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Dr. Stephan König, M.C.J. (NYU)

Attorney (Rechtsanwalt)
Practice Areas:

Corporate / M&A /Arbitration


German, English, French

Office Cologne

Telephone: +49 221 2091 411
Telefax: +49 221 2091 333 



Stephan König specialises in mergers and acquisitions, the coordination of cross-border transactions as well as disputes resulting from these. He has particular experience in arbitration proceedings both as arbitrator and as party representative in large-scale arbitration proceedings in the areas M&A, joint ventures and corporate law. Stephan is head of the firm's Corporate / M&A practice and leads the Automotive Sector Group.


Career / Education

Stephan is a founding partner of Oppenhoff & Partner. He was a partner at Oppenhoff & Rädler / Linklaters LLP from 1992 to 2007. He studied law at the Universities of Cologne, Geneva and Munich (Dr. iur.). He also holds an M.C.J. from New York University School of Law. Before entering into private practice, Stephan worked as a research fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright and Competition Law in Munich. Stephan is a member of the Union Internationale des Avocats (past President of the M&A Commission), of the International Bar Association (Committee on Arbitration and ADR) and of the German Arbitration Institute (DIS).


Articles and Essays

"Zur analogen Anwendung von § 47 Abs. 4 Satz 2 GmbHG auf Gesellschaftsbeschlüsse in einer Publikums-KG" [The analogue application of Sec. 47 para. 4 sentence 2 German Limited Liability Companies Act to shareholders‘ resolutions at a limited partnership with a wide range of limited partners], DER BETRIEB dated 16 November 2018 p. 2807 (in collaboration with Timo Steffes-Holländer)

"Angabe der prozentualen Beteiligung am Stammkapital in GmbH-Gesellschafterliste“ [Indication of the percentage share in the registered capital in the list of shareholders of a GmbH], DER BETRIEB dated 6 April 2018, p. 818 (in collaboration with Timo Steffes-Holländer)

"Beurkundung der Gründung einer deutschen GmbH durch Schweizer Notar“ [Notarisation of the establishment of a German GmbH by a Swiss notary], DER BETRIEB dated 16 March 2018, p. 625 (in collaboration with Timo Steffes-Holländer)

"Zur Legitimationswirkung der GmbH-Gesellschafterliste" [The legitimising effect of the list of shareholders of a German limited liability company], DER BETRIEB dated 1 September 2017, p. 2022 (in collaboration with Timo Steffes-Holländer)

"Brexit – Was kommt auf deutsche Unternehmen zu?" [Brexit – what will this mean for German enterprises?], DIE DEUTSCHE WIRTSCHAFT dated 4 July 2016