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Ihrig & Anderson Rechtsanwälte – Partnerschaft mbB • Mollstraße 58, 68165 Mannheim • T +49 (0) 621 40546280



We advise and represent companies, their shareholders and executive bodies, primarily in the area of corporate law. Our particular focus concerns the law of stock corporations and corporate groups, transformation and takeover law, banking and capital markets law, as well as questions of compliance and corporate governance.

Our advisory services are based on many years of individual experience gained in various functions and positions: As a partner in a leading international law firm, advising corporates. As the in-house counsel of a large international exchange-listed conglomerate, paving the way for major corporate decisions. Our law firm combines this expertise gained from a variety of different perspectives. Efficient and hands-on approach in the pursuit of success for our clients.

We have deliberately kept our firm at a manageable size. This not only facilitates our handling of conflicts of interest but also enables us to provide efficient and unbiased advice, shaped by our personal proximity to our clients. At the same time, we maintain close personal relationships with leading practitioners in the fields of investment banking and communication consultancy as well as renowned legal academics and partners in leading law firms in Switzerland, Austria, Europe and the US.


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Professor Dr Hans-Christoph Ihrig

Born 1959. Legal studies in Heidelberg. First state examination in law, Heidelberg 1984, second state examination in law, Stuttgart 1987. Completion of doctorate as doctor iuris utriusque (Dr. iur. utr.) at the University of Heidelberg, 1990. Academic assistant at the Institute for Corporate Law (chair of Professor Dr Peter Ulmer) at the University of Heidelberg from 1985 to 1990. Partner at Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz in Mannheim until 2000. From 2000 to 2017, partner at Allen & Overy in Frankfurt. Since 2018, honorary professor at the University of Mannheim.

Professor Dr Hans-Christoph Ihrig has been advising companies – predominantly exchange-listed corporates – and their shareholders and executive bodies for more than three decades. Matters to which he brings particular insight and experience include corporate law, with a focus on the law of stock corporations and corporate groups, transformation law, capital markets law and the law of public company acquisitions. Professor Ihrig’s clients number a wide range of exchange-listed companies, including DAX-40 members. Boardroom advice, i.e. providing support to executive and supervisory boards within the corporate framework, particularly on questions of compliance and corporate governance and in connection with structural adjustments and major transactions, is an integral part of Professor Ihrig’s work. He also sits on the advisory board of a family-owned company. MORE

Dr Nils Anderson

Born 1958. Legal studies in Mannheim and Heidelberg. First state examination in law, Heidelberg 1983, second state examination in law, Stuttgart 1986. Academic assistant at the chair of civil law, employment law and trade law of the University of Mannheim (under Professor Dr Günther Wiese) from 1986 to 1988, completion of doctorate as doctor iuris (Dr. iur). From 1989 to 2015, position as in-house counsel for various major companies, most recently as the general counsel of many years’ standing at an international exchange-listed industrial group. Self-employed lawyer since 2016.

During his many years as in-house counsel, Dr Anderson acted in a leading role for a large number of projects in the areas of corporate law, law of transformation and capital markets law. These projects also included a wide variety of mergers & acquisitions (e.g. of listed companies and cross-border) and the subsequent integration measures, complex corporate restructurings as well as the placement of equity and bond issues on the capital markets. In addition, Dr Anderson’s work centred around legal assistance to executive and supervisory boards, e.g. in connection with the conclusion and termination of executive contracts, the preparation and performance of general meetings as well as issues of compliance and corporate governance.

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New edition of the JUVE Handbook lists Ihrig & Anderson Rechtsanwälte as a recommended law firm

Ihrig & Anderson is again recommended for corporate law advice in the 24th edition of the JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms 2020/2021 and is listed in Volume II of the recommended law firms.


Handelsblatt lists Professor Dr Hans-Christoph Ihrig as recommended lawyer

The Handelsblatt recommended Professor Dr Hans-Christoph Ihrig in the Best Lawyers Ranking as Lawyer of the Year in Corporate Law. Furthermore, Professor Dr Ihrig was awarded in the category Best Lawyers 2020 in the field of mergers and acquisitions.


Guide on the Rights and Duties of the Management by Ihrig/Schäfer now published in a second edition

After the first edition in 2014, the second edition of the well-established compendium on board law ("Rechte und Pflichten des Vorstands") by Professor Dr Hans-Christoph Ihrig and Professor Dr Carsten Schäfer has now been published. The manual provides a concise description of the legal status of the Board and its members. Based on a sound scientific foundation, it is intended to be a practical aid putting a special emphasis on the special features of listed companies.


Ihrig & Anderson is honoured as "TOP-Firm 2019 for Company Law“ by WirtschaftsWoche in its current ranking and Prof. Dr. Hans-Christoph Ihrig is recommended as “TOP-Lawyer 2019”


Global Chambers 2019 lists Professor Dr Hans-Christoph Ihrig as a recommended lawyer


Honorary professorship for Dr Hans-Christoph Ihrig

The University of Mannheim has appointed Dr Hans-Christoph Ihrig as an honorary professor.


Ihrig & Anderson advising RWE Supervisory Board on Innogy deal with E.ON