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Jérôme S. Friedrich

Attorney (Rechtsanwalt)
Practice Areas:

Finance; Real Estate; Corporate / M&A


German, English, French

Office Frankfurt am Main

Telephone: +49 69 707968 181
Telefax: +49 69 707968 111



Jérôme S. Friedrich heads the finance practice of Oppenhoff & Partner. He has been advising national and multinational investors, sponsors, funds, banks and other companies on all types of financing and risk management issues for around 20 years. He focuses on corporate, acquisition and real estate finance.

In addition, Jérôme advises in the areas of real estate and corporate/M&A. In real estate transactions, he represents investors and sellers in connection with the acquisition or sale of real estate portfolios or large individual properties. In corporate transactions, he represents companies from a wide range of industries and advises them in particular on corporate law and strategic issues. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 11th Edition 2020 of The Best Lawyers in Germany for his work in Corporate Law (also published in Handelsblatt, Germany's Best Lawyers 2019).

Finally, Jérôme provides comprehensive legal advice in connection with applications of blockchain/distributed ledger technology, including virtual currencies and similar products, as well as various related business models.

Jérôme is a native speaker of German and French. He regularly lectures and publishes on corporate, financial and new technology topics.


Career / Education

Jérôme joined the firm as partner in 2013. Before joining Oppenhoff & Partner, Jérôme was a partner at Sidley Austin LLP where he was a member of its global finance group. From 2000-2006 he worked as an associate in the corporate finance group of Lovells Boesebeck Droste/Lovells. In 2003, he spent one year on a secondment to the legal department of the German promotional bank KfW. Jérôme studied law at the Goethe-University in Frankfurt am Main and at the University Paris-X Nanterre in Paris (License en Droit).


Articles and Essays

"Nachweis der Vertretungsmacht eines GbR-Gesellschafters gegenüber dem Grundbuchamt" [Proof to the Land Registry of the power of representation of a shareholder of a civil law company (GbR)], DER BETRIEB dated 8 December 2017, pp. 2918 - 2919 (together with Dr. Andreas Kopp)

"Einzig auf den notariellen Vertrag kommt es an" [„Only the notarized agreement shall be decisive“], Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung dated November 10, 2017

"GmbH-Geschäftsführer: Eintragungsfähigkeit konkreter Vertretungsregelung im Handelsregister" [Managing Directors of German limited liability companies: ability to enter the specific rules of representation in the Commercial Register], DER BETRIEB dated 8 September 2017, p. 2089 (together with Dr. Andreas Kopp)

„Zur Grundbucheintragung bei Verpfändung eines GbR-Anteils“ [Annotation on the decision of the Federal Supreme Court (BGH) concerning the ability to register a pledge of shares in a civil law partnership in the land register] DER BETRIEB dated February 24, 2017, p. 417 (in collaboration with Katharina Leoff)

"Grundstückskaufvertrag: Trau keinem Exposé! – Öffentliche Äußerungen des Verkäufers und Haftungsausschluss" [Don‘t trust an exposé! - Public statements by the seller and exclusion of liability] DER BETRIEB dated November 25, 2016, p. 2772

"Wiederauferstehung des Benennungsrechts des Erwerbers" [Resurrection of the acquirer’s nomination right] DER BETRIEB dated 15.09.2016  (in collaboration with Dr. Gunnar Knorr)

"Handelsregisteranmeldung: Keine gemeinschaftliche Abgabe der Versicherung zum Nichtvorliegen von Bestellhindernissen durch Geschäftsführer" [Commercial Register filing: No joint submission by managing directors of the assurance that no obstacles impeding their appointment exist]  DER BETRIEB dated September 2nd,2016, p. 2046 (in collaboration with Dr. Andreas Kopp)


Lectures & Events

„Boom auf Pump – Akquisitionsfinanzierung im Spannungsfeld zwischen hohen Preisen und niedrigen Zinsen“ [Boom by debt - Aquisition finance in the area of conflict between high prices and low interests] 15th German M&A Congress, Munich (Organizer:, an enterprise of the Zeit publishing group in cooperation with the German M&A Association), November 21-22, 2017, (together with Ronald Meißner)

„Smart Contracts – Einsatzmöglichkeiten und Herausforderungen“, [„Smart Contracts – Fields of application and challenges“], The Finance Breakfast, Frankfurt am Main, November 16, 2017

„Blockchain – Einsatzmöglichkeiten und Herausforderungen“, [„Blockchain – Fields of application and challenges“], The Finance  Breakfast, Frankfurt am Main, May 18, 2017

Lecture on the topic „Financial Market Abuse and Benchmark Manipulation - The German Perspective“, BVI Bundesverband Investment und Asset Management e.V., Frankfurt am Main (7 March 2017) (together with Dr. Simon Spangler)