Dr. Richard Franz Gerlach

Attorney (Germany) | Associated Partner

Dr. Richard F. Gerlach, Portrait
Office Cologne
Kennedyplatz 2
+49 221 33660 214
rgerlach [at] goerg.de

Dr Richard F. Gerlach advises national and international companies on banking and banking regulatory, as well as financing.



Dr Richard F. Gerlach specialises in the field of banking and capital markets law, as well as corporate law. Dr Gerlach concentrates on advising national credit institutions and companies as part of litigation, and on the drafting of contracts. His main areas of expertise include advising shareholders and corporate bodies in crisis situations, and assisting with litigation in shareholder disputes.


Dr Richard F. Gerlach is an associated partner at GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB.

After studying law at universities in Heidelberg and Münster, he obtained his doctorate from the University of Münster under Prof Wolfram Timm, with the topic “Management control in stock corporations” (in German). Dr Richard Gerlach then completed his legal training in Krefeld with clerkships at a business law firm in Düsseldorf and at a medium-sized enterprise in Berlin. He was admitted to the bar in 2013, and joined GÖRG. In 2017, Dr Gerlach completed a secondment in the legal department of Sparkasse Cologne/Bonn.

Dr Gerlach also successfully completed a certification course for specialists in banking and capital markets law.

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