Prof. Dr. Stephan R. Göthel, LL.M. (Cornell)

Attorney (Germany) | Business Mediator | Partner

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Prof. Dr. Stephan R. Göthel is a lawyer and partner at GÖRG. He specializes in mergers & acquisitions, private equity, venture capital and corporate law. 



Prof. Dr. Stephan R. Göthel advises in the areas of M&A/private equity, venture capital and corporate law. He has extensive experience in national and international company acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate financing (in particular venture capital transactions), corporate restructuring as well as management and employee participations. In addition, he advises his clients on an ongoing basis on all aspects of corporate law.

Stephan R. Göthel advises companies from a wide range of sectors, from start-ups to market leaders, as well as investors (business angels, venture capital investors, private equity investors and family offices). An entrepreneur himself, he thinks and acts entrepreneurially like his clients. As a trusted advisor to many clients, his aim is to provide the best possible advice with clear recommendations at all times - pragmatic, solution-oriented and with a focus on the client's business objectives.


Prof. Dr. Stephan R. Göthel is a partner at the law firm GÖRG. He is also a Professor of Company Law at BSP Business & Law School in Berlin and Hamburg.

Before joining GÖRG, he worked as a lawyer and partner in major international law firms and corporate boutiques in Hamburg.

Stephan R. Göthel studied law at the University of Münster (Dr. jur.), the University of Lausanne, the Faculté Internationale de Droit Comparé of the University of Strasbourg, the University of Michigan Law School (Visiting Scholar) and Cornell Law School (LL.M.). He completed his legal clerkship in Düsseldorf. He then worked as a research assistant at the Bucerius Law School in Hamburg.

He was admitted to the bar in 2003.

Memberships and awards

  • Recognized in Best Lawyers and Handelsblatt as one of Germany's best lawyers in “Mergers & Acquisitions” and "Corporate Law"
  • Scholarship holder of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)
  • M&A Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Gesellschaftsrechtliche Vereinigung (VGR)
  • German-American Lawyers Association (DAJV)
  • Wirtschaftsrat

Teaching activities and lectures

Prof. Dr. Stephan R. Göthel was a lecturer at Bucerius Law School in the fields of corporate law and M&A from 2005 to 2015. He has been Professor of Corporate Law at the BSP Business & Law School since 2015.

Stephan R. Göthel is also the author of numerous specialist publications in the form of books, book contributions, commentaries and essays. In particular, he is the editor and author of the standard work "Grenzüberschreitende M&A-Transaktionen", which comprehensively deals with the legal aspects of international company acquisitions, reorganisations, joint ventures and European stock corporations. A selection of his publications can be found in the following section.


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