case], BUJ special edition M&A/Corporate dated 2014, pp. 28 (in collaboration with Dr. Harald Gesell)

"Die KGaA ist eine komplizierte Allzweckwaffe" [The KGaA (partnership limited by shares) is a complicated all-purpose weapon], FAZ dated 20 November dated 20. November 2013 (in collaboration with Dr. Günter Seulen)

"Zur Sanierung durch vereinfachte Kapitalherabsetzung auf Null mit gleichzeitiger Kapitalerhöhung" [Restructuring through a simplified capital reduction to zero with a simultaneous capital increase] (Regional Court of Kiel, judgement dated 18 January 2013 - 16 O 4/12), EWiR dated 2013, pp. 653

"Rechtliche Konsequenzen der quantitativen Vollmachtsüberschreitung" [Legal consequences of quantitatively exceeding the power of attorney], JA dated 2007, pp. 857 (in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Peter Krebs)

Lectures & Events

"Präventiver Restrukturierungsrahmen" [Preventive reorganisation framework], 3rd symposium h,c Netzwerkpartner, 15 November 2019

"GmbH-Geschäftsführung: Arbeitsrecht, Steuern, Haftung", [GmbH management: employment law, taxes, liability], East Westphalia Chamber of Industry and Commerce, 28 May 2019

"Haftung des GmbH-Geschäftsführer" [Liability of the GmbH Managing Director], Cologne Chamber of Industry and Commerce, 21 November 2018

"Haftung des GmbH-Geschäftsführer" [Liability of the GmbH Managing Director], Siegen Chamber of Industry and Commerce, 27 July 2018

"Gewährleistung und Garantie – Was kann der Vertragspartner geltend machen; wie sollte sich der Unternehmer verhalten?" [Warranty and guarantee - what can the contractual partner claim; how should the entrepreneur behave], Siegen Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 21 July 2017

"Neue Taktik im Gesellschafterstreit: der Fall Suhrkamp" [New tactics in shareholder disputes: the Suhrkamp case], University of Siegen, 02 February, 2015