Dr. Benjamin Fritz is a German qualified attorney (Rechtsanwalt), based in the firm’s Hamburg office. His practice focuses on corporate and complex commercial litigation.
Benjamin assists clients with corporate litigation matters including shareholders disputes, proceedings regarding the validity of shareholders’ resolutions, post M&A disputes, and appraisal proceedings. He regularly appears in front of German state courts and international arbitral tribunals and his court room experience includes successful representations at all instances.
Benjamin has focused on corporate law issues, both in academics and in practice, for more than ten years. In his PhD thesis, he examined the compulsory redemption of shares in a limited company – a classic source of conflict in corporate litigation matters. He is a member of DIS 40, the German young arbitration lawyers association, as well as the academic association for corporate law (Wissenschaftliche Vereinigung für Unternehmens- und Gesellschaftsrecht (VGR)). In 2020, Benjamin was named a “Future Leader Litigation” by Who’s Who Legal. He was ranked by The Best Lawyers in Germany/Handlesblatt: Ones to Watch (2022 Edition) for Corporate Law and Litigation.
Prior to joining the firm, Benjamin was a member of the litigation department of another first tier US law firm for over six years.
- Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
(Dr. iur., 2015)
- Hamburg Court of Appeals
(Second German State Exam, 2012)
- University College London
(LL.M., Corporate Law, 2009)
- Bucerius Law School, Hamburg
(First German State Exam, 2008)
The German Bar (Hanseatische Rechtsanwaltskammer Hamburg)
- Ranked by The Best Lawyers in Germany/Handlesblatt: Ones to Watch (2022 Edition) for Corporate Law and Litigation
- Named a “Future Leader Litigation” by Who’s Who Legal, 2020
“Die Zwangseinziehung von GmbH-Geschäftsanteilen” (2015)