Dr. Alexander Kessler, LL.M.

Attorney (Germany) | Attorney at law (New York) | Specialist for international business law | Partner

Dr. Alexander Kessler, Portrait
Office Cologne
Kennedyplatz 2
+49 221 33660 81
akessler [at] goerg.de

Dr Alexander Kessler advises national and international companies on matters of corporate law. He specialises in providing advice in the fields of corporate structuring, stock corporation and capital markets law, and managing M&A transactions and litigation in corporate law, for example in questions of liability or shareholder disputes.



Dr Alexander Kessler advises national and international companies on all matters of company law, stock corporation and capital markets law, and M&A and private equity transactions. He is particularly experienced in corporate structuring, and managing both national and cross-border M&A transactions, restructuring processes and disputes. Dr Kessler is a member of our compliance and internal investigations practice group and is the member responsible for matters of stock corporation, group and capital markets law, as well as general compliance matters. Leading multinational groups and medium-sized companies, as well as founders and families, feature among his clients.


Dr Alexander Kessler has been a partner at GÖRG since 2014. Before joining GÖRG, he worked as a lawyer for a major international law firm in Düsseldorf.

After studying law at universities in Munich and Trier, he obtained his doctorate from the University of Münster under Professor Dr Ingo Saenger, on a topic relating to partnerships limited by shares. He then attended the University of Virginia where he obtained his LL.M. degree.

Alexander Kessler was admitted to the bar in 2005.

He qualified as an attorney at law in the US state of New York in 2007. Since 2010, he has been a visiting lecturer at the University of Münsterin corporate law and restructuring, as well as mergers & acquisitions. 

Memberships and awards

  • American Bar Association
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Alumni Deutschland e.V.
  • Wissenschaftliche Vereinigung für Unternehmens- und Gesellschaftsrecht (VGR) e.V. (Academic Association for Commercial and Corporate Law)
  • He was named as a recommended lawyer for corporate law by LEGAL 500 Germany (2019, 2020, 2022)

Teaching activities and lectures

  • Visiting lecturer at the University in Münster since 2010


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